Learning to Embrace Strangers is One of Marriage’s Best Lessons

Man drinking coffee

Sometimes the person who needs you the most is the one you haven’t met yet. (Photo by Neil Moralee, Flickr)

When you’re married for nineteen years, you tend to learn a thing or two from your spouse. Anyone who knows us will readily tell you that Heather is the demonstrative one in our relationship. She’s widely known for just grabbing people and giving them a hug, even if they’re a complete stranger. Although I know this now, I didn’t always, and the concept of doing this in public used to unsettle me. I’ll give you an example. Read more of this post

‘The Great Unexpected’ Is A Celebration of Life [REVIEW]

You’re never too old to get in step with a new friend. (Photo by Canva)

“Aging stinks. Especially if you have to do it alone. In a nursing home. And now they want to assign a roommate? Can life possibly get any worse? Oh yeah, did I mention the new guy is famous?” When two old men with nothing in common are made to share living quarters, will they become bitter enemies or fast friends? Find out in Dan Mooney’s delightful new novel, The Great Unexpected.  Read more of this post

‘The Highland Earl’ Meets His Match in Amy Jarecki’s Latest Scottish Adventure [REVIEW]

A Scottish highlander must find his bride in Amy Jarecki’s latest novel. (Photo by Canva)

A newly minted Scottish widower with two young hellion sons. A beautiful English woman making her London debut. They both need to get married, but both have secrets neither wants to share. Will they find happiness or disaster waiting at the end of the wedding procession? Find out in Amy Jarecki’s new historical adventure, The Highland Earl. Read more of this post

Are You Ready to Rumble with Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘Queen Bee’? [REVIEW]

Do you know a Queen Bee? (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Do honeybees know the secret to happiness? They just might if their dutiful beekeeper can stop chatting long enough to listen. But when a girl has a Lowcountry family that drives her crazy, she’s got to have someone to talk to! Find out what antics the folks on Sullivans Island are up to now in Dorothea Benton Frank’s delicious new novel, Queen Bee. Read more of this post

Second Chances Are Possible In Maisey Yates’ Gold Valley [REVIEW]

Old Truck with Christmas Wreath

Winter has arrived in Gold Valley, but will it be able to soften a widower’s heart to love again? (Photo by Mike Slone, Flickr)

He has suffered a devastating loss. She is in search of an elusive emotional connection that has been absent her entire life. When circumstances throw the two of them together, will they be the perfect balm for one another’s wounds? Or will pain keep them apart? Return to Maisey Yates’ enchanting Gold Valley to find out Read more of this post