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

Italian Hotel

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]

Cabin

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]

Woman on the sea bridge

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

Governess’s Courage Prevails Over the Civil War in Tamera Alexander’s ‘With This Pledge’ [REVIEW]

Carnton at Dusk

Inside the walls of Carnton Plantation, a governess does what she can to face down slavery. (Photo by Rob Shenk, Flickr)

As if being a Southern woman with views of her own weren’t difficult enough, a young governess is forced to take a stand when the Civil War comes knocking at her employer’s doorstep. But will her strength and determination be enough to carry her through the most difficult time of her life? Find out in Tamera Alexander’s breathtaking new historical novel, With this Pledge.  Read more of this post

Love Is In Bloom ‘On Magnolia Lane’ [REVIEW]

Flower box

He may drop in to order one of her gorgeous bouquets from time to time, but the thing that keeps him coming back is the florist herself. (Photo by Joe Giordano, Flickr)

It wasn’t hard to fall in love with the young florist who is just as beautiful as the bouquets she puts together. But confessing his undying love for her could prove problematic, especially since she’s only seen him professionally for the past two years. How does a man summon up the courage to overcome his fears? Find out in Denise Hunter’s delightful final installment of the Blue Ridge series, On Magnolia LaneRead more of this post