‘The Song of the Jade Lily’ Will Resonate With Readers for Years to Come [REVIEW]

Shanghai

Shanghai holds the secrets to one family’s past in Kirsty Manning’s The Song of the Jade Lily. (Photo by Bouzouke, Flickr)

A tragic past. Long buried family secrets. As one woman searches for the truth, her quest for answers will lead her from Australia to distant Shanghai. What she finds there will change her life forever. Discover the beauty and majesty of Kirsty Manning’s The Song of the Jade Lily. Read more of this post

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

‘Pieces of Her’ Asks If It Is Ever Truly Possible to Know Those We Love [REVIEW]

Ponder

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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J.T. Ellison’s ‘Tear Me Apart’ is Deliciously Deranged [REVIEW]

Ski Race Day

An unfortunate skiing accident unravels the perfect family in J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart. (Photo by Simon Hannaford, Flickr)

She had everything ahead of her. She’d put in the work and was determined to make it to the Olympics. But then a fluke accident sends her hurtling down the slopes and into the hospital. Yet her troubles have just begun, because a hospital procedure is about to bring her entire life crashing down around her in J.T. Ellison’s latest novel of diabolical suspense, Tear Me Apart. 
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Learning to Cope—from J.T. Ellison’s ‘Tear Me Apart’ [EXCERPT]

Cancer hair

To help her niece cope with her cancer diagnosis, a loving aunt trims off her long locks in J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart. (Photo by North Caroline National Guard, Flickr)

 

If you’ve been reading with us for a while, you know that we love J.T. Ellison. Over the years, we’ve discovered that she’s more than just a terrific writer. She’s also a funny lady, an amazingly nice person, a loving wife, a consummate bibliophile and a fellow book nerd, which are all attributes we love about her. That’s why we’re always delighted when we get the opportunity to share her latest book with you. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Tear Me Apart. It’s the kind of thriller that we love, which blows the roof off a family to see if it can weather the storm. Enjoy! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post