Mario Escobar’s ‘Children of the Stars’ Reminds Us That We Are Never Truly Alone [REVIEW]

Paris, France in 1942

Two boys must flee toward freedom when the Nazis occupy Paris in Mario Escobar’s Children of the Stars. (Photo courtesy ww2gallery, Flickr)

A growing threat sweeps across Europe. A loving couple searches for safety. Two brothers flee for their lives. In World War II Paris, meet two boys who will do whatever it takes to reunite with their beloved parents in Mario Escobar’s inspired new novel, Children of the Stars. Read more of this post

Discover Why ‘Notre-Dame’ Became the Heart of Paris [REVIEW]

Ken Follett in front of Notre-Dame de Paris

Ken Follett in front of Notre-Dame de Paris. (Photo by The Follett Office Ltd.)

Notre-Dame de Paris is perhaps the most iconic cathedral in the world. For centuries, it has been at the epicenter of history—for believers and nonbelievers alike. So when it caught flame on April 15, 2019, images of this burning monument dealt a devastating blow to people around the globe. Now author Ken Follett, perhaps best known for his mega-bestseller The Pillars of the Earth, a novel about the construction of a fictitious cathedral, delivers Notre-Dame, a concise but captivating volume about the meaning and history of this beloved architectural gem and why it still captures our imaginations after all these years. Read more of this post

Danielle Steel’s ‘H.R.H.’ Is A Modern Day Fairy Tale [REVIEW]

Vaduz Castle

Behind the high walls of Vaduz Castle lives a princess who dreams of living life on her own terms. (Photo by Justin LaBerge, Flickr)

A father devoted to his country. A young woman with a thirst for freedom. The handsome stranger who dares her to follow her dream. When long held tradition faces off with new love, who will win? Find out in Danielle Steel’s H.R.H.  Read more of this post

Secret Binds Two Iconic Royals in ‘Another Woman’s Husband’ [REVIEW]

Paris Engagement

In 1997, a newly engaged couple’s excitement is overshadowed by the shocking tragedy of Princess Diana’s untimely death in Paris. (Photo by Jessie Hodge, Flickr)

Paris, the city of light, is one of the most romantic places in the world. For one couple, newly engaged and full of dreams about their future, it the place where a life together is about to begin. For another, it is where everything ends in a devastating crash that shocks the world.  Discover how their lives intersect and ultimately lead back to a long-buried secret in Gill Paul’s breathtaking novel of love and royalty, Another Woman’s Husband. 
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‘The Paris Secret’ Opens the Door to the Fascinating World of Art [REVIEW]

Eiffel Tower

Long-buried secrets resurface when an abandoned Paris apartment is suddenly rediscovered in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret. (Photo by Ian Whalen, Flickr)

When thieves break into an old Paris apartment, they are met with empty rooms and thick layers of dust. But as they navigate the space, they unearth something more… something far better than anything they’ve come across even in their wildest dreams. Discover what enamored them so in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret.  Read more of this post