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Betsy Lerner, author of The Bridge Ladies, on tour May 2016

Posted By on April 28, 2016

The Bridge Ladies coverAbout The Bridge Ladies

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (May 3, 2016)

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.

By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.

The Bridge Ladies reminded me of Tuesdays with Morrie, except it takes place on Mondays and has five Morries. Exquisitely written.” — Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club

“This is the best book about mothers and daughters I’ve read in decades, maybe ever.” — Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

“A beautifully written, bittersweet story of ladies of a certain age and era.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is a book with heart and feeling.” — George Hodgman, author of Bettyville

“In Lerner’s beautifully observed account, Bridge becomes both a literal and figurative pathway to repairing an even more precious bond: her own relationship to her mother.” — Deborah Tannen, author of You Just Don’t Understand and You’re Wearing THAT?

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Betsy Lerner APAbout Betsy Lerner

Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing. She is a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and the Tony Godwin Prize for Editors, and was selected as one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. Lerner is a partner with the literary agency Dunow, Carlson & Lerner and resides in New Haven, Connecticut.

Find out more about Betsy at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, author of A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles, on tour April/May 2016

Posted By on April 26, 2016

A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles coverAbout A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic; 1 edition (April 26, 2016)

A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death—and be restored to life.

After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma—a “rapidly fatal” form of cancer—journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own—with very different results. Williams’s experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science—and the healing power of human connection.

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Mary Elizabeth Williams APAbout Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior staff writer for award-winning Salon.com whose columns are regularly among the top viewed, commented on, shared, and cited as the best of the week. The “Lab Rat” series on her clinical trial was nominated for the 2012 Online Journalism Award for Commentary, and her essay on receiving a melanoma diagnosis is in the Harper anthology The Moment, an Entertainment Weekly “Must List” pick—alongside essays by Elizabeth Gilbert, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers. She is the author of Gimme Shelter: Ugly Houses, Cruddy Neighborhoods, Fast Talking Brokers, and Toxic Mortgages: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream. A starred Booklist selection,Gimme Shelter was called “poignant and funny” (Kirkus), “a must-read” (New York Daily News), “hilariously evocative” (Time Out Kids) and “compelling” (Publisher’s Weekly). She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Find out more about her at her website.

Mary’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, April 27th: The Discerning Reader

Wednesday, April 27th: Bibliotica

Friday, April 29th: Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, May 3rd: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, May 4th: Back Porchervations

Tuesday, May 10th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Wednesday, May 11th: Patient #1

Wednesday, May 18th: Booby and the Beast

Thursday, May 19th: A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, May 31st: Mel’s Shelves

TBD: Darn Good Lemonade

Summer Lovin’ Tour – July/August 2016

Posted By on April 25, 2016

We have four amazing books from the Harlequin Heartwarming series on tour in July and August!

The Girl He Used to Love coverAbout The Girl He Used to Love (Grace Note Records)

• Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming (July 1, 2016)

The past will always be between them

He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith’s so proud of. That won’t be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let’s just say he can’t go back there, because he doesn’t want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.

Read the first two chapters on Wattpad!

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Sophie's Path coverAbout Sophie’s Path (Shores of Indian Lake)

• Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming (July 1, 2016)

Her choice. His consequences.

Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one’s ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend’s death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn’t she? Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds of internal alarms. She’s never cared this much about any man’s opinion of her. But Jack is different. He stirs up feelings. Strong feelings. Guilt. Anger. Attraction. Curiosity. Sympathy. Sophie’s definitely not interested in Jack, but even if she was, he’d never forgive her for the decision she made that night in the hospital. Would he?

Read the first two chapters on Wattpad!

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WHEN I FOUND YOUAbout When I Found You (The K-9 Trilogy)

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming (July 1, 2016)

Is she part of the solution…or the problem? 

It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego’s international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport’s chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana’s best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren’t misplaced…but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s misjudged someone’s intentions.

