Escape to Coastal South Carolina in Reese Ryan’s ‘Second Chance on Cypress Lane’ [REVIEW]

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Love gets a second chance on Holly Grove Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

They were high school sweethearts. Then he shattered her dreams and she built a life without him. When their paths finally cross again, can she learn to forgive the past or will old wounds keep them apart forever? Find out in Reese Ryan’s charming new romance, Second Chance on Cypress Lane.

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Are You Ready to Rumble with Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘Queen Bee’? [REVIEW]

Do you know a Queen Bee? (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Do honeybees know the secret to happiness? They just might if their dutiful beekeeper can stop chatting long enough to listen. But when a girl has a Lowcountry family that drives her crazy, she’s got to have someone to talk to! Find out what antics the folks on Sullivans Island are up to now in Dorothea Benton Frank’s delicious new novel, Queen Bee. Read more of this post

‘The Love Letter’ Changes Lives Centuries After It Is Written [REVIEW]

Golden light kiss

When a Hollywood actress meets the screenwriter of an epic love story, she is surprised to discover he based the script on a love letter written by one of his ancestors. (Photo by Adrian Fallace, Flickr)

An actress acclaimed for her death scenes seeks a career reboot by accepting the leading role in a feature film based on a centuries-old love letter. But will this role of a lifetime change more than just the trajectory of her career? Find out in Rachel Hauck’s The Love Letter. Read more of this post

‘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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‘Same Beach, Next Year’ Is Unrepentently Hilarious and Heartfelt [REVIEW]

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One magical summer, two families begin a friendship that will last more than 20 years. (Photo by Richard Walker, Flickr)

Whenever I pick up one of Dottie Frank’s books, I know I’m in for a treat. Filled with humor, sass and plenty of snark, it is almost as if my favorite characters from Steel Magnolias regularly get together to write stories they would love to read, populated with characters they would easily get along with. And that’s exactly the type of story Same Beach, Next Year delivers, one that exudes Southern charm, invites you in to sit a spell, drink sweet tea and catch up with folks you can’t help but adore.  Read more of this post