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

5 Questions with Two-Time Diamond Reviewed Author James Markert [INTERVIEW]

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Each week, countless books come across our desks. Over time, we’ve learned to be quite discerning about which titles we share with you, and which we would just as soon brush under the carpet and forget about altogether. It is one of the reasons we introduced our Diamond Reviewed titles in the first place, to make it easier for you to find compelling selections to add to your to-be-read pile. Last summer, we were thrilled to introduce you to author James Markert’s unforgettable fiction, first with What Blooms from Dust, and most recently with Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel. As our very first author to receive two of these distinguished reviews, we wanted to find out a bit more about Markert, his writing style, and his captivating new book. We hope you enjoy the following interview. —J&H Read more of this post

‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’ is Fueled by Heart and Hope [REVIEW]

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Can an old hotel restore damaged lives to their former glory? (Photo by heartburn, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerA famed artist stricken with dementia. A shell-shocked soldier. And a wife at the end of her rope. When an old hotel draws them together, will it be able to repair the lives time has sought to destroy? Find out in James Markert’s latest spellbinding novel, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel.  Read more of this post

There Are Plenty of ‘Secrets at Cedar Cabin’ in Colleen Coble’s Latest Novel [REVIEW]

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Fleeing for her life, a young woman makes her way to Lavender Tides to uncover Secrets at Cedar Cabin. (Photo by Rick Gordon, Flickr)

In the third installment of Colleen Coble’s Lavender Tides series, a young woman is on the run but doesn’t know why. All she does know is that her mother was murdered, and now someone wants her dead too. With only one place to go, she leaves Michigan behind and starts a new life in a remote cabin in coastal Washington. But with so many questions spinning in her mind, will she find the answers she seeks before a killer discovers her whereabouts? Find out in Secrets at Cedar Cabin. 

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Return to Lavender Tides in Colleen Coble’s ‘Secrets at Cedar Cabin’ [SPOTLIGHT]

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When she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself, a woman goes to the only place she can think of for answers in Colleen Coble’s Secrets at Cedar Cabin. (Photo by x1klima, Flickr)

When it seems like you’re betrayed at every turn, it isn’t easy to trust anyone… even yourself. Return to Lavender Tides in Colleen Coble’s third installment of her beloved series and discover how one woman comes to terms with her past in Secrets at Cedar Cabin.  Read more of this post