THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS: An Interview with Lorraine Haas

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When a writer discovers her mother’s secret past, she is compelled to tell her story in The Scent of Gardenias. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The older we get, the easier it is to see our parents from the same vantage point as an outsider would. As such, we’ve often found that we gain better understanding of choices they have made over the years, some of them having been made even before we were born. As author Lorraine Haas wrote her latest book, The Scent of Gardenias, she delved deep into her mother’s past to fictionalize her life story and gained similar insights along the way. She shares some of what she learned in this enlightening interview. We hope you enjoy it! —J&H

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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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‘Soulmates’ Will Have Readers Second Guessing Their Yoga Class [REVIEW]

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Dana doesn’t know why her marriage to Ethan ended, or why he was murdered, but she needs to find out in Jessica Grose’s Soulmates. (Photo by Brian Auer, Flickr)

When a divorcee discovers that her ex-husband is dead, she realizes that she hasn’t completely let go of the past. Distraught, she begins investigating what happened to him. But will she get the answers she needs? Find out in Jessica Grose’s Soulmates.  Read more of this post