Pretty Things by Janelle Brown: When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress marked by tragedy who retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.
Conjure Women by Afia Atakora: Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. Magnificently written, brilliantly researched, richly imagined, Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships
A Good Neighbor by Therese Fowler: A gripping novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, and the one summer that changes their lives irrevocably. This book asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand: When Mallory Blessing’s son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. Jake’s wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.
Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson: When German transplant Max meets Pan, the school “witch,” he feels seen, and the pair embarks on a consuming relationship: Max tells Pan about his supernatural powers, and Pan tells Max about the snake poison initiations of the local church. The boys, however, aren’t sure whose past is darker, and what is more frightening—their true selves, or staying true in Alabama. Boys of Alabama becomes a nuanced portrait of masculinity, religion, immigration, and the adolescent pressures that require total conformity.
The Second Home by Christina Clancy: After a disastrous summer spent at her family summer home on Cape Cod, seventeen-year-old Ann Gordon was left with a secret that changed her life forever, and created a rift between her sister, Poppy, and their adopted brother, Michael. Fifteen years later, her parents have died, and Michael re-enters their lives with a legitimate claim to the house. But more than that, he wants to set the record straight about that long ago summer.
Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins: Barb and John Frost are testy and bored with each other after fifty years of marriage. At least they have their daughters- Barb’s favorite, Juliet; and John’s darling, Sadie. The girls themselves couldn’t be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. Until the day John has a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down. And now Barb and John will finally have to face what’s been going on in their marriage all along
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi: In Elizabeth I’s England, a fourteen-year-old girl who steals a loaf of bread is sentenced to be a sin eater, a shunned woman who must assume the sins of the dead, and becomes drawn into a dangerous mystery at the heart of a corrupt and violent court.
The Persuasion by Iris Johanson: Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane, safe at any cost. Because Jane’s talent as an artist has brought her to the attention of a madman. As the two come face-to-face with danger, one thing is made clear: it will take both of them working together to confront and defeat this evil.
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