The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter: Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them. Finding an old blue jar filled with handwritten thoughts, quotes, and prayers encourages Michelle’s budding faith–but she also finds herself feeling conflicted. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pierce: When Emmy becomes typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird, she reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, and she is unable to resist responding.
Spymaster by Brad Thor: Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules–all of them.
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel: Set against the backdrop of the 1960’s and encompassing the remarkable people the protagonist, Meredith, meets, the historic events she witnesses, and the sacrifices she must make, this is the story of a woman changing her world as she herself is changed by it.
Tell The Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams: Pearl’s job is to make people happy. Every day, she provides customers with personalized recommendations for greater contentment. But how does one measure an emotion? Meanwhile, her teenage son, Rhett, finds greater satisfaction in being unhappy. As his mother, Pearl wants nothing more than to help Rhett–but is it for his sake or for hers?
Circe by Madeline Miller: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
The Sinners by Ace Atkins: Years ago, Colson’s late uncle had put a drug clan’s patriarch in prison, but now he’s getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. Cracks are opening all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out–and they’re all heading directly for Colson.
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah: Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turner about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy to study for her Master of Wine test, and uncovers a lost diary, a forgotten relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since WWII
Texas Ranger by James Patterson: Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates’s law-enforcement skills have carried him from local highway patrolman to the rank of Texas Ranger. A case in Waco has jeopardized Yates’s chances at promotion, and he decides to take time off to recharge. He is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, and finds himself in search of a killer with one of the most twisted and violent minds he’s ever encountered.