‘Allie and Bea’ Make Us Believe in the Power of Friendship [REVIEW]

Catherine Ryan Hyde's ALLIE AND BEA

An unlikely duo, Allie and Bea are destined to become as unforgettable as Thelma and Louise.
(Photo courtesy Lake Union Publishing)

A senior citizen down on her luck. A teenage girl with nowhere else to turn. Two people at opposite ends of life find themselves in the worst situations possible. But out of their dismay, an unlikely friendship is born. Meet Allie and Bea, the two remarkable heroines of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s triumphant new novel. Read more of this post

Unplug in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains [PHOTOS]

Heather relaxes on a beautiful Ozark morning

The Ozark mountains are a restful destination where we love to reconnect with nature and good friends.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love our friends in Texas, but sometimes the chaos of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is enough to drive anyone batty. That’s when we know it is time to escape to the mountains. Read more of this post

RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Snowfall On Haven Point’ Is Full of Promise and Possibilities [REVIEW]

Haven Point

Welcome to the tranquil little town of Haven Point, where second chances are possible and romance fills the air.
(Picture courtesy HQN Books)

When a single mother moves to Haven Point to start over with her two children after the death of her husband, her past follows her with horrifying consequences, possibly scarring her heart forever. Will her heart ever mend and ultimately grow strong enough to love again? And how will she react when she meets a man who is perfect for her in almost every way? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s Snowfall On Haven Point.  Read more of this post

‘Word of Mouse’ Teaches Children About the Importance of Friendship [REVIEW]

Isaiah the mouse bows to the lovely Mikayla in Joe Sutphin's illustration from WORD OF MOUSE

Mikayla and Isaiah are two charming mice who will win your heart in James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein’s new children’s book, Word of Mouse. (Illustration by Joe Sutphin)

 

When a tiny blue mouse named Isaiah escapes from a science lab, he suddenly finds himself all alone in a big new world where nothing is familiar. How will he survive? Where will he go? And will he ever see his family again? Find out in the charming new novel, Word of Mouse, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.  Read more of this post

Danielle Steel Redefines Family in ‘The Apartment’ [REVIEW]

Four friends in New York City

Four very different women become a new kind of family when they share a Hell’s Kitchen loft in Danielle Steel’s THE APARTMENT. (Photo by Delacorte Press)

In Danielle Steel’s latest novel, The Apartment, a loft in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen is home to four vastly different young women who become roommates out of necessity but a family by choice. Read more of this post