Love Blooms in Unexpected Places in Tina Gabrielle’s ‘How Not to Marry a Duke’ [COVER REVEAL]

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Love blooms in the most unexpected places. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you love Regency romance and have already binge watched both seasons of Bridgerton on Netflix, you may be wondering where you’ll get your next fix. Those who enjoyed season one (based on Julia Quinn’s The Duke and I) know the fake-relationship trope well and are aware of just how fun it can be. Now author Tina Gabrielle puts her own spin on this classic convention in her forthcoming novel, How Not to Marry a Duke.

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Michelle McLean’s ‘The Gunslinger’s Guide to Avoiding Matrimony’ Is the Western the World Needs Right Now [REVIEW]

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In Desperation, a gunslinger finds more than sanctuary. (Photo courtesy Canva)

He just wants a fresh start. She just wants a father who won’t embarrass her. Neither one of them is interested in marriage. But suddenly they find themselves caught in the middle of a marriage mart and unwittingly married. Will they split just as suddenly as they wed? Or could this new arrangement prove lucrative for both of them? Find out in Michelle McLean’s hilarious new romantic comedy, The Gunslinger’s Guide to Avoiding Matrimony.

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THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS: An Interview with Lorraine Haas

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When a writer discovers her mother’s secret past, she is compelled to tell her story in The Scent of Gardenias. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The older we get, the easier it is to see our parents from the same vantage point as an outsider would. As such, we’ve often found that we gain better understanding of choices they have made over the years, some of them having been made even before we were born. As author Lorraine Haas wrote her latest book, The Scent of Gardenias, she delved deep into her mother’s past to fictionalize her life story and gained similar insights along the way. She shares some of what she learned in this enlightening interview. We hope you enjoy it! —J&H

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In A.M. Linden’s ‘The Oath,’ Readers Are Transported to Tumultuous Eighth Century Britain [EXCERPT]

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Will Caelym survive the crowds who threaten to burn him alive? (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love reading novels that introduce us to lesser-known periods of history we are unfamiliar with. A.M. Linden’s brilliant novel, The Oath, is one such book. In it, she transports us to 8th-century medieval Britain, where a handsome Druid healer swears to save the life of a young damsel in distress even as blood-thirsty Christians nip at his heels. We hope you enjoy this captivating excerpt The Oath.J&H

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WE SHALL NOT SHATTER: An Interview with Elaine Stock

Elaine Stock (Photo courtesy Elaine Stock, Facebook)

World War II has been the inspiration for a great deal of historical fiction. With so many angles to approach the global conflict and how it impacted everyone’s life—whether directly or indirectly—there are just countless stories to be told. As Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See made us examine the war from the vantage point of a blind girl in France, Elaine Stock’s new novel, We Shall Not Shatter demonstrates how the deaf community in Poland fared during the same time. It’s a fascinating glimpse into this aspect of our history that we have not considered before, and we are excited to share this book with you. We hope you find our interview with Elaine as fascinating as we did. Enjoy! —J&H

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