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Laura Dave and The First Husband

Laura Dave and The First Husband

With witty, wise, storytelling regarding the complexities of modern love — complemented by her elegantly honest prose –, Laura Dave (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America) offfers readers her third novel, The First Husband, available Thursday, May 12, 2011. How good is it really? In its May 2011 issue, Marie Claire designated The First Husband as a “NEED TO READ” decadent novel noting: “What distinguishes Dave from her peers are her keen observations about the difficulty…

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Therese Fowler and Exposure

Therese Fowler and Exposure

As easily as Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion) accepts the fact that her third novel, Exposure — in bookstores tomorrow, May 3, 2011 –, was meant to be, she also shrugs off early reviews that describe her writing as brave. Every fictional story begins with an idea of truth and, while the author’s truth came from her son’s arrest for what the media dubbed a sexting crime, Exposure is entirely fictional. However Therese is a Mother, sociologist, and novelist who knows…

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Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Lovely, dreamy, calming, and hopeful are all words that best describe Debutante Sarah Jio’s first novel, The Violets of March, being released tomorrow, April 26, 2011. Although a love story, the romance of the book is first found in a diary revealing a mystery of star-crossed lovers from 1943. Rather than time travel, the novel follows a time-bending exploration until the past and present convene to answer where the characters came from, who they are now, and what they will…

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Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

National bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters) had a dream of becoming a novelist but — not knowing how to achieve that career — she went to college to become a doctor and emerged from academia seven years later as a corporate lawyer. Truth and dreams have a way of being recognized though. They did for Meg and they also did for her characters in The Four Ms. Bradwells. Intelligent, insightful, and issue-complicated, the story is an ode…

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Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry’s passion for cooking and writing combine together in the most unique blend of sweet and bittersweet for her debut novel, The Kitchen Daughter in bookstores tomorrow, April 12, 2011. And, let it be noted, the clever, quirky cover art is the perfect appetizer for the feast spread within the pages. The idea for the book began with the author creating a character who loves food, loves cooking, but is closed off from the rest of the world. Even…

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Darien Gee and Friendship Bread

Darien Gee and Friendship Bread

How appropriate for Darien Gee aka Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners) to write the novel, Friendship Bread, with her given name. For the truth is — as Darien’s guest post, The Book That Inspired a Novel, — explains this story is a personal gift, literally growing out of an Amish Friendship Bread starter kit from her daughter. And, like the division of the starter kits, the novel took on a life of its own. Darien recalls: “As…

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Rebecca Rasmussen and The Bird Sisters

Rebecca Rasmussen and The Bird Sisters

Acclaimed as magical, graceful, and poetic, Rebecca Rasmussen makes a spring debut with her novel, The Bird Sisters on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. And, with birds on the wing to our homes, what perfect timing! Lyrical in her writing, the author is also precise and clear about the focus of her story. The book’s idea came from two questions: Rebecca’s curiosity about her grandmother’s family history, and what does it mean to be home and to stay there? For Rebecca,…

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Lori Roy and Bent Road

Lori Roy and Bent Road

Lori Roy’s spellbinding voice tells the suspenseful tale of her debut novel, Bent Road, coming to online retailers and your local bookstore on Thursday, March 31, 2011. And, although Bent Road runs through a small town in Kansas, this is far from the Kansas which Dorothy and Toto wished to return to. Ironically, though, location has everything to do with the story. In fact the idea for the novel came to the author as a setting, explained and illustrated in…

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Suzanne Anderson and
Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure

Suzanne Anderson and
Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure

The lovely, idyllic cover of Suzanne Anderson’s ebook debut, Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure [Kindle Edition], holds the promise of a children’s story filled with adventure. And, on one level, that hold true even though the other story told in this book within a book format provides a dramatically opposite tale. In her ambitious, action-packed, suspenseful first novel, the author combined the following two thoughts: 1. A brilliant, talented person knowing she suffered from Alzheimer’s and would slowly lose her mind. 2….

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Catherine McKenzie and Arranged

Catherine McKenzie and Arranged

Although not the book’s subtitle, the question of WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? appears on the front cover of Catherine McKenzie’s (Spin) second novel Arranged. And its answer is told within the pages. With an insightful and wry perspective on modern romance, the author puts a twist on those thirtysomethings — or any age groups — looking for a home, family and marriage. Because, after all, it is finding someone/anyone to share that ultimate relationship that presents a…

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