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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Danger With Diamonds: A Falcon Point Suspense By Traci Hunter Abramson and Sian Ann Bessey-Blog Tour Review

Product Details

  • Title: The Danger With Diamonds: A Falcon Point Suspense
  • Authors: Traci Hunter Abramson and Sian Ann Bessey
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Covenant Communications (October 11, 2022)
  • Genre: Mystery/Suspense
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524421200
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary

When Lars Hendriks arranges to meet Marit Jansen in Vienna, he is hoping their friendship will blossom into romance. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise visit from his cousin Cole or the loose diamonds he brings with him.

As a CIA operative, Cole Bridger is used to uncertainty, but when his work takes him back to Vienna, he looks forward to reconnecting with Isabelle Roberts, the fellow agent he dated briefly before duty took him away from Austria. Unfortunately, his silence over the last few months has created a chasm that he can’t cross without help. He barely takes a step toward repairing the damaged relationship when a brazen jewel heist seemingly links Cole, Lars, Marit, and Isabelle to the crime. The group is drawn into a deadly mystery, and once again, the treasures of Falcon Point are threatened. It doesn’t take long for them to realize they have stumbled upon something far bigger and more dangerous than a simple robbery. And someone on the inside knows it.

My Review

If you're not sure what kind of book you want to read, The Danger With Diamonds will fit any reader's needs. Do you want romance? You get a double dose of that in this book. How about a little action adventure? Hold onto your hats. There is action in every chapter that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat. If you like a book full of mystery and suspense, then this book will keep you guessing all the way through. Maybe you're in the mood for some humor. This novel also has plenty of that.

I loved the original book in this series, Heirs of Falcon Point. I thought that there was no way any sequel would be as good as the first. I'm happy to say that The Danger With Diamonds completely blew away that theory. I loved this book so much. The four main characters, Lars, Cole, Marit, and Isabelle all contribute so much to the story. I loved how these two authors seamlessly wove their stories together. Some other things I loved were the setting, carriage rides, roses, ballgowns, robberies, kidnappings, and of course...lots of sparkling diamonds. Oh, I forgot to mention the long, anticipated kisses. **sigh**

You don't have to read Heirs of Falcon Point to enjoy this novel but it will make a more rounded experience. Congrats to the authors for writing such an amazing book. I know that readers are going to devour this book and be wanting more. Don't wait to pick up your copy and start reading this 5-star romantic, action-adventure and be blown away from the first page until the last.


****Meet The Authors****

Traci Hunter Abramson

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality – best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary – Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and recently retired from coaching high school swimming.

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Sian Ann Bessey

Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English.

She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best selling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.

Although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.” She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she’s home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Neverdying by Shanti Hershenson-Blog Tour Review and Excerpt

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This is my post during the blog tour for Neverdying by Shanti Hershenson. Neverdying is a Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopian novel by a fourteen-year-old author. In a dystopian future where “Immortals” are hunted and exterminated, an immortal and exterminator meet, sending them both in a journey of triumph and sacrifice.

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Neverdying (Neverdying #1)
By Shanti Hershenson
Genre: Sci-fi/ Dystopian
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: June 30, 2022

If you could live forever, would it be a gift… or a disease?

A doctor created a genetic mutation meant as a gift to society—to those at random in future generations who were born with it: Immortality. But the risk of overpopulation and questions rising about the imbalance of only few being Immortals brings the ruthless President Wilde to a different stand—a facade of peace and equality whereas Immortals are executed daily—thus creating the ruination of the United States… and the world soon after.

Scarlett Caldwell is a girl of many mysteries—but along with that, she’s an Immortal. Having run away from a very young age and forced to forget the part of her identity that could get her assassinated, she turns to very few of her friends and spends the majority of her days hiding in the Immortals Legion, a compound for Immortals in hiding. But times are changing and tensions are only growing—Scarlett knows she can’t stay hidden forever. When she encounters an unfairly attractive Exterminator who, despite seeming rigid, has an amusing thing or two to say, she is left absolutely livid. But beyond that, beyond all the parts of him that she hates, there’s a secret. And Scarlett will do anything to unravel it.

