‘Presidents’ Day’ Preys Upon America’s Worst Fears [REVIEW]

White House

In Seth Margolin’s Presidents’ Day, the White House could soon be run by an evil tyrant. (Photo by angela n., Flickr)

One man with a grand scheme and ulterior motives has every intention of insuring who gets elected as the new ruler of the free world. But what does he really want and what is his ultimate agenda? Find out in Seth Margolis’ brilliant new novel, Presidents’ Day.  Read more of this post

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War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix Reveals the Very Real Dangers of Journalism in ‘Dirty Wars and Polished Silver’ [REVIEW]

Lydna Schuster

Whether dodging bullets or working a room as the ambassador’s wife, Lynda Schuster has seen it all and lived to tell about it. (Photo courtesy Lynda Schuster)

Sometimes the very things we try to outrun wind up being the things we embrace. So how does a teenage girl trying to leave behind a brain numbing Midwestern upbringing in search of adventure wind up being a journalist in some of the world’s most dangerous hot zones and ultimately, the wife of an American diplomat? Find out in the fascinating memoir, Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix by Lynda Schuster.  Read more of this post

‘Monticello’ Leaves An Indelible Mark On American Literature [REVIEW]

Monticello

Home isn’t what it used to be when Thomas Jefferson and his daughter, Martha, return to Virginia in Sally Cabot Gunning’s Monticello. (Photo by Robert Kocher, Flickr)

Being the child of a celebrity has never been easy. With so many demands upon the parent’s schedule, culling out time for a family is difficult at best. So what was it like to be the child of one of the most prominent and influential men in U.S. history? Find out in Sally Cabot Gunning’s enlightening new novel, Monticello.  Read more of this post

Meredith Duran’s ‘A Lady’s Code of Misconduct’ Is Flawless [BOOK SPOTLIGHT]

Jane Mason

If you think Jane Mason is just another wilting flower, think again.
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Facing a future without independence, a young woman will go to great lengths to gain the upper hand, even if that means that she has to break all the rules and make a deal with the devil. But what price will she pay for this pact? And will she get everything she bargained for? Find out in Meredith Duran’s scintillating new novel, A Lady’s Code of Misconduct.  Read more of this post