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Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone

Friday, August 14, 2020 RomanceNovel

Sebastian Dorner, an architect and a Brooklynite, had his world upended when his wife Cora was killed in a car accident. Four months later, he is at a parent-teacher conference with his four-year-old son’s pre-K teacher when Miss DeRosa, the teacher, gently breaks it to him that he has been neglecting Matty.

Seb is devastated, horrified and ashamed to realize Miss DeRosa is right—he’s neglected his son in his grief. Luckily, not only is Matty’s teacher firm yet sympathetic, she provides him with a list of things to keep track of, like making sure Matty has a fruit or vegetable at every meal and planning play dates for Matty with other parents.

Two years later, Sebastian is a devoted father. He has quit his job as an architect and has an artistic carpentry business...

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Sweet Summer Days (The Grays Family & Friends Book 1) by Sheryl Lister

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 NovellaFiction

Celeste Williams has finally gotten her life back on track and the last thing on her mind is dating again. Then she meets Thaddeus Whitcomb, a man as caring as he is handsome. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible. Celeste thought no man could move her as deeply as her late husband, but Thad rekindles a passion she never believed she’d feel again.

Since his divorce years ago, Thad has lived a full and successful life. The moment Celeste crosses his path, he realizes she’s the piece he never knew had been missing. As friendship blossoms into more, Thad discovers a second chance at romance. But Celeste begins to retreat...

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REVIEW: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Friday, August 7, 2020 RomanceFiction

After I finished Little Women, a book it somehow took me five months to read, I wanted to read something a bit lighter, quicker, and funny. Applying my self-created rules for classic literature reads, “lighter, quick and funny” don’t abound. The vast majority of classics that I read are 18th century English or American books downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg, and many tend to be on the ponderous side.

I’ve thought about picking up this satirical novel before, but it was published in 1932, so is it old enough to be a classic? Then I remembered that my rules are self-created, and thus, bullshit, and so I bought Cold Comfort Farm off of Amazon (for the low, low price of $1.99, which was somewhat explained by numerous typos)...

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