Why Haven’t Sophie Hannah’s ‘Perfect Little Children’ Ever Grown Up? [REVIEW]

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How can two children possibly look exactly the same when 12 years have passed? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She was just fulfilling her typical soccer mom duties the day she came across her former BFF. She didn’t intend to snoop. But what she saw stopped her in her tracks. After all, it had been more than a decade since they’d seen each other. How was it possible that absolutely nothing had changed? Follow Sophie Hannah down the rabbit hole to find out in her newest mystery, Perfect Little Children.

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At ‘The Institute,’ True Power Comes from Hope [REVIEW]

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One boy must make an epic journey to save his friends in Stephen King’s The Institute. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A former cop. A kidnapped child. One horrifying agenda. When evil has its tentacles everywhere, can the innocent survive the fallout? Find out in Stephen King’s best novel since his classic bestseller It. Welcome to The Institute. Read more of this post

‘Where the Forest Meets the Stars’ Makes Us Believe in Miracles [REVIEW]

Mysterious forest

When the changeling appears mysteriously out of the woods, she changes two people’s lives forever. (Photo by Lee Render, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA scientist content to study birds in rural Illinois. A quiet loner who sells eggs on the roadside. A little girl who appears one night with a fantastic story to tell. Where did she come from? What will they do with her? And how will she change their lives? Find out in Glendy Vanderah’s exquisite debut novel, Where the Forest Meets the Stars.  Read more of this post

‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

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Opposities attract in Dorothea Benton Frank’s uproarious new novel, By Invitation Only. (Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com)

When a young couple falls in love and announces their engagement, it sends their families reeling. After all, the bride is a well-to-do Chicago socialite while the groom comes a peach farm in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As their families meet for the first time, will the starry-eyed couple be able to handle the heat or will their romance disintergrate as cultures clash? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s hilariously candid new novel, By Invitation Only. 
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Learn to Handle ‘Husbands and Other Sharp Objects’ with Courage and Humor [REVIEW]

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Laughter helps Marcy Hammer navigate everything from divorce and new love to sticky-fingered in-laws in Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Family can drive a woman crazy if she doesn’t have good humor and great friends to support her through each new episode of life’s little dramas. Thankfully, the heroine of Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, Marcy Hammer, has no shortage of either.  Read more of this post