Cultures Clash With Comic Results in Linda Nielsen’s ‘Because I’m Worth It’ [REVIEW]

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Can marriage survive when Big Sur life meets country club values? Find out in Linda Nielsen’s Because I’m Worth It. (Photo by Steve Jurvetson, Flickr)

It isn’t very often that we encounter a book that is as insightful as it is satirical, but that is what Linda Nielsen has done with her sophomore novel, Because I’m Worth It, a story that makes us take a look at what we are willing to do for power and prominence by juxtaposing two very different lifestyles: Bohemian Big Sur and the genteel South.  Read more of this post

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‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

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Opposities attract in Dorothea Benton Frank’s uproarious new novel, By Invitation Only. (Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com)

When a young couple falls in love and announces their engagement, it sends their families reeling. After all, the bride is a well-to-do Chicago socialite while the groom comes a peach farm in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As their families meet for the first time, will the starry-eyed couple be able to handle the heat or will their romance disintergrate as cultures clash? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s hilariously candid new novel, By Invitation Only. 
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An Old House Teaches ‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ [REVIEW]

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A house connects two women at very different points in their lives in Ashley Hay’s A Hundred Small Lessons. (Photo by donireewalker, Flickr)

We’ve frequently heard the saying, “if walls could talk, think of the stories they could tell.” In Ashley Hay’s new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, we learn about two families who inhabited the same house at very different points in their lives, and it demonstrates how one home connects generations in a very unique way. Read more of this post

Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me.  Read more of this post

Sometimes It Takes A Leap of Faith ‘To Wager Her Heart’ [REVIEW]

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She may have grown up in Nashville’s social circles, but Alexandra Jamison is about to raise some eyebrows in Tamera Alexander’s TO WAGER HER HEART. (Photo by Manish Vohra, Flickr)

When a woman’s dreams come crashing down around her through no fault of her own, the life she planned is no longer a possibility. But will she be able to find the strength she needs to move on and sieze the life she wants before it is too late? Find out in Tamera Alexander’s moving new historical novel, To Wager Her Heart.  Read more of this post