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Celebrate Cathy Lamb’s New Book: THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS

Cathy Lamb’s stories are full of family, laughter, and heart. Her latest, THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, is no different. She stopped by to share a bit about her new book and a wonderful post about her childhood!

cover-lamb-sistersA very short summary of THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS: Three sisters. One brother. A secret that is chasing them down. read more…

Fall into Historical Fiction

With these five upcoming fall historical fiction titles, you’ll explore other eras, time periods and countries from Colonial Canada to World War II. Find a fire, one of these transportive reads, and a pumpkin spice latte, stat.

The Autumn Throne: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Elizabeth Chadwick (October 4, 2016; Sourcebooks)

throneThe Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The Legend She Became.

The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy

Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John’s treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.
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Go ROMAN CRAZY For Nina Bocci’s Debut

I’m crazy excited about the launch of this new book, ROMAN CRAZY, by Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton. It has amazing food and swoony romance all set against the back drop of Rome. I loved every minute of this book and you will too! Nina stopped by to share a little about the book, writing with a partner, and who she wants to be stranded on an island 

roman-crazy-hi-resLike “Roman Holiday” for a new generation! A woman leaving heartbreak behind in Boston comes to Rome to lick her wounds and enjoy La Bella Vita…but she never expected to come face to face with Marcello, the one who got away… read more…

Get Cozy With Some Fall Family Drama

Ah, fall. Fires. Big, cozy sweaters. Pumpkin spice everything. The pending holiday season. Who doesn’t have some dysfunction around the Thanksgiving Table? Curl up this fall with some delicious family drama in these nine new or new(ish) novels you won’t want to miss! read more…

Author Susan Bishop Crispell & THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES

For those who love a little magic, romance and FOOD in their novels, Susan Bishop Crispell’s THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES (Thomas Dunne Books) is a not-to-be-missed book! It hits shelves today, September 6th, and is as delightful and satisfying as a slice of homemade peach pie (trust us on this one.) It’s a story where wishes come true and secrets are baked into pies, and is the perfect read for Sarah Addison Allen fans …
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Celebrate author Ella Joy Olsen’s debut: ROOT, PETAL, THORN

We’re welcoming Tall Poppy author Ella Joy Olsen to the blog today! Her debut, ROOT, PETAL, THORN hits shelves August 30th, and here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about it:

“In this beautifully written and powerful debut novel, Ella Joy Olsen traces the stories of five fascinating women who inhabit the same historic home over the course of a century — braided stories of love, heartbreak, and courage connect the women, even across generations.” 4.5 Stars – Top Pick – RT Book Reviews

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Celebrate the New Book From Kelly Harms: THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY

I’m insanely excited about Kelly Harms’s new book, THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY. I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of it, and I loved every moment. The story is charming, funny, and has some delightful swoony moments. You won’t want to miss it!

matchmakers-harms coverHer new book, THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY, has been called “fresh and devastatingly funny,” “delightful,” and “a glorious read,” by an assortment of New York Times bestselling authors and well-bribed reviewers. It’s the story of a woman who has been married for ten long years without realizing it, and the magic that happens when she finally starts paying attention.

See what I mean? It’s amazing! Kelly stopped by to share her thoughts on favorite places, working in publishing, and a sneak peak of a scene from the book! read more…

Indie Guest Friday: Welcome Kelley Kaye!

kg-19Anyone who follows me; anyone who knows me at all, as a matter of fact, knows I love to write. I’m always looking for new ideas as far as dialogue and character description, and so one of my favorite writing tools is the time-honored tradition of eavesdropping, perfected by mothers and teachers since the dawn of time. read more…

NYT Bestselling author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney & THE NEST

We’re thrilled to have New York Times bestselling author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney visit the Tall Poppy blog today! THE NEST, her debut, was an instant NYT bestseller and one Elizabeth Gilbert called, “A masterfully constructed, darkly comic, and immensely captivating tale…” about four adult siblings and a shared inheritance.  

So in case you haven’t yet read or added THE NEST to your TBR pile (what are you waiting for?), here’s more about this bestselling novel…

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