Maisey Yates’s ‘Good Time Cowboy’ Lives Up to His Name [REVIEW]

Cowboy and his girl at sunset

Even after your heart’s been broken, new love can blossom in the most unlikely of places. (Photo by Bob Jagendorf, Flickr)

Her ex-husband is a self-absorbed, philandering fool, and most of his friends and colleagues are no better. Yet there’s that one guy who she always felt a spark of attraction toward, the one who would spell trouble for her if she just gave him the chance. Now that she has to work with him, however, will she be able to resist a romance with the one kind of man she always avoids: a bull rider? Find out in Maisey Yates’s latest cowboy rom-com, Good Time Cowboy. 
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Maisey Yates’ ‘Good Time Cowboy’ Needs Taming [EXCERPT]

Heading Home

After Lindy Parker gets rid of one cheating cowboy, will she fall for another? (Photo by Andy Smith, Flickr)

Who doesn’t love a good cowboy novel? After all, these rugged heroes are the stuff fantasies are made of. Usually. But in Maisey Yates’ new book, they are also the very individuals who can break your heart. You’ll see what I mean in this excerpt from Good Time Cowboy. Enjoy! —J.R.  Read more of this post

Playwright and Author Deborah Levy Finds There Are Some ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’ [REVIEW]

Deborah Levy

In her intimate new essay, Things I Don’t Want to Know, Deborah Levy takes a close look at what it means to be a woman writer in modern society. (Photo by Sheila Burnett)

Surprising things make her cry. Trips to Spain bring her peace. Notebooks hold her observations, even when she can’t recall why she records them in the first place. For novelist, playwright and poet Deborah Levy, writing is a very personal thing… especially as a woman. In her insightful and intimate new essay, Things I Don’t Want to Know, she reveals what it is like to be a female writer in today’s world.  Read more of this post

An Old House Teaches ‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ [REVIEW]

Elsie and Lucy

A house connects two women at very different points in their lives in Ashley Hay’s A Hundred Small Lessons. (Photo by donireewalker, Flickr)

We’ve frequently heard the saying, “if walls could talk, think of the stories they could tell.” In Ashley Hay’s new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, we learn about two families who inhabited the same house at very different points in their lives, and it demonstrates how one home connects generations in a very unique way. Read more of this post

Sometimes ‘The Crooked Path’ is the Most Rewarding [REVIEW]

South Africa

In South Africa, a woman finds the road to happiness to be The Crooked Path. (Photo by Julie Laurent, Flickr)

When a South African young girl who never seems quite good enough in her own mind has her heart crushed and her dreams shattered, will she allow her personal tragedy to define her life or will she forge ahead more determined than ever to construct her own destiny? Find out in Irma Joubert’s The Crooked Path. Read more of this post