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Sarah Morgan on Her New Novel and the Bonds of Sisterhood

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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan’s upcoming novel How To Keep a Secret (HQN Books) focuses on three generations of women, who are all facing different crises: Nancy knows that she hasn’t been the best mother to her two daughters, Lauren and Jenna, but she can’t bring herself to tell them why; Jenna wants to start a family with her husband, but it’s just not happening, and no matter how big the smile on her face, she’s breaking apart; Lauren’s life is perfect – if you ignore the fact that it’s little more than a house of cards about to fall down; and Lauren’s teenage daughter Mack seems to be a completely different person. Over the course of one hot summer, they’ll…

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20 New Book Releases of The Week: Cookbooks, Suspense, Poetry and More

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December begins on Friday and if you haven’t begun shopping already for the holidays, then you have been thinking about it. For the next few weeks, we will be super-sizing the list of new releases to help you in your shopping quest for the perfect holiday gifts for book lovers. This week, we have books by cherished authors Danielle Steele, Tom Clancy, and Michel Crichton; the new addition to the Fifty Shades trilogy; internet phenomenon Rudy Francisco’s book of poetry; the journal of Vladimir Nabokov, published for the very first time; books on art; a memoir on Bob Dylan’s gospel years; and a few good cookbooks (because what’s better than curling up with your favorite holiday eats and a new book?).…

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‘Tis the Season to Binge on Our Favorite 20 Christmas Reads of 2016!

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It’s finally Christmas time, and we’re in full holiday swing — including the books that we’re currently reading! There are tons of great Christmas-themed novels to dive into these days, filled with cozy family dinners, snowy scenes and plenty of making out under the mistletoe. Here are 20 recent releases about Christmas that we can’t wait to binge on through the holiday season and into 2017: The Christmas Town, Donna VanLiere (St. Martin’s Press, October 18, 2016) As a foster child, Lauren Gabriel has never really had a place that feels like home. But all of that changes when she unexpectedly ends up in the small town of Grandon one Christmas and starts volunteering at a center for single mothers.…

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The Must-Read Romances Releasing Before 2016 Comes to an End!

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We still have two and a half months left in this year, which is plenty of time to dive into some great new books. We’re also about to enter the most romantic season of all: snuggly fall evenings, warm spiced cider for two, and snowfalls that make you want to stay in bed for hours. So why not celebrate with some sweet and sexy romantic reads? Whether they involve handsome cowboys or rakish Dukes, there are still plenty of awesome love stories yet to be published this year. Here are the 12 romance novels we can’t wait to read before 2016 leaves us for good: Kept, Maya Banks (Berkley Publishing, October 25, 2016) Sexy and dark, Kept is the third…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Harlequin Romance Books We’re Literally Loving

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Let’s be honest, for the most part everyone loves a good love story. HEAs (Happily Ever After, for those of you who are new) are what I live for, whether it’s a book or a movie. Contemporary romance literally has my heart. So it makes complete sense that Harlequin books are top on my reading list. For this week’s Heat Index, I decided to list the new Harlequin reads that I’ve had on my list and that never disappointed me once I hit the last page. I’m pretty confident they won’t let you down either. Plus, you know, there are those covers! #swoon Hard Rain: The Montana Hamiltons, B.J. Daniels (March 22) “Hard Rain continues to satisfy readers. Crossing multiple genres, Daniels successfully combines Western…

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5 Plumes boast their favorite blooms

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According to the calendar, spring has supposedly sprung. Personally, I think that someone needs to have a conversation with Mother Nature because the temperature display on my car’s dash is making me sad. But that is a rant for another day. Today, we appeal to Mother Nature’s literary aesthetic. We called upon some of our favorite authors to share their best blooms in hopes that Mother Nature will hear our call and finally remove the veil of winter. Steve Berry, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Patriot Threat “The Morning Glory. It blooms every day, in the morning, with the fresh sun.  Then, by mid to late-afternoon, it tires, withdraws within itself, and waits for the…

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Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful…Live Interview with Sarah Morgan, Author of First Time in Forever (Puffin Island)

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Win a mystery bag… Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways… It’s been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece, Lizzy, to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzy and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of “just breathe” pep talks she’s given herself. And that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her… Ryan knows all about secrets. And it’s clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes…

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No woman is an island — even on Puffin Island

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Friendship is very important to me and there has rarely been an occasion in my life that hasn’t been enhanced by the presence of friends. They are there to share the celebrations and, if you’re lucky, they’re there in times of crisis. There have been so many times when my friends have stepped in to help when I needed them. When my second son was born seven weeks early as an emergency, it was a friend who left the warmth and comfort of her bed at three in the morning to babysit my eldest child so that my husband could come to the hospital with me, and another friend who stocked up our fridge with food until family arrived to…

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