Susan Mallery’s ‘California Girls’ Take Us On A Life-Affirming Journey Toward Recovery [REVIEW]

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Three sisters get dumped in the same week in Susan Mallery’s California Girls. (Photo by Thomas Hawk, Flickr)

Three sisters. Three men who dump them in rather atrocious ways. Will these siblings be able to regain their footing or will pain cripple them for life? Find out in Susan Mallery’s insightful new novel, California Girls.  Read more of this post

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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Some Answers Are ‘Worth Killing For’ in Jane Haseldine’s New Mystery [REVIEW]

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Determined to solve the mystery of her past once and for all, crime reporter Julia Gooden won’t stop digging until she discovers the truth about her brother’s disappearance in Jane Haseldine’s Worth Killing For. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A young man is brutally murdered and another man seems to have been raised from the dead. Now a tenacious Detroit crime reporter is about to discover that these two incidents may be linked to her own traumatic past and to the one case she’s never been able to reconcile. But at what cost will she pursue the truth? Find out in Jane Haseldine’s nail-biting new mystery, Worth Killing For.  Read more of this post

Family Scandals Haunt ‘The Bad Daughter’ [REVIEW]

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One family’s dream house becomes the scene of a horrible crime in Joy Fielding’s The Bad Daughter. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A Los Angeles therapist must return to her tiny hometown when she receives a shocking voicemail message from her estranged sibling. A heinous crime has been committed and she is needed on the scene as soon as possible. But before she can even leave, she is plagued by unanswered questions. Who is behind the violence? Why did someone target her family? And what can she possibly do about it? Find out in Joy Fielding’s mesmerizing new novel of suspense, The Bad Daughter.  Read more of this post

Can ‘Little Broken Things’ Ever Truly Be Mended? [REVIEW]

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A woman is shocked when her sister asks her to take care of a little girl she’s never seen before in Nicole Baart’s Little Broken Things. (Photo by Jay, Flickr)

Two sisters with a tenuous relationship. A mysterious little girl who doesn’t speak. Loads of unanswered questions. All of these ingredients make Nicole Baart’s new novel, Little Broken Things, a story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you examine just how you define “family.” Read more of this post