Estranged Siblings Reconnect in Jenny Hale’s ‘Butterfly Sisters’ [Excerpt]

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A trip home helps a woman find out what she really wants in life. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In recent years, Jenny Hale has become one of our favorite writers. She consistently delivers heartfelt stories we readily recommend to everyone because they’re about family and small-town life. It’s no wonder her stories translate well into Hallmark Channel movies! Now, in her latest book, Butterfly Sisters, she tells a story about a woman who must return to her family’s cabin to face the loss of her beloved grandma, see her estranged sister, and reconnect with an old beau. We hope you enjoy this special excerpt from the book! —J&H

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One Family’s Secrets May Put Them in Peril in Tea Cooper’s ‘The Cartographer’s Secret’ [REVIEW]

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A map connects one family to its deepest secrets in Tea Cooper’s The Cartographer’s Secret. (Image courtesy Canva)

Two women separated by time, but bound by blood. One set out on an adventure determined to win a prize. The other must solve a decades old puzzle to find redemption for her family. Will either of them truly get what they want? Find out in Tea Cooper’s spellbinding new historical novel set against the majestic Australian landscape, The Cartographer’s Secret.

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Nancy Thayer Invites Readers Back to Nantucket for a Much Needed ‘Family Reunion’ [REVIEW]

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Nantucket is the perfect place to rejuvenate your spirit. (Photo courtesy Canva)

An aging matriarch longs to reconnect with her loved ones. A young college graduate is ready to leave a bad romance in her wake. Will these two women be able to find what they’re looking for? In Family Reunion, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer welcomes readers back to Nantucket for one more magical summer, where life is bolstered by the surrounding tides and seemingly anything is possible.

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A MOTHER’S PROMISE: An Interview with K.D. Alden

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Author KD Alden dishes on writing her first historical novel, A Mother’s Promise. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things as strong as the maternal instinct, a fact which is vividly brought to life in K.D. Alden’s heartrending new novel, A Mother’s Promise. We are excited to have her here with us today. We hope you enjoy our exclusive interview with the author! —J&H

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Stepsisters’ [EXCERPT]

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They may be stepsisters, but they are as different as night and day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things in life that are as precious—or as aggravating—as family. They can make you feel like a million bucks when they love you, but when they hate you they try your patience like no one else can. In Susan Mallery’s forthcoming novel, The Stepsisters, two women bound by marriage have one of these love/hate relationships. But when their family spews new, unexpected drama like Mount Vesuvius, they’ll need to try and bury the hatchet if they’re going to survive startling new revelations. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Mallery’s juicy new book! — J&H

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