John DeSimone’s ‘The Road to Delano’ is a Novel to Savor [REVIEW]

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Sometimes our dreams must take a back seat to the greater good. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A high school athlete. A failing vineyard. The shocking revelation that will alter the course of a family’s life forever. In John DeSimone’s new novel, The Road to Delano is paved with the kind of challenges that transform a boy into a man. Read more of this post

THE BRIDLED TONGUE: Five Questions for Catherine Meyrick [INTERVIEW]

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Author Catherine Meyrick stops by to chat about her latest book, The Bridled Tongue. (Photo courtesy Canva/Courante Publishing/Catherine Meyrick)

Why do people get married? It’s a question many of us ask ourselves, before and after taking vows. Yet as sticky a question as that can be in modern times, back in 1586 England, the answers were even more complicated than they are now. Find out why as author Catherine Meyrick sits down to chat with us about her new historical novel, The Bridled Tongue. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post

‘The Road to Delano’: Six Questions for John DeSimone [INTERVIEW]

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(Photo courtesy Canva)

For a high school senior back in 1968, there are few dreams in life as big as leaving his small town behind and pursuing his goal of playing baseball. But murder and unrest threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. In The Road to Delano, author John DeSimone delivers a thoughtful tale about justice and equality. Now we hope you enjoy our exclusive interview. —J&H Read more of this post

Abandoned and Alone, a Young Boy Must Survive Andrew Taylor’s ‘The Second Midnight’ [REVIEW]

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A father leaves his boy behind in Nazi-infested Prague in Andrew Taylor’s The Second Midnight. (Photo by Roman Boed, Flickr)

A world on the brink of war. A father with a secret mission. A son who becomes a pawn. Set against Nazi-invaded Czechoslovakia, a game of political espionage becomes a child’s fight for survival in Andrew Taylor’s classic, The Second Midnight. Read more of this post

Paul Walker’s ‘State of Treason’ [EXCERPT]

A Wedding Feast, c. 1569

Spy games play out in the midst of Elizabethan England in Paul Walker’s new historical thriller, State of Treason. (“A Wedding Feast, c. 1569” by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder/Public Domain)

More than four centuries have passed since Queen Elizabeth I died, and yet we still seem as captivated as ever by the rich history of Elizabethan England during the 16th century. And why not? After all, it was a time when treachery and betrayal were rampant in both the government and the church, the bubonic plague claimed countless lives across multiple outbreaks, and both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe competed to write the best plays London had ever seen. Now author Paul Walker uses this vibrant setting to create a new series of spy thrillers centered around a doctor who embraces both lore and science. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt from State of Treason.J&H Read more of this post