Susan Mallery’s ‘Before Summer Ends’ [EXCERPT]

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Escape into Susan Mallery’s Before Summer Ends. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Many of us have that one unrequited love that always seems to haunt us with the question: “What if?” For one woman, she’s spent her life asking that irritating little question, and yet she knows she and her dream man aren’t even in the same league. After all, she’s just a humble teacher and he’s her brother’s handsome, successful best friend. But when he makes a gesture that helps her through a difficult time, does it indicate that she’s not the only one who has been carrying a torch all these years? Find out in Susan Mallery’s thoughtful new novel, Before Summer Ends. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming book. —J&H

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Vineyard at Painted Moon’ [EXCERPT]

Escape into Susan Mallery’s The Vineyard at Painted Moon. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We frequently hear that we can have it all if we work hard enough. But is that always the case? For one woman, family relationships may be getting in the way of pursuing her dreams and living her best life in Susan Mallery’s thoughtful new novel, The Vineyard at Painted Moon. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming book. —J&H

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‘Among the Lesser Gods’ Reminds Us to Listen to Our Elders [REVIEW]

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Sometimes bad decisions take us to unexpected places. (Photo by Gene, Flickr)

Faced with a startling change in circumstances and a questionable future, a young woman takes a chance and accepts an unexpected opportunity that sends her to the Colorado mountains in Margo Catts’ debut novel, Among the Lesser Gods.  Read more of this post