Cain Hawkins is an Exterminator, a member of the country’s new authority specially trained to hunt down and exterminate the remaining Immortals. He truly believes that being an Exterminator is what he is meant for—despite what he may or may not know. And when a skirmish with an Immortal on the street leaves him questioning every last bit of himself, he will have to rise to stand with his president and failing country, or run from everything he was conditioned for. Besides, Cain has a secret: He is an Immortal too.

Their first encounter is far from the last, for an opportunity rises for the two to (unwillingly) work together. Already, they are left with a spark—a spark of hope for a future where Immortals are not prosecuted. And no matter if Cain sees the spark or not, the question still remains: How long will it be until a single spark ignites a fire?

TUCK EVERLASTING meets STAR WARS in this compelling and romantic novel by 14-year-old author, Shanti Hershenson.

My Review:
First off, I was very surprised this novel was written by a fourteen-year-old. Such surprisingly great writing. Neverdying has strong Hunger Games vibes woven throughout. There are strong characters that keep the story moving forward and a plot that makes readers question the motives of Scarlett and Cain. Should Immortals really be hunted down and killed? Or should the Immortals kill those who are hunting them down? As I said, there is a lot to think about.

There is a somewhat slow start to the story that moves forward faster starting in the middle. The novel is action-packed and there is some violence as attacks and fights occur between members of both groups. The main characters go from an "I hate you" tolerance to a slow-build romance. They both learn a lot from the pain and suffering they see happening to each other. 

 I enjoyed reading the book but was bothered a bit by the final line. I know it leads to a sequel but it was a last-minute cliffhanger. It seemed to work though, because I now want to read what happens next. This novel is Sci-Fi Dystopian themed. Teens and adult fans of these genres will like reading Neverdying. 

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About the Author:
Shanti Hershenson's first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales.

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Book Excerpt

I discovered I had the disease when I was in the seventh grade, when it was fine to be anything but normal, when people were never checked or hunted when everything was both at peace and on the brink of chaos.

But mostly, when news of the disease had not yet surfaced on the Web—or anywhere else.

I discovered there was a problem with my health—if one could even call it that—on what was supposed to be a delightful weekend trip to the mall. We went only because a store or two was on clearance—little did we know, it would close days later due to a mandatory closure caused by… well, me. They don’t know that, though.

My realization was brought down upon me with the impact of a sports car—a car that moved too fast down the street and did not notice a scrawny twelve-year-old, shopping bags stuffed in each hand, dashing across the scorching asphalt.

My friends had dispersed and gone their separate ways. I was the only one from our group left at the intersection. I was to be picked up across the street and taken to a home that I cherished.

A home that I never saw again.

With the excitement of my newest purchases resonating in the form of a laugh spilling from my lips, I began to dash across what I thought to be a desolate road.

A road that was supposed to be down for construction.

A road that bridged the mall from the upmost parking structure.

The moment I reached the halfway point on the street, I heard a sound. A grueling, painful sound. Before I could even register the horror I was hearing, I saw it—a fancied, sleek sports car that moved too fast to spot anything in absolute, let alone myself.

And then it happened—the car slammed into my body so quick and painless I thought I was dead. But I wasn’t.

I tumbled over, scrapes collecting on my skin. There was no pain. There was no blood. There was almost nothing at all. My arms bent in ways I didn’t know were possible, though it did not feel as permanent as one would think. I was dizzy, the sun being the most of my worries. Its rays beat down on my helpless, confused body.

The screams came next—a boundless symphony of sounds that came both from the bewildered onlookers, and, myself, too. I screamed without knowing what I was doing. I screamed because it was horrifying, because a miracle had ensued that, at the time, seemed nothing short of impossible.

I recall the splintering sound of police cars in the distance, fear building up inside my frame. I sat up, inspecting the tremulous crowd of onlookers with eyes that stung. The police drew closer. The crowd grew tighter. But I was okay. I swore that I was okay and alright, but I didn’t feel that way.

I was horrified for reasons I couldn’t begin to dissect.

