Why Haven’t Sophie Hannah’s ‘Perfect Little Children’ Ever Grown Up? [REVIEW]

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How can two children possibly look exactly the same when 12 years have passed? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She was just fulfilling her typical soccer mom duties the day she came across her former BFF. She didn’t intend to snoop. But what she saw stopped her in her tracks. After all, it had been more than a decade since they’d seen each other. How was it possible that absolutely nothing had changed? Follow Sophie Hannah down the rabbit hole to find out in her newest mystery, Perfect Little Children.

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‘Simon the Fiddler’ Captures the Transcendent Power of Music [REVIEW]

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In post-Civil War Texas, a fiddler with a dream sets out to build a life filled with love and music. (Photo courtesy Canva)

He was always wily and had a knack for evading the conscription officers. Then came the fateful night he finally got caught. Can his passion for song get him through the Civil War? And will his dreams survive intact? Find out in Paulette Jiles’s immersive new historical saga, Simon the Fiddler. Read more of this post

Alison Hammer’s ‘You and Me and Us’ Plucks at Our Heartstrings and Fuels Us with Hope [REVIEW]

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One family will spend one last summer at their favorite beach as they struggle to reconnect before life changes forever. (Photo by Canva)

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A workaholic mom. A doting dad. A teenage daughter making plans for the future. Life as usual is busy and complicated, filled with school and jobs and the day-to-day challenges of family. When an unexpected piece of news throws a wrench in all their lives, it tests  their mettle and the strength of their familial bond. How will they navigate life once the rug has been pulled out from under their feet? Find out in Alison Hammer’s debut novel, You and Me and Us. Read more of this post

An Unexpected Inheritance Comes with Plenty of Dark and Twisty Family Secrets in Danielle Trussoni’s ‘The Ancestor’ [REVIEW]

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The secrets to one family’s dark past lies buried deep in the Italian Alps. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She is trying to put her life back together when she receives a letter that challenges everything she thought she knew. But the truth comes with a warning… and a price. What cost will she pay to unlock her family’s darkest secrets? Find out in Danielle Trussoni’s engrossing new gothic suspense novel, The Ancestor. Read more of this post

Kayte Nunn’s ‘The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant’ is an Uplifting yet Heartbreaking American Debut [REVIEW]

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Love never dies when it is expressed in a letter. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A committed woman. A young scientist. Discover the trove of letters that binds them together across the chasm of time that separates them in Kayte Nunn’s intriguing new novel, The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. Read more of this post