Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘All Summer Long’ Is A Love Letter to the South [REVIEW]

Lowcountry Landscapes SC

When a couple moves from New York City to the Carolina Lowcountry, their lives are changed forever in Dorothea Benton Frank’s All Summer Long. (Photo by Yvette Wilson, Flickr)

Moving is hard. There are so many things to think about when one uproots a life. There are the inevitable changes of career, saying goodbye to friends and family, and even having to find someone new to style your hair. But when a New York based couple decides to make the life altering decision to retire to the slower paced South, they must face not only a change in circumstances and locale, but the secrets they have kept hidden from one another. Will their marriage be strong enough to survive these challenges as they arise? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s new novel, All Summer Long.   Read more of this post

Jathan And Heather Embrace The Magic Of New England [PHOTOS]

New Bedford sunset

New Bedford sunset (Photo by Jathan Fink/Jadeworks Entertainment)

Moving always forces a family to make all kinds of adjustments, and our new home is only one of the many we are going to need to get used to. In January, we told you that we would be moving to New England with a job transfer. Well, in February we drove across the country, outrunning a winter storm that nipped at our heels the entire way. Then on March 1 we finally moved into our new home in Massachusetts.  Read more of this post

Transporting Belongings Across State Lines Gives Jathan and Heather the Moving Truck Blues

Heather is a little woman at the wheel

At only 4’9″ Heather is already a small, but put her behind the wheel of a big truck and suddenly she’s like Lily Tomlin’s Edith Ann! (Photo © Jathan Fink/Jadeworks Entertainment)

Moving is hard. Just ask us! Even as prepared as we thought we were when we decided to transplant ourselves from Ohio to Texas, we never imagined that the task could be so daunting! Read more of this post

Jathan, Heather and the Lone Star State

Texas open road

Bound for Texas, Jathan and Heather look forward to big adventures in the Lone Star State. (Photo © ar.obrien/Flickr)

Jathan and Heather are moving to Texas! After more than a decade of dishing up tasty recipes and entertaining hordes of guests, family and friends in Cincinnati, they will take on their next big adventure in the Lone Star state. Read more of this post