Victims of Abuse Find A Second Chance at Life in Alena Dillon’s ‘Mercy House’ [REVIEW]

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A Brooklyn nun will do whatever it takes to protect the women she shelters in Alena Dillon’s debut novel, Mercy House. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She lives by a strict moral code and has a strong sense of justice. The people in her charge are like family and she’ll do whatever it takes to protect them. But she’s not a cop. She doesn’t even work in the justice system. Instead, she’s a nun who won’t take flack from anyone. Welcome to Mercy House. Read more of this post

Mario Escobar’s ‘Children of the Stars’ Reminds Us That We Are Never Truly Alone [REVIEW]

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Two boys must flee toward freedom when the Nazis occupy Paris in Mario Escobar’s Children of the Stars. (Photo courtesy ww2gallery, Flickr)

A growing threat sweeps across Europe. A loving couple searches for safety. Two brothers flee for their lives. In World War II Paris, meet two boys who will do whatever it takes to reunite with their beloved parents in Mario Escobar’s inspired new novel, Children of the Stars. Read more of this post

Jennifer Chiaverini’s ‘Resistance Women’ Reminds Us That Hope Hides in Plain Sight [REVIEW]

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As the Third Reich gained power, a secret network of women fought to bring it crumbling down. (Photo by Indiara DB, Flickr)

An American woman in a foreign land. She was never meant to be a spy. But when evil raises its ugly head, she knows she has to do something to slay the beast. In Jennifer Chiaverini’s unforgettable novel, meet the Resistance Women who sacrifice everything they have to fight the Nazis. Read more of this post

Susan Mallery’s ‘Sisters By Choice’ [EXCERPT]

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Three cousins as close as sisters build their dreams on Blackberry Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve always loved island life. There’s just something about the simplicity of it that beckons to us and appeals to our nature. Perhaps it’s the scent of the sea, the waves on our toes, or the closeness of a small community where everyone knows everybody else. Few people capture this as well as Susan Mallery does in her Blackberry Island books, and it is always a joy when we get to visit her picturesque community one more time. In her latest volume in the series, she introduces us to three girls who really love one another and help each other over some seemingly insurmountable hurdles. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into Sisters By Choice.J&H Read more of this post

Secrets Abound in Jess Montgomery’s Second Novel, ‘The Hollows’ [REVIEW]

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An old woman meets her demise when she follows old tracks through the Appalachian hills. (Photo by Canva)

A new murder. An old asylum. And the women who will do their best to dig up the truth behind a frightening myth. Return to Kinship, Ohio in Jess Montgomery’s follow-up tale to her dazzling debut.
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