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Fictional Family Ties

It’s been said that families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts. If we’re lucky, the balance between the two is just right, but even then, we have moments when we wonder what it would be like to have a different set of relatives. Reading gives us that opportunity. …

The Heartache We Take As Normal

There is a baby in my home. Evidence of his existence is littered around us, blocking the sparse surroundings with furniture, general …

Best/Worst Surprise Endings

Some authors love to pull whammies on us. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than an evil plot twist, because, well, who doesn’t love …

Our Favorite Guilty Pleasure Books

We know you’ve got them, LitStackers. They’re tucked under your bed, behind your socks in that bottom drawer and hidden behind vases …

“Sweet Children” and Trust

I remember when I first received my first Harlequin book. I was 13 years old. I don’t remember anything about the book …

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

This week, we’ve got a lot on our minds. From stories that stuck with us, to the frustration and exhilaration of the …