The sound hitting my ears suddenly felt thick, as though I were underwater. But I heard the words from the onlookers, from the police—the very people who were supposed to protect me.





And then one, final word that meant hardly anything to me at the time (but would, of course, later).


I stood up. I brushed the dust scattered across my sweater which was already stained with sweat. There was no blood, to my further surprise. I did the one thing that would’ve broken the heart of any twelve-year-old—that shattered mine into a million disintegrating pieces.

I ran.

I ran from the words, from the thoughts and theories circulating in my brain.

I ran from the monstrosity of what I felt. From the confusion.

I ran and hid for the years when things were uncertain, when the buildings transformed and built up, when there were no longer houses and instead apartments and sleek office buildings. I ran when the information about the disease was no longer thought of as a conspiracy theory, but a fact of reality, and when my alleged death was no longer marked as accidental. I ran when I found out there were more of them—of us—when the word disease was associated with one more.


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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Abby’s Pony Love by Susan Count- Blog Tour Middle Grade Fiction

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This is my post during the blog tour for Abby’s Pony Love by Susan Count. Abby’s Pony Love is a wholesome and fun Middle-Grade book about horses.

This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and runs from 10 to 23 October. You can see the tour schedule here.

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Abby’s Pony Love (Dream Pony Riders #1)
By Susan Count
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: 19 September 2022

When a girl falls in pony-love, she wants it to be forever.

Desperate to be near horses, a hopeful girl with no horse experience begs for a job at a stable. Then she falls in love with a beautiful but mischievous pony, only to have it bought by another family. Abby’s heart aches when her barn job becomes helping the new owner learn to ride the best pony ever. Can her faithful heart let go of what never belonged to her?

My Review 

Abby's Pony Love is a cute story for any child that has wanted something so much it almost hurts. It also will be loved by children who love horses. This novel tells Abby's story of wanting a pony and getting a job at a barn. She falls in love with a horse that she names Glory. She wants her but can't afford to buy her. Abby struggles as she sees the new owners riding Glory and not appreciating the horse as much as she does. 

This book actually reminds me of my niece when she was young. She also loved horses and got a job at a barn, but she was lucky to get her own horse. She did have to work very hard to keep her horse there and to train for competitions. Now as an adult, she once again has a new horse and is loving riding it. 

The messages that are great for kids were about working hard, overcoming jealousy, learning to be happy for others, and creating friendships with those you didn't think you had a lot in common with. I feel that this book would be perfect for 7- 13-year-old kids. It would also be a fun read for parents with their kids, or a teacher to read out loud to their class. This is the first book in a new series called Dream Pony Riders. 

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About the Author:
Susan Count writes for the joy and entertainment of young readers. She is a best-selling, award-winning author of the Dream Horse Adventures Series, Dream Pony Riders Series, and Texas Boys Adventures.

She prefers to create stories in a quiet zone. Out her window, her mind wanders through the forest and keeps her in a grateful, contented state of being. She writes at a fabulous antique desk that has secret compartments filled with memories, mysteries, and story ideas. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and American Christian Fiction Writers, Susan takes studying the craft of writing seriously.

Susan confesses to being overly fond of brownies and horseback riding on forest trails. She is a lifelong equestrian and is owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse.

You are invited to saddle up and ride along.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

In The Shadow Of A Queen: Based on a true story by Heather B. Moore-Historical Fiction Book Review

 In the Shadow of a Queen by Heather B. Moore 

Publication Date: 10/4/22 

Hardcover ISBN: 9781639930500 

Retail Price: $26.99 

Page Count: 384 

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***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary

Based on the true story of the free-spirited daughter of Queen Victoria. 

