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One night changes everything...


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How many rules can they break before trouble catches up?


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Can a human make room in her heart for the wild?


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Seeking sanctuary among the peaceful Amish, she finds an unlikely hero.


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An earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman...


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Fear becomes a womanís greatest weapon in this heart-pounding suspense.


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A powerful novel of addiction, hope, and renewal from Sarah Price



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Jen's Jewels

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Interview with Phillip Margolin

As we brace for what will surely be a pivotal election year for both sides of the aisle, what goes on behind closed doors in Washington is just as crucial. Our elected officials are entrusted with our good faith to act in accordance with our best interests whether it advances their political career or not. Sounds good on paper, but these days it seems it is becoming more of a challenge to achieve. This month Read More...



Interview with Shelley Shepard Gray

The simple way of life in the Amish community is much different than the hurriedness of the rest of today's world. Smartphones and social networking are widely used by most of us, while the Amish abstain from technology. Yet despite the difference in our cultures, both Amish and "English" alike know what it feels like to suffer when a loved one disappears. The angst of fearing the unknown is the same no matter what Read More...



Interview with Catherine McKenzie

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trade places with a celebrity for just one day? The lavish lifestyle and fancy cars wouldn't be too hard to get used to, not to mention the designer clothes and footwear! Yet we forget that stardom is not just glitter and glitz. Being under the spotlight 24/7 takes its toll. All too often drug and alcohol abuse play a huge role in a Read More...



Interview with Robyn Carr

Sometimes the best medicine for nursing a broken heart is starting over in a new town. With a clean slate and no constant reminders of what could have been, itís a drastic yet practical way to move forward. Having the courage to move on by making a lifestyle change is a positive step towards healing. That isÖ unless your cheating husband decides to follow you and beg for forgiveness. This monthís Read More...



Interview with Cecelia Ahern

With the joy of the holiday season comes an endless list of must-do preparations. From baking cookies to sending out Christmas cards, it seems like there are just not enough hours in the day to possibly get everything done. Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you could be in two different places at the same time? Think about itÖyou'd have a lot less stress and much more holiday Read More...



Interview with Kristan Higgins

Being in high school is like a scary roller coaster ride...lots of emotional twists and turns on a path that feels like itís heading to nowhere. From unrequited love to relationships that last forever, itís the perfect time to test the waters before taking the leap into the pond of life. If only we knew back then what we know now. We wouldnít have wasted so many hours worrying over nonsense Read More...



Interview with Rosalind Lauer

When we were kids, life was so simple. We went to school, completed our homework, and then just played outside. On the weekends, it was family time peppered with baseball games and the occasional ballet recital. Nowadays, our kids are way overscheduled. Even trying to squeeze in a vacation can become a Herculean feat. If only we could go back to a simpler time when all we needed was a good conversation with the dearest Read More...



Interview with Marisa de los Santos

The college years are an adventurous time in a studentís life. While discovering what the future may hold, special friendships evolve merely by happenstance. As the years go by, we reflect on these past relationships often wishing we could take a step back in time. But, what if one of your college chums contacted you asking for help? Would you be willing to risk it all in order to save a friend? This month Read More...



Interview with Amy Ephron

On the ten year anniversary of 9/11, many of us took time out of our hectic lives to reflect on what really matters to us as families and as a nation. Nowadays, the world is a much different place ...one in which our children will have to navigate using difficult life lessons as a guide from generations past. Together, we can build a brighter tomorrow for the children of today. This Read More...



Interview with Susan McBride

Thereís just something special about a little black dress. Like a trusted friend, its presence provides comfort and warmth. Whether donned for an elegant affair or needed for the funeral of a loved one, this mainstay of every womanís wardrobe brings special meaning to lifeís precious moments. Without it, we simply would be lost. This monthís Jenís Jewels Read More...



Interview with Allie Larkin

Sometimes life's biggest disappointments ironically turn out to be blessings in disguise. Whether it's not getting accepted into the college of your dreams or perhaps losing your one true love to a best friend, it feels as if the pain will never go away. And, just when you think you've hit rock bottom, the unexpected happens and you're back on top. The old adage rings trueÖtomorrow will be a Read More...



Interview with Susan Mallery

Reality television has forever changed the landscape of the entertainment industry. With a click of the remote, you can watch a dating show set in the wild or witness the drama of housewives stirring up trouble in some of the hottest cities in America. These days, it seems as if everyone is looking for his or her fifteen minutes of fame no matter what the cost. Whether itís good or bad for society is Read More...



