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September Book Club Feature: PALMETTO MOON by Kim Boykin

Join us this month as we learn more about Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin!


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Berkley Trade (August 5, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0425272109 | ISBN-13: 978-0425272107 

June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found…

Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn’t want, she’s left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her.

In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms at the boarding house where she stays, and a quiet yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she’s where she’s meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby hunts her down, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up—and decide where her heart truly belongs.

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Eye On Romance Topshelf: The Highlander Next Door by Janet Chapman, Author 

On the Eye On Romance Topshelf: The Highlander Next Door by Janet Chapman, Author

Available August 26, 2014

From the New York Time bestselling Janet Chapman comes this delightful tale of a young woman who's had enough of men...until she ...meets her spectacular new neighbor.

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Legend has it love is carried on the rising mists of Spellbound Falls, and not even time-traveling highlanders are immune to its magic…

Birch Callahan has seen the trouble men can cause. After witnessing her mother’s four marriages, Birch now runs a women’s shelter and doesn’t want a man in her life. But there’s something about her neighbor, Niall MacKeage. Birch can’t figure out how the cop can be so big and gruff and yet so insightful and compassionate—and sexy. Or how she’s falling for a man who acts like someone from the twelfth century.

Niall knows that Birch is attracted to him, even if she seems to distrust all men. Yet he also knows she has a secret—something that drives her to place herself in harm’s way for the women of her shelter. Niall would gladly rush to Birch’s side to protect her from harm, but with their secrets standing between them, he’ll have to reveal his own truth if he wants to keep her…

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Guest Blog: Behind the Pen: A Love Story - Melinda Cochrane



Love is a revolving door of both past and present.  We seek it, but most in the end discover that love seeks you. We move toward it through our determination to find what is to be the most powerful experience of our lives. But, in the search for it, some us travel too far to find it, risking everything for the words to become a reality. Behind The Pen, A Love Story is one woman's journey for passion. Mary meets Aleron and her life is changed, and she wonders if he was always part of her. Is love more than the now, is it so far reaching that it can touch both past, present and future. As both find themselves in battles to secure wealth, democratic freedom and  love, Mary discovers far more than she imagined, or bargained for. The reader is left questioning their own concept of love.

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Guest Blog: The Hero of a Thousand Troubles by Grace Burrowes



The Traitor

Grace Burrowes

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance

ISBN: 97881402294990


As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army to survive. Now that the war is over, he has returned to his beloved England and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He's struggling to make that wish come true when he falls for his elderly aunt's practical and unpretentious companion, Miss Millicent Danforth. But an old enemy threatens this new love, and plots to destroy everything Sebastian holds dear. Sebastian will have to use all of his wits if he's to hang on to his life, his honor...and Milly's love.


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Grace BurroweesThe Hero of a Thousand Troubles by Grace Burrowes

You do not want to sleep with me.” Milly observed. “Why?”

Sebastian was quiet for a long time, while the fire settled on the andirons and Milly kept questions behind her teeth.

“I have nightmares, Milly. I thrash and mutter in my sleep. I wake up in a cold sweat, screaming obscenities in two languages. I cannot promise you would be safe, were I to waken in your embrace.”

And worse than all of it—which was awful enough—Milly sensed he was ashamed of himself for allowing his dreams to be haunted.

She shifted, so she was straddling his lap. “I cannot abide this, Sebastian.”

“I am sorry. I should have told you sooner, I know, but one doesn’t—”

Milly cradled his jaw with both hands, so he could not elude her kiss. “I cannot abide that you must suffer this way. Is it the same dream each night?”

Her kiss or her question seemed to foil his flight of self-castigation. “Often it’s the same, or it’s variations on the same theme.”

“You will tell me, please.”

“So we can share my nightmares?”

Milly brushed his hair back from his temple, where he’d turn gray and distinguished long before she would consider abandoning him to his nightmares. “So I can understand.”


I once asked my brother how to really, truly torment a hero, and his reply was brilliant. “Make him choose between the competing demands of honor.”

In The Captive, my hero had to choose between revenge—to which any other man would have said he was entitled—and the heroine’s love, which he’d lose if he completed his violent quest.

In The Traitor, sequel to The Captive, Sebastian St. Clair, is set against himself from birth. He loves both his French mother, and his English father, but is caught in France when war breaks out. He’s the heir to an English barony, but must eschew his English heritage simply to stay alive. The French Army, however, demands that he trade on his English upbringing to more effectively interrogate English officers with whom he might have attended Eton, but for the fell clutch of circumstances.

This guy has no good options. After the war, neither France nor England want him around. He’s not safe in either country, and yet he can’t abandon the barony that was his father’s pride, and can’t leave his sole relation—an elderly aunt—to fend for herself. He wants only peace and quiet, but can’t turn his back on the English officers clamoring for his blood, so he accepts their challenges, then refuses to fire on them.

Everywhere Sebastian turns, somebody is holding him accountable for actions he had little control over. Every choice he could make requires a further compromise of his honor.

Until Milly Danforth enters his life, dispensing commonsense and moral support—also a few kisses—and makes Sebastian see that coping, compromising, and surviving from one insult to another will leave him unworthy of Milly’s regard.

In other words, Sebastian has to create a third option for himself. Rather than choose between France and England, he’ll choose Milly and a future with her. Rather than choose between surrender and battle, he’ll choose love. Rather than wait for some challenger’s bullet to end his days, Sebastian arms himself with truth, reason, and the determination to put an end to the affronts to his integrity.

The result, a gradual knitting back together of a man whom honor has torn asunder, led to one of the most satisfying happily ever afters I’ve written—for Sebastian and Milly, but for me, and I hope for the reader too!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.