Princess Louise’s life is upended after her father’s untimely death. Captive to the queen’s overwhelming mourning, Louise is forbidden to leave her mother’s tight circle of control and is eventually relegated to the position of personal secretary to her mother—the same position each of her sisters held until they were married. Already an accomplished painter, Louise risks the queen’s wrath by exploring the art of sculpting, an activity viewed as unbefitting a woman. When Louise involves herself in the day’s political matters, including championing the career of a female doctor and communicating with suffragettes, the queen lays down the law to stop her and devotes her full energy to finding an acceptable match for her defiant daughter. Louise is considered the most beautiful and talented daughter of Queen Victoria, but finding a match for the princess is no easy feat. Protocols are broken, and Louise exerts her own will as she tries to find an open-minded husband who will support her free spirit. In the Shadow of a Queen is the story of a battle of wills between two women: a daughter determined to forge her own life beyond the shadow of her mother, and a queen resolved to keep the Crown’s reputation unsullied no matter the cost.

Queen Victoria and her nine children

My Review

To say I was excited to finally peruse the pages of this book is an understatement. I love history and I love reading about royalty, so this was a fantastic read for me. Once again, I'm amazed at the research that Author Heather B. Moore always does when she writes a book. I was fascinated throughout the whole book and also loved examining the Chapter Notes found at the back of the book.

In The Shadow of A Queen is based on the life of Princess Louise who was free-spirited and one of nine children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Louise was ahead of her time in her thinking and in broadening her talents for a woman of the mid-1800s. She became a very accomplished painter and sculptor. Louise willfully went against her mother many times even though she loved her and was dedicated to the crown and monarchy. Out of all of Queen Victoria's children, I think Princess Louise was the most outgoing and loved by all social classes of people. She also was the only child to marry a commoner, whereas the rest of her siblings married another Royal. 

This book must be devoured by those who love royal history and enjoy reading a great love story like Louise and John Campbells'. It will also be a great selection for those who'll love to read about a brave, determined woman who was ahead of her time. Be forewarned, this was not a quick read because it is over 350 pages long. I went down a rabbit hole wanting to know more about Princess Louise and her accomplished life when I finished reading. Don't let the historical aspect of the book turn you off though if you're not a lover of history. This is a compelling story that will stay with you long after you finish the book. Moore has an excellent writing style and is a master writer of Historical Fiction. 

****Meet Author Heather B. Moore****

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

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Literary awards: 2019 Maggie Award Winner, ALA Best New Books - September 2020, 6-time Best of State Recipient for Best in Literary Arts, 4-time Whitney Award Winner, and 2-time Golden Quill Award Winner 

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More Information About Princess Louise's Life

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll,  (Louisa Caroline Alberta; 18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939) was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

In her public life, she was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause. Her early life was spent moving among the various royal residences in her family's company. When her father died in December 1861, the court went into a long period of mourning, to which with time Louise became unsympathetic. She was an able sculptor and artist, and several of her sculptures remain today. 

Louise's sculpture of Queen Victoria

She was also a supporter of the feminist movement, corresponding with Josephine Butler, and visiting Elizabeth Garrett.

Before her marriage, Louise served as an unofficial secretary to the Queen from 1866 to 1871. The question of Louise's marriage was discussed in the late 1860s. Suitors from the royal houses of Prussia and Denmark were suggested. Still, Victoria did not want her to marry a foreign prince and therefore suggested a high-ranking member of the British aristocracy. Despite opposition from members of the royal family, Louise fell in love with John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, the heir of the Duke of Argyll. Victoria consented to the marriage,[which took place on 21 March 1871.

After a happy beginning, the two drifted apart, possibly because of their childlessness and the Queen's constraints on their activities.

In 1878, Lorne was appointed Governor General of Canada, a post he held from 1878–1884. Louise was viceregal consort, starting a lasting interest in Canada. Her name was used to name many features in Canada, including Lake Louise and the province of Alberta.

 Following her mother's death in 1901, she entered the social circle established by her elder brother, the new king, Edward VII. Louise's marriage with Lorne survived thanks to long periods of separation; they reconciled in 1911, and Louise was devastated by Lorne's death in 1914. After the First World War, she began to retire from public life, undertaking few public duties outside Kensington Palace, where she died at the age of 91.


