Read All About It – Look Who Has A New Book Coming Out!
Summer has just begun and I am already working on my 2021 list of books to read. Looks like there is a lot to look forward to in 2021 already! I hope you find something that you must add to your TBR list as well!
The Other Couple by Louise Candlish
Publication Date – 1/5/2021 (US & UK)
When Clare befriends a new young woman at work, she and her partner Jamie are living an affluent but predictable life in an elegant house by the river. With fiftieth birthdays not far away, they are ready for new adventures, and Melia and her boyfriend Kit bring a shot of youthful hedonism to their lives. Soon the couples are growing close, with Kit and Jamie even commuting to work together via riverboat.
But there is an uncomfortable difference between them: Melia and Kit are deep in debt and obsessed with their struggle to afford the life they feel they deserve–the very life Clare and Jamie seem to be living. Envy and desire simmer dangerously close to the surface.
Then, one morning, Kit doesn’t show up at the ferry. When a witness reports that Jamie argued with him the previous night, he becomes the prime suspect in Kit’s disappearance. Suddenly, both couples’ secrets are spilling out–and a different, darker version of their friendship is shockingly exposed.
Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #2) by Angie Thomas
Publication Date – 1/12/2021 (US & UK)
If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.
Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.
Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.
Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor
Publication Date – 1/26/2021 (US) & 1/21/2021 (UK)
Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And two months ago, the vicar of the local parish killed himself.
Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent with a fourteen-year-old daughter and a heavy conscience, arrives in the village hoping to make a fresh start and find some peace. Instead, Jack finds a town mired in secrecy and a strange welcome package: an old exorcism kit and a note quoting scripture. “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.”
The more Jack and daughter Flo get acquainted with the town and its strange denizens, the deeper they are drawn into their rifts, mysteries, and suspicions. And when Flo is troubled by strange sightings in the old chapel, it becomes apparent that there are ghosts here that refuse to be laid to rest.
But uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village’s bloody past, and no one trusts an outsider.
The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
Publication Date – 1/26/2021 (US & UK)
The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a long cold spell, warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats–leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At just the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard struck without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn’t get lost in the storm?
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
Publication Date – 2/2/2021 (US & UK)
Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin’s silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin’s odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn’t right.
Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved.
The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Publication Date – 4/13/2021 (US & UK)
Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be … dangerous.
When Rose discovers that she cannot fall pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.
Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of unexpected love.
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