♦ Lou Berney’s ‘November Road’ Never Fails to Entertain [REVIEW]

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Two people on the run discover unexpected possibilities in Lou Berney’s November Road. (Photo by Thomas Hawk, Flickr)

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He wants sanctuary. She wants freedom. When a gangster meets a housewife in Lou Berney’s new novel, November Road, two disparate people are thrown together in a cross-country road trip in the pursuit of something more.
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‘Pieces of Her’ Asks If It Is Ever Truly Possible to Know Those We Love [REVIEW]

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After watching her mother perform an unexpected act of violence, Andy can’t help but wonder if she ever knew her mother at all in Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her. (Photo by Dave, Flickr)

Two women bound by blood. They think they know everything about one another. Then a deadly event throws their relationship into a tailspin. Now the question begs to be answered: is it ever really possible to know someone completely? Find out in Karin Slaughter’s new stand-alone thriller, Pieces of Her. 
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‘The Daisy Children’ Remind Us That We Can’t Outrun Our Past [REVIEW]

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Sometimes the untold stories are the ones we need to hear… (Photo by Amy the Nurse, Flickr)

With no job, no baby, a self-centered mother and a husband who is growing increasingly distant, a young woman doesn’t know what direction her life is going to take her. But when she receives news that she’s been named in her grandmother’s will, she makes a journey to the past and learns some important life lessons along the way in Sofia Grant’s The Daisy Children.
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Romance, Magic, and Enlightenment Await You at ‘The Paris Wedding’ [REVIEW]

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Is Paris ever a bad idea, even when it is to go see your first love marry someone you’ve never met? (Photo by George Estreich, Flickr)

Shortly after receiving a devastating blow that shakes her carefully constructed world, a young woman receives an unexpected invitation to Paris. Even as she tries to sort through a bevy of emotions, her family encourages her to make the journey. But is she up for watching her first love get married? Find out in Charlotte Nash’s gorgeous new novel, The Paris Wedding.  Read more of this post

Sophfronia Scott Pays Homage to Literary Greats in ‘Unforgivable Love’ [REVIEW]

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Like the flowers in her hair, everything about Mae Malveaux seems a little too perfect. (Photo by Pauline Rosenberg, Flickr)

What happens when you cross Dangerous Liaisons with The Color Purple? The answer may very well be Sophfronia Scott’s beautiful new novel, Unforgivable Love. Here, Harlem’s elite turn love into a tantalizing, precarious sport where everyone is fair game.  Read more of this post