Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me.  Read more of this post

‘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

Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘All Summer Long’ Is A Love Letter to the South [REVIEW]

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When a couple moves from New York City to the Carolina Lowcountry, their lives are changed forever in Dorothea Benton Frank’s All Summer Long. (Photo by Yvette Wilson, Flickr)

Moving is hard. There are so many things to think about when one uproots a life. There are the inevitable changes of career, saying goodbye to friends and family, and even having to find someone new to style your hair. But when a New York based couple decides to make the life altering decision to retire to the slower paced South, they must face not only a change in circumstances and locale, but the secrets they have kept hidden from one another. Will their marriage be strong enough to survive these challenges as they arise? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s new novel, All Summer Long.   Read more of this post