Learning to Embrace Strangers is One of Marriage’s Best Lessons

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Sometimes the person who needs you the most is the one you haven’t met yet. (Photo by Neil Moralee, Flickr)

When you’re married for nineteen years, you tend to learn a thing or two from your spouse. Anyone who knows us will readily tell you that Heather is the demonstrative one in our relationship. She’s widely known for just grabbing people and giving them a hug, even if they’re a complete stranger. Although I know this now, I didn’t always, and the concept of doing this in public used to unsettle me. I’ll give you an example. Read more of this post

‘The Highland Earl’ Meets His Match in Amy Jarecki’s Latest Scottish Adventure [REVIEW]

A Scottish highlander must find his bride in Amy Jarecki’s latest novel. (Photo by Canva)

A newly minted Scottish widower with two young hellion sons. A beautiful English woman making her London debut. They both need to get married, but both have secrets neither wants to share. Will they find happiness or disaster waiting at the end of the wedding procession? Find out in Amy Jarecki’s new historical adventure, The Highland Earl. Read more of this post

‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’ is Fueled by Heart and Hope [REVIEW]

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Can an old hotel restore damaged lives to their former glory? (Photo by heartburn, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA famed artist stricken with dementia. A shell-shocked soldier. And a wife at the end of her rope. When an old hotel draws them together, will it be able to repair the lives time has sought to destroy? Find out in James Markert’s latest spellbinding novel, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel.  Read more of this post

Explore the Hidden Fears that Make Us Human in ‘Beautiful Bad’ [REVIEW]

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How could the perfect marriage go so horribly wrong? (Photo by Vee, Flickr)

There are so many things that make Maddie afraid. And yet, that isn’t the face she shows to the public. Most people look at her husband and child and think she has the perfect life. Yet perfection is usually only in the eye of the beholder. After all, even the most precious gems are liable to crack under the right amount of pressure. Find out what makes Maddie go off the rails in Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad.  Read more of this post

Artist Defies Conventional Society in ‘A Different Kind of Fire’ [BOOK BLAST]

Suanne Schafer's A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIRE Book Blast

In a time when women seldom dared to be different, there was once a Texas girl who dreamed of something more. Her aspirations would challenge society’s ideals, lead her into love, and even give her a career. But will she be able to maintain the life she’s built, or will it all come crumbling down around her? Find out in Suanne Schafer’s dazzling new historical novel, A Different Kind of Fire.  Read more of this post