‘Hitler in Los Angeles’ is the Wake-Up Call America Needs Now [REVIEW]

Nazis in Los Angeles celebrate Hitler's birthday

The Nazi-based Friends of the New Germany hold a party in Los Angeles to mark Adolph Hitler’s birthday in 1935. (Photo courtesy Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 2, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.)

Radicalized hate groups. Political conspiracies. Undercover spies. The Hollywood elite. These may sound like elements taken from today’s news headlines, but in fact they are aspects of a little-known story that unfolded more than 80 years ago in the the City of Angels. Now historian Steven J. Ross reveals this compelling tale in his Pulitzer-Prize nominated book, Hitler in Los Angeles.  Read more of this post

‘The Love Letter’ Changes Lives Centuries After It Is Written [REVIEW]

Golden light kiss

When a Hollywood actress meets the screenwriter of an epic love story, she is surprised to discover he based the script on a love letter written by one of his ancestors. (Photo by Adrian Fallace, Flickr)

An actress acclaimed for her death scenes seeks a career reboot by accepting the leading role in a feature film based on a centuries-old love letter. But will this role of a lifetime change more than just the trajectory of her career? Find out in Rachel Hauck’s The Love Letter. Read more of this post

The Art of the Letter [GUEST POST]

Letters

Few things are as treasured as a personal letter received from someone we love. (Photo by Suzy Hazelwood, Flickr)

 

Letters. You know, the kind we get from a dear friend or relative on those rare occasions someone takes the time to put pen to paper and contact us through good old-fashioned snail mail. We love getting them, but these days our correspondence seems to have been reduced to nothing more than short-hand texts or emojis. That is why we love Rachel Hauck’s new novel, The Love Letter, a story which celebrates letters and their impact on us over time. In today’s guest post, she shows why they are still so important and how they connect us like no other medium. Enjoy! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

Tragic Secrets Await In ‘The Silent Fountain’ [REVIEW]

Tuscan villa

Two women decades apart are trapped within an idyllic Italian villa in Victoria Fox’s The Silent Fountain. (Photo by Mircea, Flickr)

Deep in the Tuscan hills of Italy stands a beautiful old villa. It is the stuff dreams are made of. Scenic and solitary, it should be a haven for all who enter. Instead, it holds dark secrets that threaten to escape. But what are they? And what will their discovery ultimately mean? Find out in Victoria Fox’s The Silent Fountain. 
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‘The It Girls’ Lived Life on Their Own Terms [REVIEW]

Elinor Glyn and Lady Lucile Duff-Gordon

They may have started out poor, but the Sutherland sisters knew they were something special. (Left: Elinor Glyn; Right: Lady Lucile Duff-Gordon, Photo by Arnold Genthe)

Long before Joan and Jackie Collins became two of Britain’s most celebrated sisters, another amazing sibling duo set the world on fire, making headlines as they boldly broke the rules and lived life on their own terms. Discover their incredible true story in Karen Harper’s new novel, The It Girls.  Read more of this post