Pack Up the Car and Keep an Eye on ‘The Desert Sky Before Us’ [REVIEW]

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Following their mother’s death, two sisters must take a road trip cross country in Anne Valente’s The Desert Sky Before Us. (Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com)

Estranged sisters. One with a penchant for speed. Another with a track record that landed her in prison. As different as they are, what will it take to break down the walls which divide them and make them a family again? Find out in Anne Valente’s new literary family drama, The Desert Sky Before Us. 
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‘The Wonder of Lost Causes’ is the Kind of Novel We Need Right Now [REVIEW]

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An old dog named Whistler adopts a young boy with with an incurable disease in Nick Trout’s The Wonder of Lost Causes. (Photo by Lali Masriera, Flickr)

A mother’s love knows no bounds and she’ll do anything for her ailing child. Well, almost anything. Discover the one straw that could break the camel’s back for even the best mom in Nick Trout’s heartfelt new novel, The Wonder of Lost Causes. Read more of this post

Phaedra Patrick’s ‘The Library of Lost and Found’ Is Charming and Addictive [REVIEW]

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Can one book change your life? (Photo by Suzy Hazelwood, Flickr)

A shy librarian. A mysterious book. Once she opens it, there is no going back to life as she has always known it. Discover the secrets buried in the pages of Phaedra Patrick’s delicious new novel, The Library of Lost and Found.  Read more of this post

‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’ is Fueled by Heart and Hope [REVIEW]

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Can an old hotel restore damaged lives to their former glory? (Photo by heartburn, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA famed artist stricken with dementia. A shell-shocked soldier. And a wife at the end of her rope. When an old hotel draws them together, will it be able to repair the lives time has sought to destroy? Find out in James Markert’s latest spellbinding novel, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel.  Read more of this post

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