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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‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

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Opposities attract in Dorothea Benton Frank’s uproarious new novel, By Invitation Only. (Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com)

When a young couple falls in love and announces their engagement, it sends their families reeling. After all, the bride is a well-to-do Chicago socialite while the groom comes a peach farm in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As their families meet for the first time, will the starry-eyed couple be able to handle the heat or will their romance disintergrate as cultures clash? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s hilariously candid new novel, By Invitation Only. 
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