A Lot of Work for a Little Snow [GUEST POST]

Wintertime at the Monastery
Sometimes the smallest detail creates the largest amount of work for an author, like trying to pick the perfect time for a setting to have snow. E.M. Powell explains in this guest post regarding her new novel, The Monastery Murders. (Photo by Paul R. Robinson, Flickr)

Whenever we pick up a book by one of our favorite authors, we may not realize just how much research went into writing a certain character, choosing a setting, or crafting a particular scene, especially when the author does her job as seamlessly as historical mystery author, E.M. Powell. Reading her latest novel, The Monastery Murders, she excels at luring us into the story’s disarming setting and made us ask: How did holiday traditions differ way back in 1176 and how does she utilize these details to build suspense? Thankfully she explains in today’s guest post. Enjoy! —J&H

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Love Gets A Second Chance in RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Season of Wonder’ [REVIEW]

Tommy's Park lights

Ready for a second chance, a young mother and her two daughters move to the idyllic town of Haven Point. (Photo by Corey Templeton, Flickr)

Moving to a small town after life in a big city is a challenging change of pace for anyone, but particularly for a young mom with two daughters to think about. A prime job opportunity makes the move inevitable, however, and soon the little family finds itself in Haven Point. But will the girls be able to make a life there? And what happens when the heart starts to make choices of its own? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s heartwarming new novel, Season of Wonder.  Read more of this post

Second Chances Are Possible In Maisey Yates’ Gold Valley [REVIEW]

Old Truck with Christmas Wreath

Winter has arrived in Gold Valley, but will it be able to soften a widower’s heart to love again? (Photo by Mike Slone, Flickr)

He has suffered a devastating loss. She is in search of an elusive emotional connection that has been absent her entire life. When circumstances throw the two of them together, will they be the perfect balm for one another’s wounds? Or will pain keep them apart? Return to Maisey Yates’ enchanting Gold Valley to find out Read more of this post

Delores Fossen’s New Novel Shines A Light On Foster Care Heroes [REVIEW]

Delores Fossen's LONE STAR CHRISTMAS

Can a hardened cowboy learn to overcome his past and find love after growing up in foster care? Find out in Delores Fossen’s new novel. (Picture courtesy HQN)

A cowboy who has tried to forget his past receives an invitation to a wedding he doesn’t want to attend. But the one girl who could always melt his butter lures him back to the very place he has refused to go. Will they find lasting love in one another’s arms? Find out in Delores Fossen’s latest
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Novelist Writes Her Own Love Story in ‘Sugarplum Way’ [REVIEW]

Woman in winter

When she falls for a divorced dad, a romance novelist decides to make him one of the characters in her books in Debbie Mason’s Sugarplum Way. (Photo by Paval Hadzinski, Flickr)

In Debbie Mason’s new book, Sugarplum Way, effervescent, exuberant, and eternally optimistic Julia Landon loves watching people fall in love. She’s even played matchmaker once or twice, despite the fact that she has yet to experience a love story of her own. So she does what any good romance novelist would do: she writes her own love story with her secret crush as her hero.
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