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Review: ‘The Family Next Door’ Exposes The Complexities of Life Through Family Drama

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Pleasant Court is a family neighborhood where everyone is cordial and happy… but are they really? Author Sally Hepworth takes us behind closed doors and skillfully reveals secrets, lies, hidden agendas and family drama in The Family Next Door. Some of the salacious secrets involve a baby left in a park, a mother’s lie about her pregnancy, a husband with a secret child and a wife engaged in an adulterous affair. Despite these insurmountable odds, there is still friendship, love, compassion and support to round it out just as the complexities of life are exposed. After suffering from postpartum depression, Essie and Ben have relied heavily on Barbara, Essie’s mother, to help out with their two daughters. Ange’s husband Lucas…

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AuthorBuzz: Mystery, Scandal, and Secrets Abound!

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  I’m thrilled to bring you Plum Tea Crazy, the 19th book in my New York Times bestselling Tea Shop Mysteries. As tea shop owner Theodosia views Charleston Harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of a nearby mansion, a local banker tumbles over the narrow railing and plunges to his death. But this tragic accident turns sinister when Theodosia discovers that the victim was actually shot with a crossbow. With pacing that moves like a thriller, it’s one of the reasons Book Riot named the Tea Shop Mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series.” Visit the author’s website: http://www.laurachilds.com.   Imogene Abney accepts a teaching position at Vandenberg School for Boys…

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