Loud and Loving ‘Rainy Day Friends’ Give a New Widow a Second Chance at Life [REVIEW]

Paso Robles Vineyard

In Jill Shalvis’s new novel, Rainy Day Friends, a California winery offers a young widow a fresh start, a new career, and a family to call her own. (Photo by Harold Litwiler, Flickr)

When a shy young widow finally discovers the reason why her marriage to her late husband had never felt quite right, it rocks her to the core. Then a new job prospect at a winery in California’s Central Coast region appears on the horizon, and it offers her hope, a zany group of friends, and even a chance at love. But will she seize the day or run and hide from this new beginning? Find out in Jill Shalvis latest novel, Rainy Day Friends.  Read more of this post

Spirited Widow Courageously Pursues Dream to Paint ‘Midnight Blue’ [REVIEW]

Delftware in a window

A young woman with a dream. A past she has to escape. A talent that can’t be denied. Lose yourself in Simone van der Vlugt’s Midnight Blue. (Photo by Thomas, Flickr)

When her husband meets an untimely end, a young widow leaves the small village she’s lived in her entire life to reinvent herself in the big city. But try as she may, she can’t seem to outrun whispered rumors about why she really left. Will she ever escape the past and make her dreams of becoming a skilled artist a reality? Find out in Dutch author Simone van der Vlugt’s enchanting new novel, Midnight Blue.  Read more of this post

Find Danger and Mystery in Luxurious ‘Cocoa Beach’ [REVIEW]

Cocoa Beach

Along the Florida coast, a young widow learns to stand firm in the face of adversity in Beatriz Williams’ Cocoa Beach. (Photo courtesy Justin Henry, Flickr)

When a young mother suddenly becomes a widow, she is left as the sole beneficiary of her husband’s Florida estate. As she learns to navigate a corporation she knows nothing about, she must also raise her daughter and deal with greedy relatives in a tropical boomtown she’s never visited in Beatriz Williams’ gripping novel, Cocoa Beach.  Read more of this post

It Only Takes ‘Two Steps Forward’ To Begin A Journey of Self Discovery [REVIEW]

Camino de Santiago

Still reeling from unexpected changes in their lives, two people find their way on a pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago in Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s Two Steps Forward. (Photo by Marcin Bajer, Flickr)

Perfect strangers are about to take the journey of a lifetime for very different reasons. But one thing is guaranteed, by the time they reach their destination, both of them will be changed in ways that they never saw coming. Lose yourself in the pages of Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s transformative tale of love, loss, laughter and redemption, Two Steps Forward. Read more of this post

Colleen Coble’s ‘The View From Rainshadow Bay’ Promises Forgiveness and Redemption [REVIEW]

Woman photographer

Her photographs capture the beauty of Puget Sound. Do they also expose a darness that someone would kill to keep buried? (Photo courtesy Pexels)

After she loses her husband in a freak accident, one woman struggles to move on with her life. But when someone else close to her is murdered, she has reason to believe she may be next on the hit list. Suddenly she must seek help from the very person she blames for her husband’s demise. Will the killer be caught before the next death blow falls? Find out in Colleen Coble’s new novel of romantic suspense, The View from Rainshadow Bay.  Read more of this post