In Debbie Macomber’s ‘It’s Better This Way,’ Two Families Seek Redemption in the Wake of Divorce [REVIEW]

Sometimes love blossoms in the ashes. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When two marriages are left in tatters following a torrid affair, the surviving spouses must piece together their lives and start anew. But grown children from both families refuse to accept and forgive the sins of their parents. Will everyone involved ever be able to move on in life or will they hold fast to their resentment forever? Find out in Debbie Macomber’s heartfelt new novel, It’s Better This Way.

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‘There Will Be Lobster’ Examines One Woman’s Battle with Depression and Anxiety [REVIEW]

Lobster
Even when your world is turned upside down, there are things to look forward to… including lobster. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We hate to admit it, but we are right there in the zone when so many of our friends are going through a midlife crisis for various reasons. Spouses flip their wigs and ask for divorces after decades of marriage. Others are devastated when they suddenly lose their mates in death. Parents watch their kids leave the nest and don’t know what to do with themselves. And so many lose their jobs due to downsizing, the pandemic, or something else. The list goes on and on, and it can all become a bit much. Few people really like change, and when it comes at you with both barrels, it can be near impossible to deal with. Enter Sara Arnell, a successful businesswoman who was at the top of her game before she faced similar struggles. Now in her memoir, There Will Be Lobster, she shares a message of hope and survival, and how she managed to get her life back on track after being derailed in a spectacular fashion.

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Trust Doesn’t Come Easily in Diana Palmer’s ‘Notorious’ [REVIEW]

Is Nicholas Chandler to be trusted? (Photo by Glenn Mackay Photography | Shutterstock)

A family fortune is on the line. She will do anything necessary to protect it, even if that means using subterfuge to do so. But he has a job to do, whether he always likes it or not. When the two cross paths, their relationship can go one of two ways: love or war. Which will it be? Find out in Diana Palmer’s fifty-first novel in her beloved Long, Tall Texans series, Notorious.

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Stepsisters’ [EXCERPT]

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They may be stepsisters, but they are as different as night and day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things in life that are as precious—or as aggravating—as family. They can make you feel like a million bucks when they love you, but when they hate you they try your patience like no one else can. In Susan Mallery’s forthcoming novel, The Stepsisters, two women bound by marriage have one of these love/hate relationships. But when their family spews new, unexpected drama like Mount Vesuvius, they’ll need to try and bury the hatchet if they’re going to survive startling new revelations. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Mallery’s juicy new book! — J&H

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Are You Ready to Rumble with Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘Queen Bee’? [REVIEW]

Do you know a Queen Bee? (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Do honeybees know the secret to happiness? They just might if their dutiful beekeeper can stop chatting long enough to listen. But when a girl has a Lowcountry family that drives her crazy, she’s got to have someone to talk to! Find out what antics the folks on Sullivans Island are up to now in Dorothea Benton Frank’s delicious new novel, Queen Bee. Read more of this post