Celebrate World Book Day with Free Books from Amazon

Download free books from Amazon. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things we get as excited about as free books. Okay, well maybe free food, but you probably saw that coming. But to celebrate World Book Day, we wanted to tell you about 10 free books you can get in your hot little hands right now!

Read more of this post

Susan Mallery’s ‘Before Summer Ends’ [EXCERPT]

Woman holding tulips
Escape into Susan Mallery’s Before Summer Ends. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Many of us have that one unrequited love that always seems to haunt us with the question: “What if?” For one woman, she’s spent her life asking that irritating little question, and yet she knows she and her dream man aren’t even in the same league. After all, she’s just a humble teacher and he’s her brother’s handsome, successful best friend. But when he makes a gesture that helps her through a difficult time, does it indicate that she’s not the only one who has been carrying a torch all these years? Find out in Susan Mallery’s thoughtful new novel, Before Summer Ends. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming book. —J&H

Read more of this post

J.T. Ellison’s ‘Her Dark Lies’ [EXCERPT]

Italian Coast
The Italian Coast is always the perfect setting for suspense. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We have always loved Gothic romantic suspense stories, and it sure seems like we’re not alone. J.T. Ellison’s forthcoming novel, Her Dark Lies, has all our favorite elements in one book: a luscious setting, a luxurious home, a fabulous wedding, and a mysterious first wife. Perhaps J.T. has taken a page from Daphne du Maurier for this one? Regardless where her inspiration came from, this sounds like one dandy of a book and we can’t wait to read it. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H

Read more of this post

Discover the ‘Secrets of the National Parks’ with a Little Help From National Geographic [REVIEW]

Dawn is the best time to see the Grand Tetons from any vantage point. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you have ever hit the wide open road in search of adventure at America’s gorgeous national parks, you were probably blown away by the experience. Whether you stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon staring down into its vast chasm or watched Old Faithful erupt in a stunning display of geothermal energy in the midst of Yellowstone, you might think you’ve really experienced the best these parks have to offer. But honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Leave it to National Geographic to pull the hair out of your eyes and lead you on a journey unlike no other. All you need is the second edition of their guidebook, Secrets of the National Parks. It’s like having a park ranger in your pocket.

Read more of this post

National Geographic’s ‘Guide to National Parks of the United States, Ninth Edition’ Helps Plan the Perfect Outdoor Adventure [REVIEW]

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns has been a national park since 1930. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I have loved visiting national parks since my parents took my sister and I to places like the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns while on family vacations when we were kids. With 62 parks available across the country, there are always new adventures waiting to be had, and you don’t even have to travel outside our nation’s borders to enjoy them. The only problem is knowing where to go and what to do once you’re there. That’s when the ninth edition of National Geographic’s Guide to National Parks of the United States becomes an invaluable resource.

Read more of this post