Love Gets A Second Chance in RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Season of Wonder’ [REVIEW]

Tommy's Park lights

Ready for a second chance, a young mother and her two daughters move to the idyllic town of Haven Point. (Photo by Corey Templeton, Flickr)

Moving to a small town after life in a big city is a challenging change of pace for anyone, but particularly for a young mom with two daughters to think about. A prime job opportunity makes the move inevitable, however, and soon the little family finds itself in Haven Point. But will the girls be able to make a life there? And what happens when the heart starts to make choices of its own? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s heartwarming new novel, Season of Wonder.  Read more of this post

Second Chances Are Possible In Maisey Yates’ Gold Valley [REVIEW]

Old Truck with Christmas Wreath

Winter has arrived in Gold Valley, but will it be able to soften a widower’s heart to love again? (Photo by Mike Slone, Flickr)

He has suffered a devastating loss. She is in search of an elusive emotional connection that has been absent her entire life. When circumstances throw the two of them together, will they be the perfect balm for one another’s wounds? Or will pain keep them apart? Return to Maisey Yates’ enchanting Gold Valley to find out Read more of this post

Debbie Macomber Makes Us Want Our Own ‘Alaskan Holiday’ [REVIEW]

Lodge in Alaska

When a young chef takes a job in a remote Alaskan town, she doesn’t expect to turn a short-term gig into a lifetime commitment. (Photo by Markus Trienke, Flickr)

She’s just trying to make friends while she works in a tiny Alaskan town for the season. He’s fallen head over heels in love with the town’s newest resident. She looks forward to returning to the big city to start her career. He wants her to stay forever as his wife. Who will win this contest of wills? Find out in Debbie Macomber’s charming new novel, Alaskan Holiday. Read more of this post

‘Start Without Me’ Illustrates Why Some of Us Avoid Going Home at All Costs [REVIEW]

North Amherst, Massachusetts

In Start Without Me, Joshua Max Feldman proves that sometimes going back to your childhood home isn’t as joyous as it could be. (Photo by Doug Kerr, Flickr)

Home for the holidays. The very thought of it conjures up idealized Hollywood scenarious where everything is perfect, blanketed in clean white snow, with the family gathered around the table sharing fond, sweet memories of yesteryear. But in Joshua Max Feldman’s new novel, Start Without Me, he depicts another type of homecoming altogether. In fact, this story is as far from a Frank Capra movie as you can get.  Read more of this post

Protect Your Pets from Holiday Hazards [VIDEO]

Dog and cat

Dogs, cats and other pets rely on their human family members to keep them safe during the holidays. (Photo by dixie wells, Flickr)

Each year, veterinarians around the country warn pet owners about the potential health hazards animals face during the holidays. From electric shocks and fires to strangulation and stomach upsets, human parents unwittingly place their furry children in the middle of a veritable minefield during one of the most festive times of the year. Here’s what you should know to keep your pets happy and healthy this season.  Read more of this post