DIY Star Must Rehab Her Life in Marissa Clarke’s ‘Accidentally Perfect’ [EXCERPT]

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When a lifestyle star’s career implodes, she may need more than a hammer to knock her life back into shape. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We will be the first to admit that we are HGTV junkies. Since buying and rehabbing an old farmhouse early in our marriage, we love watching others take on similar challenges. There’s something addictive about resurrecting old homes and making them better. But the stars who do this on a regular basis take the experience to a whole other level, and sometimes it takes a toll. Meet Lillian, the star of Marissa Clarke’s Accidentally Perfect. These days, she’s got to rehab more than just a house. Now she has to tackle her life. Keep reading to enjoy an excerpt from this hilarious romantic comedy! —J&H

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Danger Lurks Deep in the Maine Woods in Paul Doiron’s ‘One Last Lie’ [REVIEW]

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When a dear friend vanishes in the Maine woods, Mike Bowditch will do whatever it takes to find him. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Maine Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch is having a bad week. First, one of his best friends vanishes into thin air. Then a cold case must be reopened, and he’s not certain who he can trust to help him solve it. And then there are the complications with his love life. Will Mike ever catch a break? Find out in Paul Doiron’s One Last Lie.

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Paul Doiron Announces Release of His 12th Mike Bowditch Novel, ‘Dead By Dawn’

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Award-winning novelist Paul Doiron announced today the publication date of his next book, Dead By Dawn. This will be the 12th installment in his popular Mike Bowditch series, which debuted 10 years ago with The Poacher’s Son. We’ve been big fans of the series ever since that first book transported us to the Maine woods, so we can’t wait for this next chapter!

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In ‘Rival’s Break,’ Revenge is Served with a Side of Deadly Mushrooms [REVIEW]

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In Carla Neggers’ Rival’s Break, a yacht is the perfect place to die. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A criminal mastermind. Deadly poison. And a stolen painting. Can two FBI agents put the pieces of the puzzle together in time to stop a fatal threat before it strikes again? Find out in Carla Neggers’ breathless new thriller, Rival’s Break. Read more of this post

‘The Hollow Middle’ Captures An Educator in the Midst of an Existential Crisis [REVIEW]

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An educator ponders his existence in John Popielaski’s debut novel, The Hollow Middle. (Photo by doublecompile, Flickr)

An educator in the midst of a midlife crisis suddenly receives an unexpected windfall of cash and the opportunity to make some major changes in his life. But as he ponders his existence to date, will he find his way toward self actualization or will he get mired down in the ambiguity of what could have been? Find out in John Popielaski’s The Hollow MiddleRead more of this post