Justin Newland Rewrites History in ‘The Coronation’ [BOOK BLAST]

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Did an eagle change the course of history? (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are some authors who deposit their characters in the midst of history, showing how their lives parallel historic events. Then there are authors like Justin Newland who bend history to their will and use fantastic elements to show us what could have been. If you enjoy the latter, you won’t want to miss The Coronation, a tale about war, fortune, and family honor. Enjoy!—J&H

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ Continues in Kelly Miller’s Debut Novel [REVIEW]

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Mr. Darcy has a close call with death in Kelly Miller’s debut novel. (Photo courtesy Meryton Press)

At the end of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth were destined to live happily ever after. But the story doesn’t end there. At least, not if debut author Kelly Miller has anything to say about it. Find out what the iconic couple is up to now in Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley. 
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‘Where the Forest Meets the Stars’ Makes Us Believe in Miracles [REVIEW]

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When the changeling appears mysteriously out of the woods, she changes two people’s lives forever. (Photo by Lee Render, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA scientist content to study birds in rural Illinois. A quiet loner who sells eggs on the roadside. A little girl who appears one night with a fantastic story to tell. Where did she come from? What will they do with her? And how will she change their lives? Find out in Glendy Vanderah’s exquisite debut novel, Where the Forest Meets the Stars.  Read more of this post

Nora Roberts’ ‘Of Blood and Bone’ Celebrates Girl Power [REVIEW]

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A young girl races toward her future in Nora Roberts’ Of Blood and Bone. (Photo by Canva)

A pandemic wiped out billions. Those who remained fought valiantly to survive. Now one young girl must prepare to lead them all toward redemption. Welcome to Nora Robert’s enthralling second installment in her Chronicles of the One trilogy, Of Blood and Bone. Read more of this post

Fantasy and Reality Collide in ‘The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons’ [REVIEW]

The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons

A boy’s father dies in a freak accident. Or did he? When Ian learns the truth about his dad’s demise, he is forced to confront the unexpected truth in Dan Elish’s The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons. (Illustration by Sam Shearon)

Having tutored fifth grade students in the past, I am always on the lookout for stories which will captivate the imaginations of young readers. When Dan Elish’s The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons crossed my desk, I knew this would be a great title to add to my arsenal of middle grade fiction as soon as I started to read it.  Read more of this post