Interview with Meg Cabot

I first had the pleasure of meeting Meg Cabot back in 2003 when we appeared together on Live with Regis & Kelly as part of the Reading with Ripa book segment. Since then, her career has literally taken off. A New York Times bestselling author, she writes for a wide audience including young adult as well as mainstream fiction. Her Read More...



Interview with William Dietrich

As a French major in college, I spent numerous hours trying to master the nuances of the language; however, my fondest memories bring me back to my French history classes. Often I daydreamed about what it would have been like to have lived in a certain time period such as the Renaissance. I would conjure up stories using real life events and add my creative ďwhat if?Ē spin. Perhaps I should have realized then that Read More...



Interview with Melissa de la Cruz

The topic of witches conjures up images of cauldrons filled with magical brews and broomsticks flying in the sky. The most famous one that comes to mind is Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Many young girls have found themselves role-playing this character on Halloween due to her undeniable beauty and charm. The possibility that someone can possess magical powers has fascinated people for centuries. This Read More...



Interview - Nancy Thayer

Change is difficult no matter what season of life you are in. Take Oprah for instance. After twenty-five years, she has turned off the lights at the Oprah Show temporarily saying good-bye to her millions of fans world-wide. For some, four oíclock in the afternoon will never be the same again. However, this is an exciting time for Oprah as she embarks on a new adventure at the OWN Network Read More...



Interview with Rachel Gibson

Itís amazing how one split-second decision can affect the rest of our loves. For instance, a business woman who decides to take a later flight misses a fatal crash by an hour. Or on a lighter note, an innocent hook-up at a bar winds up turning into a life commitment. Good or bad, the decisions we make at the most unsuspecting times can be monumental. Thatís just how life is. This Read More...



Interview with Sarah Jio

Oftentimes, lifeís most challenging moments spark a new beginning. Whether blindsided by a cheating spouse or devastated by the death of a loved one, learning to start anew is a skill many admire but few come to master. In order to truly define a personís character, one must face adversity while traveling down unfamiliar and sometimes rocky roads. This monthís Jenís Jewels Read More...



Interview with Michael Lee West

With the coming of spring brings the flurry of weddings. Thereís nothing more romantic than walking down the aisle amid spring blooms and sounds of birds chirping. Even the royals are taking advantage of the beautiful weather. But perhaps before exchanging I Doís, itís best to do a thorough background check on your beloved. You never know. You may be tying yourself up with a fugitive or even a self-proclaimed ladies Read More...



Interview with James Grippando

The amount of personal data floating around the Internet is mind-boggling. If you have any doubts, just Google yourself. The ability to remain private is nearly impossible these days. Government agencies, business firms, and marketing companies use this public information for their own specific needs. Data mining or dredging, as it is most commonly called, has changed the way our world operates. This monthís Read More...



Interview with Deborah Bedford

Blended families are very difficult to navigate especially when it comes to the role of mothering. Whether itís the lingering aftereffects of the divorce or the deep resentment over the loss of control in their childrenís lives, many women struggle to find an acceptable balance. There is no perfect answer due to the many challenges associated with moving on. However, the way in which these obstacles are met will ultimately determine the emotional Read More...



Interview with Linda Francis Lee

There are many reasons why dogs are considered manís best friend. Loyal, compassionate, and trustworthy come to mind; however, these are not their most virtuous trait. Without a doubt, itís their innate ability to judge a personís character that reigns supreme. If a dog senses evil, take heed and run in the opposite direction. This monthís Jenís Jewels Read More...



Interview Susan Elizabeth Phillips

There is nothing better than reconnecting with an old friend. Years may have passed, yet once reunited, it feels as if it were merely days. The comfort of experiencing unconditional love quickly washes away lifeís worries. Like that first cup of coffee in the morning, an old friend wakens your spirit like none other. This monthís Jenís Jewels Susan Elizabeth Phillips shares Read More...



Interview with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to research your familyís culinary heritage? For me, the menu would consist of pierogi, kielbasa, and stuffed cabbage. The smell of beef and rice cooking on the stovetop coupled with the scent of boiling cabbage brings back such delectable memories. To this day, I have never found anyone who can roll cabbage leaves as expertly as my grandma. Without a doubt, there is nothing better Read More...



Interview with Jill Paton Walsh

For some reason, the mention of anything British seems to pique our interest. Perhaps itís due to our countryís English roots, or maybe we just feel a sense of obligation to check in every once in a while with the other side of the pond. Whether it concerns politics or pop culture, our countries remain connected. Even the upcoming royal wedding has been a hot topic in the U.S. as media sources Read More...



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