A Change of Location by Margaret Porter (Gallica Press, 2024). Hannah Ballard’s most successful relationship: her career. Her superpower is an uncanny ability to discover perfect movie settings while avoiding the limelight herself. Promoted from ...
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Book of the Week (4/8/2024) and more...


Book of the Week (4/8/2024)

A Change of Location by Margaret Porter (Gallica Press, 2024)

Hannah Ballard’s most successful relationship: her career.

Her superpower is an uncanny ability to discover perfect movie settings while avoiding the limelight herself. Promoted from location scout to location manager, she’s involved in pre-production for a film based on a bestselling historical novel. A chance meeting with an aristocratic landowner leads her to Somerset and his estate in picturesque Milver Vale—the ideal backdrop for a period drama.

Martin Latimer, Marquess of Milverston, believes the release of a high-profile motion picture can increase tourism and bolster the local economy. And he hopes to spend more time with its intriguing location manager.

After Hannah suffers a professional setback, she accepts Martin’s invitation to attend the annual village festival before flying home to hunt for her next job. Proximity and mutual passion propel the couple into an exhilarating affair. But Hannah’s discovery that Martin is a magnet for the scandal-hungry press forces her into a painful and damaging decision.

Powering through heartbreak is hard. Especially when coping with unemployment-and dealing with members of her fractured family. For their protection, she must part from the nobleman asking her to stay with him. Who makes her believe that, at long last, she actually could be falling in love. --Publisher's blurb

About the author: 

Margaret Porter is the award-winning and bestselling author of sixteen novels in multiple genres. A former stage actress, she also worked professionally in film, television, and radio. She and her husband live in Concord, New Hampshire.

Join Margaret at Gibson's Bookstore on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30 pm as she discusses her new book!

   
 

Dublin Shortlist 2024

The shortlist for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award was announced recently.

   
 

3 on a Theme: Nature

Book of the Week (4/1/2024)

Eat Well Move Often 2 by Renee Plodzik (Renee Plodzik, 2024)

This beautifully photographed cookbook features more than 120 new seasonal recipes to keep us feeling healthy & strong.

Plodzik is the energetic founder and unstoppable coach of fit4acause, a donation only fitness and wellness program that raises funds and awareness for cancer survivors. 

"I have learned a great deal about myself over the past two years as I navigate living with metastatic breast cancer. While I cannot control this diagnosis, I can control how I live each day to remain as healthy and strong as possible. Alongside modern advances in medicine, I rely on nutrition and movement as part of an integrated wellness plan.

I am most creative when I develop new recipes or put my own spin on sweet treats, workout fuel, healthy soups, and salads. In this cookbook, you will find carefully selected seasonal ingredients to satisfy your cravings and nourish your body. There are over 100 new plant-based recipes utilizing the season's best local produce. I included my favorite recipes from the first edition with a few flavor enhancements. I was fortunate to have friends contribute some of their favorite recipes and you will find these sprinkled throughout each chapter. Thank you for supporting me and my passion for living life as strong as possible. Together, we are strong enough." ~Renee Plodzik, APRN. Nurse Practitioner, Fit4ACause founder, and Wellness Coach.

About the author:

Renee Plodzik, APRN, is a dedicated mom, wife, and nurse practitioner who lives in Concord, NH with her family. Her clinical interests are in primary care, and hospice and palliative medicine. In 2019, Renee received the 40 Under 40 award.

Join Renee at Gibson's Bookstore on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 at 6:30 pm as she discusses her newest book.

   
 

Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival at UNH

This spring, poets and poetry lovers of all ages are invited to join a full (free!) weekend of readings, workshops, multi-genre performances, a small press fair, and an outdoor poetry carnival. There will also be a celebration of the winners of the Nossrat Yassini Poetry Prize and the Granite State Poetry Prize, currently open for submissions (deadline November 1st). 

The festival is April 12-14, 2023 at Hamilton Smith Hall, UNH. The events are free, but registration is required. 

For a full event schedule, a list of featured poets, and to register for the events, visit  www.unhpoetry.com

   
 

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