Years After Escaping the Dark, Chef is ‘Torn’ When It Comes to Embracing His Future [REVIEW]

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You never know who you’ll find inside Whiskey Sharp, the barbershop and bar featured in Lauren Dane’s Torn. (Photo by cleverdame107, Flickr)

Then, she was a sweet kid with a big crush. He was a handsome but messed up youth trying to figure out his life. Now, years later, they are both older and wiser. But is dating an old friend a good idea? In Lauren Dane’s Torn, we discover that sometimes two people simply have to take a chance.  Read more of this post

After the Storm, Hope Awaits ‘At Wave’s End’ [REVIEW]

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Life can be beautiful, even in the wake of a great storm. (Photo by J. Triepke, Flickr)

When a hurricane blasts the Jersey Shore, a woman leaves the city behind to help heal the community devastated by the storm. But will she be able to repair both her mother’s ravaged home as well as their tenuous relationship? Find out in Patricia Perry Donovan’s new novel, At Wave’s End.  Read more of this post

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Sage [RECIPE]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Sage (Photo courtesy Ten Speed Press)

Sweet potato fries are a must-have side for certain dishes, and even though we limit the amount of starch we consume, we still enjoy these on our monthly fish and chips night. They’re sublime when dipped in some homemade harissa, aïoli, or pesto. This recipe is also delicious if you’re serving them with a roast because you can season all the other veggies with the same herbs.  Read more of this post