Advance Praise:

 “Peek into the House of Hanover and view the strength of two women: Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Louise. This story weaves compassion and conflict into breathtaking and gripping historical detail.” —Julie Wright, author of A Captain for Caroline Gray

 “Moore crafts an intriguing portrait of the independently-minded Princess Louise and her tensions with the English royal family. Moore sets the stage with meticulous research, and she expertly combines fact with fiction, with psychological insights on Victoria's mercurial moods and the impact of her controlling nature. It adds up to a worthy portrait of a woman divided by duty and self-determination.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Moore's tracking of Louise's commitment to women's suffrage and public education and of how Louise manages to follow her own interests and desires without alienating her famously moody mother is striking. Fans of Marie Benedict and Jennifer Chiaverini will enjoy this portrayal of a strong woman who successfully forges her own path.” —Booklist Available 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Holly and The Ivy: A Christmas Romance Collection By Sarah M. Eden , Esther Hatch , Dana LeCheminant , and Anneka R. Walker -Christmas Romance Book Review


Product Details

  • Title: The Holly and the Ivy: A Christmas Romance Collection 
  • Authors: Sarah M. Eden , Esther Hatch , Dana LeCheminant ,  and Anneka R. Walker
  • Genre: Christmas Romance 
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Covenant Communications (October 3, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524422223
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***

Book Summary
Spend the holidays with four of your favorite historical romance authors, whose stories of Yuletide romance will brighten the season with humor, hope, and the promise of true love.

“The Holly and the Ivy” by Sarah M. Eden
As nursemaid to the eight-year-old Duke of Kielder, Robbie will spend her holidays with her young charge as a guest of Lord and Lady Jonquil. While the couple makes the child’s holiday magical, the handsome gardener works his own magic on Nurse Robbie’s heart.

“Hiding Christmas” by Esther Hatch
Celebrating Christmas in Scotland will only invite persecution. But that never stopped Kirstine’s English grandmother. When they are almost caught, Kirstine is forced to beg for the help of the one man she cannot abide.

“A Twist of Christmas” by Dana LeCheminant
A Christmas house party offers two members of the ton an irresistible opportunity: a weekend of anonymity. But their charade comes with unexpected romantic consequences.

“A Season to Love” by Anneka R. Walker
Alice Hunt is searching for a Christmas miracle: a husband of her choosing. With the threat of an arranged marriage looming, she looks to an unlikely matchmaker for help.

My Review

The Holly and The Ivy is another beautiful Christmas Romance Collection. All of the novellas are clean romances written by some very talented authors. The cover is also one of the most gorgeous ones I've seen in 2022. 

The stories center around Christmas traditions, mixed identities (this truly made me giggle a lot), many kissing boughs that again put a smile on my face, and reverse matchmaking. It is truly impossible to choose one favorite because each story was so different. I did especially love an aspect of Eden's story where we get a look at the young, vulnerable Adam from Seeking Persephone. 

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a romance reader, this should be number one on your list. 

****Meet the Authors****

Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of witty and charming historical romances, including 2020’s Foreword Reviews INDIE Awards Gold Winner for Romance, Forget Me Not, and 2020 Holt Medallion finalist, Healing Hearts. She is a two-time “Best of State” Gold Medal winner for fiction and a three-time Whitney Award winner. Combining her obsession with history and her affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting deep characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. 

Sarah is represented by Pam Pho at D4EO Literary Agency.​

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Esther Hatch

Esther Hatch grew up on a cherry orchard in rural Utah. After high school, she alternated living in Russia to teach children English and attending Brigham Young University in order to get a degree in archaeology. She began writing when one of her favorite authors invited her to join a critique group. The only catch was she had to be a writer. Not one to be left out of an opportunity to socialize and try something new; she started on her first novel that week. Visit her at

Dana LeCheminant
Dana LeCheminant has been telling stories since she was old enough to know what stories were. After spending most of her childhood reading everything she could get her hands on, she eventually realized she could write her own books, and since then she always has plots brewing and characters clamoring to be next to have their stories told. A lover of all things outdoors, she finds inspiration while hiking the remote Utah backcountry and cruising down rivers. Until her endless imagination runs dry, she will always have another story to tell.

Anneka Walker

Anneka Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and History. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she's busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.

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