Susan Mallery’s ‘The Summer of Sunshine and Margot’ [EXCERPT]

Two sisters make a change in Susan Mallery’s latest novel. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Now that Memorial Day has passed and summer has unofficially begun, it’s time to start packing up our beach bags with juicy reads populated with addictive characters and loads of plot twists. Susan Mallery has provided such a novel in The Summer of Sunshine and Margot, a tale of two sisters determined to change their lives for the better and perhaps find a little romance in the process. Enjoy this exclusive excerpt! J&H

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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

‘The Garden Lady’ Isn’t Your Average Diva [REVIEW]

Iris

Beauty can bloom even in the most forlorn places. (Photo by Russ Morris, Flickr)

A fashion icon whose beauty is fading. A best friend who is unshakably loyal. And a businessman who protects his secrets above all else. When their worlds collide, will it end in disaster or in a romance for the ages? Find out in Susan Dworkin’s new novel, The Garden Lady.  Read more of this post

Sara Ackerman’s ‘The Lieutenant’s Nurse’ [EXCERPT]

Cadet Nurse

Newly enlisted Army Corps Nurse Eva Cassidy has her reasons for going to Hawaii. (Image courtesy Keijo Knutas/US Cadet Nurse Corps, Flickr)

We love a great wartime story. There always seems to be a fascinating untold chapter that emerges out of the chaos and ignites our imaginations. Perhaps it is the enormity of the situation and all the emotional mountains that arise out of it that keeps us turning pages. Between the constant threat of danger, the impulsive romances, the amazing courage and the debilitating fear that fuels such tales, they are bound to draw us in, right? And Sara Ackerman does just that in her latest novel, The Lieutenant’s Nurse. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H Read more of this post

Governess’s Courage Prevails Over the Civil War in Tamera Alexander’s ‘With This Pledge’ [REVIEW]

Carnton at Dusk

Inside the walls of Carnton Plantation, a governess does what she can to face down slavery. (Photo by Rob Shenk, Flickr)

As if being a Southern woman with views of her own weren’t difficult enough, a young governess is forced to take a stand when the Civil War comes knocking at her employer’s doorstep. But will her strength and determination be enough to carry her through the most difficult time of her life? Find out in Tamera Alexander’s breathtaking new historical novel, With this Pledge.  Read more of this post