J’Nell Ciesielski’s ‘Beauty Among Ruins’ is Reminiscent of the Great Love Stories of Yesteryear [REVIEW]

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The future of a Scottish laird’s ancestral home is threatened in J’Nell Ciesielski’s Beauty Among Ruins. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She’s a frivolous American socialite. He’s a crusty Scottish laird. When their paths meet at his family’s home during the Great War, no one would guess that love could ever blossom between them. But can they make any mutual attraction they share last? Find out in J’Nell Ciesielski’s new historical novel, Beauty Among Ruins.

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Iris Johansen’s ‘The Persuasion’ Might Be the Perfect Summer Getaway [REVIEW]

Will he be able to protect the woman he loves? (Photo courtesy Canva)

A talented artist. The man she loves. A brilliant psychopath who will stop at nothing to keep them apart. In a game of life and death, who will come out triumphant? Find out in Iris Johansen’s dazzling new thriller, The Persuasion.

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Lucy Foley’s ‘The Hunting Party’ Reminds Us Why We Fell in Love with the Mystery Genre To Begin With [REVIEW]

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It starts as a gathering of old friends. It ends with a deadly game. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Nine friends. An idyllic vacation. One vindictive killer. A friendly reunion becomes a holiday nightmare in Lucy Foley’s delicious new mystery, The Hunting Party. Read more of this post

Six Questions for Vanessa Kelly [INTERVIEW]

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Vanessa Kelly visits with Jathan and Heather about her new Regency romance. (Photo courtesy Vanessa Kelly, Facebook)

Vanessa Kelly may have studied British literature in graduate school, but today she spends her time writing bestselling, award-winning historical romances of her own, including the popular Clan Kendrick series which takes place in the heart of the Scottish highlands. What does it take to write stories that Booklist praises as “completely charming?” Find out in our exclusive interview with the author herself. Enjoy!—J&H Read more of this post

‘The Highland Earl’ Meets His Match in Amy Jarecki’s Latest Scottish Adventure [REVIEW]

A Scottish highlander must find his bride in Amy Jarecki’s latest novel. (Photo by Canva)

A newly minted Scottish widower with two young hellion sons. A beautiful English woman making her London debut. They both need to get married, but both have secrets neither wants to share. Will they find happiness or disaster waiting at the end of the wedding procession? Find out in Amy Jarecki’s new historical adventure, The Highland Earl. Read more of this post