Read the first two chapters on Wattpad!

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Amazon | Harlequin | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

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KAREN ROCK UNDER ADIRONDACK SKY COVERAbout Under an Adirondack Sky

  • Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming (July 1, 2016)

Can he juggle everything…including her? 

After raising his siblings and running the family pub for more than a decade, Aiden Walsh has set his own dreams aside. Until the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen stumbles into his bar, and his arms. Too bad Rebecca Day is the school psychologist in charge of his brother’s future. Who’s he kidding? He doesn’t have room in his full life for romance anyway. But forced to join Rebecca and her group of troubled teens on an Adirondack retreat, he realizes keeping his family afloat isn’t enough for him…not by a long shot.

Read the first three chapters on Wattpad!

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About the authors:

Amy Vastine APAmy Vastine

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. This USA Today bestselling author lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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Catherine Lanigan APCatherine Lanigan

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as her Angel Watch trilogy of real stories of angelic intervention in human life.

Currently, she has published five novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love ShadowsHeart’s DesireA Fine Year for LoveKatia’s Promise and Fear of FallingSophie’s Path pubs July, 2016.

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Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest

Harlequin Heartwarming blog | Twitter

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KATE JAMES PHOTOKate James

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.

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7174vpqDtBL._UX250_Karen Rock

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy–at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify–she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.

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Summer Lovin’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, July 5th: A Chick Who ReadsThe Girl He Used to Love

Wednesday, July 6th: Romancing the Readers – Sophie’s Path

Thursday, July 7th: Wall to Wall Books – Under an Adirondack Sky

Friday, July 8th: Just Commonly – When I Found You

Monday, July 11th: From the TBR Pile – Sophie’s Path

Tuesday, July 12th: Books A La Mode – Karen Rock guest post

Tuesday, July 12th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, July 13th: Books and Spoons – When I Found You

Friday, July 15th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – The Girl He Used to Love

Monday, July 18th: Stranded in ChaosUnder an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, July 20th: Books A La Mode – Amy Vastine Guest Post

Thursday, July 21st: Romancing the Book – When I Found You

Friday, July 22nd: Wall to Wall Books – Sophie’s Path

Monday, July 25th: From the TBR Pile – The Girl He Used to Love

Tuesday, July 26th: Bibliotica – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, July 27th: Books and Spoons – Sophie’s Path

Friday, July 29th: Books A La Mode – Kate James Guest Post

Saturday, July 30th: The Sassy BooksterWhen I Found You

Monday, August 1st: A Chick Who Reads – Sophie’s Path

Tuesday, August 2nd: Reading Is My Superpower – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, August 3rd: Reading Is My Superpower – When I Found You

Friday, August 5th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews – The Girl He Used to Love

Monday, August 8th: Why Girls are Weird – Under an Adirondack Sky

Tuesday, August 9th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty – When I Found You

Thursday, August 11th: Romancing the Book – The Girl He Used to Love

Friday, August 12th: Books A La Mode – Catherine Lanigan Guest Post

Monday, August 15th: Romancing the Book – Sophie’s Path

Thursday, August 18th: Romancing the Book – Under an Adirondack Sky

Nadia Hashimi, author of When the Moon is Low, on tour April/May 2016

Posted By on April 24, 2016

When the Moon is Low PB coverAbout When the Moon is Low

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2016)

“Expertly depicting the anxiety and excitement that accompanies a new life, Hashimi’s gripping page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Library Journal (starred review)

Mahmoud’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world—a life of education, work, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war, and the Taliban rises to power.

Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister’s family in England. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages to smuggle them as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes a frightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family.

Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with her daughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. Across the continent Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives.

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Nadia HashimiAbout Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi is a pediatrician of Afghan descent. Both her parents left Afghanistan in the early 1970s and settled in the United States to chase the American dream. Her debut novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, was an international bestseller. She lives with her family in Maryland.

