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Review: Hurricane Sisters by Lauren K. Denton

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Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton Expected Publication: April 3, 2018 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have decided to put life’s disappointments behind them. At least in theory. Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, while Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget the longing for motherhood set deep in her heart. But when Betsy’s free-spirited younger sister Jenna drops her young daughters off at the farm to attend a two-week art retreat in Florida, Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble. As those two weeks stretch much farther into the hot Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world and revel in a home that’s suddenly filled with the sound of laughter and life. Meanwhile, record heat promises to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.

Blog Tour: Be A Good Girl by Tess Diamond

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Be A Good Girl by Tess Diamond Series:  n/a; standalone Genre:  Adult, Romantic Suspense Publisher:  Avon Books Publication Date:  March 27, 2018 Amazon   |   Avon Romance   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Google Play   |   iBooks In Tess Diamond’s third romantic thriller, an FBI agent teams up with the one woman who can offer the salvation he needs as they search for a serial killer. As the head of an elite FBI unit, Special Agent Paul Harrison seems to have everything figured out, but beneath the surface, an internal war is raging. When he returns to his rural hometown for the first time in a few years, he’s faced with the memories that led to his losing the love of his life. Fifteen years ago, Abigail Winthrop’s best friend and Paul’s girlfriend was murdered by the infamous serial killer, Doctor X. Now an investigative journalist, she’s determined to find the truth. But when Abigail discovers evidence that clears Doctor X, she realizes the real killer is still out

Review: The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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The Secret to Southern Charm [Peachtree Bluff #2] by Kristy Woodson Harvey Published: April 3, 2018 Publisher: Gallery Books Format: via author Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light. But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest

Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

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All The Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson Published: April 3, 2018 Publisher: William Morrow Format: via Edelweiss Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an entic

Blog Tour: Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal

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Sweet Home Summer What’s a Matchmaker? I’m thinking a really, really old Irish version of Tinder… Isla Brookes was terrified of leading a little life in the small New Zealand town where she was born and where her gran and mum were also born and bred. To escape their fate, she breaks it off with her teenage sweetheart and runs away to London. She’s spent the last ten years climbing the interior design career ladder and meeting the wrong kind of man until one day she wakes up and wonders what it’s all been for. Leaving her latest unsuitable man and job for dust Isla winds up sitting on a beanbag in therapy at a Californian retreat, where she realizes it’s time to go home. They breed em tough on New Zealand’s West Coast. A fact Isla’s grandmother, Bridget prides herself on. Her heart was broken once, and she won’t let it happen again, but now ever since her husband passed away, someone’s been sending her Valentine’s Day cards. When the dance hall, the scene for this heartbrea

Review: A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

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A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer Expected Publication: April 3, 2018 Publisher: Ballantine Books Format: via publisher Rating: 3.5/5 Synopsis A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children. As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is

Review: Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

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Our Little Secret by Roz Nay Expected Publication: April 17, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via publisher Rating: 5/5 Synopsis They say you never forget your first love. What they don't say though, is that sometimes your first love won't forget you... A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It's been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. "How do you know the victim?" "What's your relationship with Mr. Parker?" Her ex's wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he's not like the others. He's ready to listen, and she knows he'll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decad

Cover Reveal: Love You S'more by Beth Merlin

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Love You S’more by  Beth Merlin (The Campfire Series, #3) Published by: Firefly Hill Press Publication date: August 21, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Having successfully designed the wedding gown of the century, Gigi Goldstein is on top of the world – that is until it all suddenly comes crashing down around her. When the paparazzi captures her and Perry Gillman in a compromising moment the night of the royal wedding, she finds herself entangled in a scandal of global proportion. Convinced her carelessness has ruined every relationship in her life, she’s surprised and moved by her boyfriend, Gideon’s, sudden proposal of marriage and accepts it without a second thought. Four months later, Gigi’s living at Badgley Hall contemplating an entirely new kind of life, while guilt, regret, and obligation keep calling her back to her old one. Will Gigi stay in South Gloucestershire, marry Gideon, and become the Countess of Harronsby? Or, will unfinished opportunities an

Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Published: January 9, 2018 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 5/5 Synopsis If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. My Thoughts That one question i

Release Blitz: My Way Back to You by Claire Contreras

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The emotional conclusion of New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras’s Second Chances Duet is NOW LIVE! My Way Back to You by Claire Contreras  Book 2, Second Chances Duet  Genre: Contemporary Romance  Publication Date: March 15 th , 2018 Love isn't always about timing. Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it. I admit I wasn't ready. I know you don't want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain. Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away. Let me show you what our years apart have done to me. Give me a chance to find my way back to you . . . Read Today! FREE in Kindle Unlimited Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2FB2aUo   Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2GqcITC Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Ebsb7V Start the Duet Today! Then There Was You, Book 1 FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2GR2MBu  Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2oyQx5X  Amazon UK: http://amzn.

Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Algonquin Books Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. My Thoughts Wow is all I can say about this amazing book! In An Amer

Review: Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser Expected Publication: March 27, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via publisher Rating: 4/5 Synopsis When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal. By Monday morning, one of them is gone. Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d

Spotlight: The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey

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The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey Release Date:  March 6, 2018 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Summary   Seventeen-and-a-half year old Dylan Taggart is on the run. His family is trying to put him in a school for psychologically challenged students. Dylan realizes he’s had some anger issues and he's a complete loner, aside from the friendship of his cousin Emily, who he calls the other pea in his pod. But he knows the Believers Charter School is not the place for him. As the investigators his mother has hired close in on him, he decides the Appalachian Trail, a hike that takes approximately six months––the exact length of time he needs to stay off her radar until his eighteenth birthday––may be the perfect place to hide out until he can legally drop out of school. Except Dylan needs people more than he'd like to admit.  And  the biggest surprise is a hiker named Sophie, whom the other hikers call “the ghost.”  Dylan finds a bond with Sophie he's never had be