Rhys Bowen Breaks Down Social Barriers ‘In Farleigh Field’ [REVIEW]

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With the onset of WWII, everything is quickly changing for Lord Westerham and his family in Rhys Bowen’s In Farleigh Field. (Photo by Marc Pether-Longman, Flickr)

Spies. British aristocracy. A dead body. A love triangle. Rhys Bowen’s new World War II thriller, In Farleigh Field, has it all in spades, making for a truly delicious stand-alone novel that will delight fans of Masterpiece Theater’s Home Fires and Downton Abbey.  Read more of this post

Steph Jagger’s ‘Unbound’ Takes Readers On A Journey of Self Discovery [REVIEW]

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Steph Jagger in New Zealand when the clouds rolled in and everything started going downhill. (Photo courtesy Steph Jagger, Facebook)

What does snow have to do with self discovery? Steph Jagger explains in her new memoir, Unbound, as she seeks to unleash her authentic self and stop fulfilling the expectations others set for her. Read more of this post

Mom Turns Antihero Mastermind in James Patterson’s ‘113 Minutes’ [REVIEW]

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When her son dies in front of her, a devastated mother takes the law into her own hands in James Patterson’s 113 Minutes. (Photo by Tobie Chapman, Flickr)

Molly Rourke just lived through every mother’s worst nightmare. She watched her son die in front of her, and she knows who is responsible. Grieving and angry, she is determined to get revenge. But will she be able to execute her plan before she gets caught by the Feds? Find out in James Patterson and Max DiLallo’s 113 Minutes.   Read more of this post

Lucinda Scala Quinn Teaches Us How She Cooks for Her ‘Mad Hungry Family’ [REVIEW]

Lucinda Scala Quinn

Lucinda Scala Quinn is a longtime crusader for the family meal. (Photo courtesy madhungrylsq, YouTube)

We are firm believers in the old adage that food is love. It is one of the reasons that we are such huge fans of Lucinda Scala Quinn. She’s been preaching about the importance of cooking for your family for years now. As a mom, she realizes this is not always an easy feat, but after raising three sons, she knows that it is possible, and that is why her Mad Hungry trilogy of cookbooks should be a staple in every family’s kitchen. Each volume is not only packed full of recipes that will satisfy growing teens, but they are also filled with cooking principles which make the family meal the bedrock we can all build upon. The third book chronicling her culinary journey, Mad Hungry Family, is the capstone on this epic quest to bring families together.  Read more of this post

Delores Fossen’s ‘Blame It On the Cowboy’ Reminds Us to Laugh in the Face of Adversity [REVIEW]

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If you fall in love with a Texan, you simply have to “Blame It On the Cowboy.” (Photo by Roderick Eime, Flickr)

Handsome. Strong. Shrewd. These are all words that describe Logan, the third sibling in Delores Fossen’s addictive McCord Brothers trilogy. Although he’s Lucky’s twin, the two men are as different as night and day. Whereas Lucky is easygoing and rambunctious; Logan has a fierce work ethic and is determined to build a life that looks just as good on paper as it does in reality. But when his best laid plans come crashing down, obliterating every hope he ever had, will Logan be able to recover and start again? Find out in Blame It On the Cowboy.  Read more of this post