Find out more about Nadia at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Nadia’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 26th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, April 27th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Thursday, April 28th: 5 Minutes For Books

Monday, May 2nd: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Tuesday, May 3rd: Lit and Life

Wednesday, May 4th: Lavish Bookshelf

Monday, May 9th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Tuesday, May 10th: A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, May 11th: Literary Feline

Thursday, May 12th: Ms. Nose in a Book

TBD: BoundbyWords

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for April 25th – 29th

Posted By on April 24, 2016

A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

A Pattern of Lies coverMonday, April 25th: Mama Vicky Says

Tuesday, April 26th: Staircase Wit

Wednesday, April 27th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels

A Scandalous ProposalMonday, April 25th: Romantic Historical Reviews

Monday, April 25th: Books that Hook

Tuesday, April 26th: Puddletown Reviews

Wednesday, April 27th: The Maiden’s Court

Thursday, April 28th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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The Art of Calm by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

The Art of Calm coverMonday, April 25th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Tuesday, April 26th: A Bookworm’s World

Wednesday, April 27th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, April 28th: Dwell in Possibility

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300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

300 Days of Sun coverMonday, April 25th: Lavish Bookshelf

Tuesday, April 26th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, April 27th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, April 28th: Kahakai Kitchen

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The Girl Who Stayed by Tanya Anne Crosby

The Girl Who Stayed coverMonday, April 25th: she treads softly

Tuesday, April 26th: FictionZeal

Wednesday, April 27th: Jancee Reads

Thursday, April 28th: Queen of All She Reads

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The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie

The Rivals of VersaillesMonday, April 25th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, April 26th: Ace and Hoser Blog

Wednesday, April 27th: Dreams, Etc.

Wednesday, April 27th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, April 28th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Friday, April 29th: Books & Tea

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The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

The Decent Proposal coverMonday, April 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, April 26th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Wednesday, April 27th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Thursday, April 28th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, April 29th: fangirl confessions

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The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love

The Girl from the Paradise BallroomMonday, April 25th: Books a la Mode – guest post/giveaway

Tuesday, April 26th: Mom’s Small Victories

Wednesday, April 27th: BookNAround

Thursday, April 28th: Just Commonly

Friday, April 29th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Where We FallMonday, April 25th: 5 Minutes for Books

Tuesday, April 26th: Dreams, Etc.

Wednesday, April 27th: Alexa Loves Books

Thursday, April 28th: Worth Getting In Bed For

Thursday, April 28th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, April 29th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

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1001 Ways to Live Wild by Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer

1,001 Ways to Live Wild coverMonday, April 25th: Breezes at Dawn

Tuesday, April 26th: Happy Simple Living

Thursday, April 28th: Book Hooked Blog

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Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro

Rare Objects coverMonday, April 25th: Always With a Book

Tuesday, April 26th: West Metro Mommy

Thursday, April 28th: #redhead.with.book

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Out Rider by Lindsay McKenna

Out RiderMonday, April 25th: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, April 27th: Written Love Reviews – guest post

Wednesday, April 27th: The Sassy Bookster

Friday, April 29th: Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous

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Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

Journey to Munich coverMonday, April 25th: Time 2 Read

Thursday, April 28th: Luxury Reading

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Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Fading StarlightMonday, April 25th: Joyfully Retired

Friday, April 29th: A Chick Who Reads

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Alice in Bed by Judith Hooper

Alice In Bed _FINALTuesday, April 26th: A Book A Week

Wednesday, April 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, April 28th: Building Bookshelves

Friday, April 29th: Julz Reads

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Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy

Father's Day coverTuesday, April 26th: BookNAround

Wednesday, April 27th: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, April 27th: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog

Thursday, April 28th: Bibliophiliac

Friday, April 29th: Sarah Reads Too Much

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Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Her One and OnlyFriday, April 29th: Reading is my Superpower

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Capture by David A. Kessler, M.D.

Capture coverThursday, April 28th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Friday, April 29th: Create With Joy

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