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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Tough Choices Must Be Made in Billy Coffey’s ‘Steal Away Home’ [REVIEW]

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A young baseball player must choose between the game and the woman he loves in Billy Coffey’s Steal Away Home. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When Owen Cross and Michaela Dullahan (aka Micky) first meet, they know they are destined to be together. But will his heart choose a lifetime of happiness with the girl of his dreams or a chance to play baseball with the big boys? Find out in Billy Coffey’s Steal Away Home.  Read more of this post

‘Say You’ll Remember Me’ Chronicles the Challenges of Young Love [REVIEW]

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When two teens from opposite sides of the tracks meet, it feels like kismet in Katie McGarry’s Say You’ll Remember Me. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Two teens, one who just got out of juvie and one whose life is always in the spotlight, soon discover that we don’t always fall in love with the person we should. Will they have the courage to defy the odds and make a go of it? Find out in Katie McGarry’s delightful new novel, Say You’ll Remember Me.  Read more of this post

Escape to Venice in ‘The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger’ [REVIEW]

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A cunning art collector in Venice holds the key to Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s life and she must travel to Italy to get it back. (Photo by noirESTblanc, Flickr)

When a young woman becomes a widow, her entire existence is threatened. Now she must go to great lengths to salvage the life she’s become accustomed to, even if that means traveling to a distant country on the arm of another man. Readers are going to revel in Victoria Alexander’s latest misadventure, The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger.  Read more of this post

‘The Paris Secret’ Opens the Door to the Fascinating World of Art [REVIEW]

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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