Wily Grandma Has A Trick Up Her Sleeve in Denise Hunter’s ‘Summer by the Tides’ [REVIEW]

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In Denise Hunters Summer by the Tides, one woman hopes her family can finally make amends. (Photo by Malcolm Peacey, Flickr)

A family divided. Three sisters who can’t see eye to eye. One sassy old lady determined to let bygones be bygones. Will her granddaughters ever reunite and bury the past? Find out in Denise Hunter’s new novel, Summer by the Tides.   Read more of this post

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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Pack Up the Car and Keep an Eye on ‘The Desert Sky Before Us’ [REVIEW]

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Following their mother’s death, two sisters must take a road trip cross country in Anne Valente’s The Desert Sky Before Us. (Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com)

Estranged sisters. One with a penchant for speed. Another with a track record that landed her in prison. As different as they are, what will it take to break down the walls which divide them and make them a family again? Find out in Anne Valente’s new literary family drama, The Desert Sky Before Us. 
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Phaedra Patrick’s ‘The Library of Lost and Found’ Is Charming and Addictive [REVIEW]

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Can one book change your life? (Photo by Suzy Hazelwood, Flickr)

A shy librarian. A mysterious book. Once she opens it, there is no going back to life as she has always known it. Discover the secrets buried in the pages of Phaedra Patrick’s delicious new novel, The Library of Lost and Found.  Read more of this post

Susan Mallery’s ‘California Girls’ Take Us On A Life-Affirming Journey Toward Recovery [REVIEW]

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Three sisters get dumped in the same week in Susan Mallery’s California Girls. (Photo by Thomas Hawk, Flickr)

Three sisters. Three men who dump them in rather atrocious ways. Will these siblings be able to regain their footing or will pain cripple them for life? Find out in Susan Mallery’s insightful new novel, California Girls.  Read more of this post