Susan Mallery’s ‘The Summer of Sunshine and Margot’ [EXCERPT]

Two sisters make a change in Susan Mallery’s latest novel. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Now that Memorial Day has passed and summer has unofficially begun, it’s time to start packing up our beach bags with juicy reads populated with addictive characters and loads of plot twists. Susan Mallery has provided such a novel in The Summer of Sunshine and Margot, a tale of two sisters determined to change their lives for the better and perhaps find a little romance in the process. Enjoy this exclusive excerpt! J&H

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Family Stories Keep Ancestral History Alive for Generations [GUEST POST]

Peter Golden

Journalist, historian and novelist Peter Golden knows what it takes to keep family legends alive. (Photo courtesy Peter Golden)

No one I’ve ever read has been more succinct on the subject of knowing your history than Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman and philosopher who died over two thousand years ago. Read more of this post

DiNunzio and Rosato Refuse to Surrender in Lisa Scottoline’s ‘Feared’ [REVIEW]

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They may have beat him in court, but now he’s back to get even in Lisa Scottoline’s Feared. (Photo by SalFalko, Flickr)

A firm of women lawyers is targeted by an enemy from their past. What starts out as an irritating lawsuit soon turns into something far more deadly, and suddenly they must save their firm, their lives, and everything they have worked so hard to obtain. But will they be able to do so in time? Find out in Lisa Scottoline’s supercharged new thriller, Feared. 
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‘Pieces of Her’ Asks If It Is Ever Truly Possible to Know Those We Love [REVIEW]

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After watching her mother perform an unexpected act of violence, Andy can’t help but wonder if she ever knew her mother at all in Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her. (Photo by Dave, Flickr)

Two women bound by blood. They think they know everything about one another. Then a deadly event throws their relationship into a tailspin. Now the question begs to be answered: is it ever really possible to know someone completely? Find out in Karin Slaughter’s new stand-alone thriller, Pieces of Her. 
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Delores Fossen’s ‘The Last Rodeo’ Captures What It Means To Be A Texan [REVIEW]

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Ranching is tough business, and sometimes it takes more than a little faith to make it all work. (Photo by Don Christner, Flickr)

Being the oldest son isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, especially when you’re from a small Texas town and your father is a serial philanderer with a lecherous eye who seems intent on running the family business into the ground. With all that against him, will the “devil” of Wrangler’s Creek be able to salvage his family empire, win the girl, and beat his father at his own game? Find out in Delores Fossen’s latest novel, The Last Rodeo.
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