Escape to Coastal South Carolina in Reese Ryan’s ‘Second Chance on Cypress Lane’ [REVIEW]

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Love gets a second chance on Holly Grove Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

They were high school sweethearts. Then he shattered her dreams and she built a life without him. When their paths finally cross again, can she learn to forgive the past or will old wounds keep them apart forever? Find out in Reese Ryan’s charming new romance, Second Chance on Cypress Lane.

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Ciara Geraghty’s ‘Rules of the Road’ Reminds Us That the Best Journeys are Made With Friends [REVIEW]

Sometimes the most memorable journey of all is friendship. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Two longtime friends. One brazen, one a worrier. They have always faced everything life threw at them together… until now. Discover the great lengths one woman will go to on behalf of her BFF in what may be the most heartwarming book of the year, Ciara Geraghty’s Rules of the Road.

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Friendship List’ [EXCERPT]

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Checking off a fun to-do list with your BFF should be fun, shouldn’t it? (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve all heard of a bucket list. You may even have started one of your own. But have you ever created a to-do list for you and a buddy? It’s what the two best gal pals do in Susan Mallery’s hilariously heartfelt new novel, The Friendship List. So for all of you dynamic duos out there, the BFFs who would move heaven and earth for one another, this one’s for you. We hope you have fun reading this exclusive excerpt from the book. Enjoy! —J&H

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Nancy Thayer’s ‘Surfside Sisters’ Hits Beaches This Summer

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As children, they were inseparable. But that was ages ago. Will these Surfside Sisters be able to make amends this summer? (Photo by Todd, Flickr)

Stepping. Nell. Three Women at the Water’s Edge. With each new novel, Nancy Thayer captivates readers with stories about determined women and the tough choices they must make when it comes to family, friendship, and love. I have been a Nancy Thayer fan ever since I read 1991’s Everlasting, an enthralling tale based in a world of flowers that still remains on my list of favorite books. So I’m always excited when she releases a new novel, and this summer’s Surfside Sisters sounds like it is going to be my next great beach read. Read more of this post

‘How to Change a Life’ Is Decadent and Delicious [REVIEW]

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A chef sees fireworks when she meets a hunky ex-athlete in Stacey Ballis’ How to Change a Life. (Photo by Michael Mayer, Flickr)

What happens when you cross novelist Nancy Thayer with culinary maven Lucinda Scala Quinn? Meet Stacey Ballis, an author whose books are as delicious and decadent as they are hilarious and heartwarming. In her latest novel, How to Change a Life, three longtime friends reunite to dare one another to take leaps of faith that lead to unexpected consequences.  Read more of this post