Victoria James Proves Relationships are Hard in ‘Mail Order Cowboy’ [REVIEW]

Victoria James's MAIL ORDER COWBOY
Will a single mom fall for the man she’s always considered her enemy? (Photo courtesy of Entangled: Amara)

She has no room for romance—especially when it comes to cowboys. He is concerned for her safety, even if she doesn’t want his help. Will the two of them be able to see past their troubled past and make amends or will secrets threaten their chance at a happy future? Find out in Victoria James’s fourth installment of the Wishing River series, Mail Order Cowboy.

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Diving Duo Releases ‘National Geographic A Diver’s Guide to the World’ [REVIEW]

Diver and sea turtle
Fathoms below the ocean’s surface, a diver has a close encounter with a sea turtle. (Photo by Richard Segal on Pexels.com)

When they first met, they had no idea that they would one day set off on an epic adventure together, venturing from one place to another in search of the best places to slip into their wetsuits and dive deep beneath the surface of the world’s oceans. But that is exactly what writer Carrie Miller and professional diver Chris Taylor have done in order to pen National Geographic’s latest travel guide, A Diver’s Guide to the World. The result is a must-read for anyone who loves to dive or has ever even dreamed of doing it!

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Escape to Scotland in Vanessa Kelly’s Latest Chapter in the Clan Kendrick Series [REVIEW]

Edinburgh, Scotland
Danger lurks in the streets of Edinburgh. (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

She’s a feisty widow in search of answers. He’s a physician who just wants to help. When their paths collide after a frightening incident on the city streets of Edinburgh, the course of their lives may be changed forever. But will they be able to silence the ghosts of the past and embrace new opportunities? Find out in Vanessa Kelly’s fifth installment in the Clan Kendrick series, The Highlander’s Holiday Wife.

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Dan Buettner’s ‘The Blue Zones American Kitchen’ Will Change the Way You Cook [REVIEW]

Cooking
Explore the next chapter in your cooking journey. (Photo by Yente Van Eynde on Pexels.com)

We all want to live forever. While we don’t know of anyone who has accomplished this yet, we do know that there are pockets of people around this big blue marble we inhabit that have at least found a fountain of youth of sorts. Dan Buettner has been chronicling these areas known as Blue Zones for more than 20 years, sharing their secrets with the rest of us, to help promote longevity in whatever pocket of the world we are in. This time out, he presents us with healthy recipes that can help us live to 100 in The Blue Zones American Kitchen.

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National Geographic’s ‘Inside the Curve’ Makes Us Wonder Just How Prepared We Are for the Next Health Crisis [REVIEW]

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Everyone had to adopt a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com)

From the time COVID-19 seemed like the rumblings of distant thunder to the moment it arrived on our doorstep as a full-blown health crisis of global proportions, ordinary men and women rose to become heroes throughout the pandemic. We have all heard some of the stories, particularly those that were local, including those about the front-line workers who kept us fed and the first responders and physicians who worked tirelessly to keep us healthy. Now, in National Geographic’s touching and thoughtful new book (Inside the Curve): Stories from the Pandemic, we get the opportunity to meet many of the folks we didn’t hear about. As we learn to embrace our new normal, this volume helps us never forget how far we have come and yet how much further we still have to go.

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