Hot Stuff: The summer’s 8 best romance novels are thrilling, fun, and resonant romps

By Maureen Lee Lenker August 30, 2022 at 03:00 PM EDT

Summer 2022 brought a veritable smorgasbord of scintillating romance choices, from unique historicals to engrossing contemporary rom-coms. [check your library first!]

  • For the Love of the Bard, by Jessica Martin
  • Always Be My Duchess, by Amalie Howard
  • The Accidental Pinup, by Danielle Jackson
  • The Hookup Plan, by Farrah Rochon


My mother didn’t cook. The only thing I ever saw her make was this bread pudding. This is how she did it. She took her casserole dish and buttered it so the pudding wouldn’t stick. Then she toasted bread, buttered it, and tore it into bite-sized pieces. She did that until the dish was full.…

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Use paper towels to keep your produce fresher. What does ‘woke’ mean? Filing your taxes later (but not late) can be better than filing them sooner, sometimes! Be careful. Hundreds of prepared foods have been recalled over listeria concerns. February is Pet Dental Care Month. Take care of it at home, or pay your vet a mortgage payment…

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Mark your calendars: The next Banned Books Week will be October 1 – 7, 2023!For more information, go to the American Library Association’s site HERE. Look for ALA’s Top Challenged Books of 2022 list in April 2023!

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