Readers Will Never Forget Their ‘Last Christmas in Paris’ [REVIEW]

Gifts

Before his life is over, he must go back to where it began in Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb’s Last Christmas in Paris. (Photo by justkids, Flickr)

The Great War changed the global landscape forever. Never before had the entire planet been engulfed in war, and yet at the time, no one had any idea just how long the conflict would last. Communities were flattened, families torn apart, and friends separated. Yet, despite it all, romance still managed to thrive and blossom amidst the ashes. Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb’s new novel, Last Christmas in Paris, recounts one such story.  Read more of this post

RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Snowfall On Haven Point’ Is Full of Promise and Possibilities [REVIEW]

Haven Point

Welcome to the tranquil little town of Haven Point, where second chances are possible and romance fills the air.
(Picture courtesy HQN Books)

When a single mother moves to Haven Point to start over with her two children after the death of her husband, her past follows her with horrifying consequences, possibly scarring her heart forever. Will her heart ever mend and ultimately grow strong enough to love again? And how will she react when she meets a man who is perfect for her in almost every way? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s Snowfall On Haven Point.  Read more of this post

Revisit the Mysterious World of P.D. James in ‘The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories’ [REVIEW]

Mistletoe

In P.D. James’s The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, four of the author’s classic stories are brought together to baffle readers all over again. (Photo by Nils Rohwer, Flickr)

I’ve been a fan of British crime fiction for decades, but one of my favorite authors was the Queen of Crime herself, P.D. James. Over the course of her career, magazines and newspapers commissioned her to write special short stories for the holidays. Growing up on the American side of the pond, I never got the chance to read any of these stories when they were originally released, so you can imagine my delight when Knopf decided to publish four of them together in book format. The result is the charming gift-sized volume, The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories. Read more of this post

Explore Amish Country in Cindy Woodsmall’s ‘The Angel of Forest Hill’ [REVIEW]

Amish country

When Rose Kurtz marries a man she doesn’t know, will she ever get a chance at love? (Photo by Raindear60, Flickr)

When a young Amish woman is sent to help a family in trouble, it is supposed to be a temporary assignment. But after she arrives, it quickly becomes apparent that the family needs much more help than she realized. What comes next will irrevocably change her life forever. But is she up for the task? Find out in Cindy Woodsmall’s The Angel of Forest Hill.   Read more of this post

Protect Your Pets from Holiday Hazards [VIDEO]

Dog and cat

Dogs, cats and other pets rely on their human family members to keep them safe during the holidays. (Photo by dixie wells, Flickr)

Each year, veterinarians around the country warn pet owners about the potential health hazards animals face during the holidays. From electric shocks and fires to strangulation and stomach upsets, human parents unwittingly place their furry children in the middle of a veritable minefield during one of the most festive times of the year. Here’s what you should know to keep your pets happy and healthy this season.  Read more of this post