The Cactus [Park Row Books] is the delightful story of one woman’s unconventional journey to motherhood when she finds out that she’s pregnant—at the age of 45. We’re also proud to announce that it’s Reese Witherspoon’s latest Book Club Selection! HUGE CONGRATS to author Sarah Haywood! Find out more about the book club and get in on the reading fun here!
Meet Alaine Beauparlant: she’s a whip-smart aspiring journalist whose revenge-against-the-mean-girls prank goes very awry, and she is sent to live with her posh aunt in her family’s native Haiti to do volunteer work as penance. There, she will uncover family secrets that may or may not be related to a family curse, navigate her fraught (and heartbreaking) relationship with her brilliant journalist mother, and ultimately come to embrace her beautifully (read more…)
Raise a glass of Charleston Light Dragoon Punch to author Deb Spera, whose debut Call Your Daughter Home [June 11, Park Row Books] was voted by librarians across the country as one of their ten favorite books pubbing in June! And if you haven’t read the book yet, good news–it’s still available for request on Netgalley for your previewing pleasure! And not to brag, but look at all the… Praise (read more…)
It’s no secret that we adore Robyn Carr around here. Who else can use humor and enormous heart to tackle a story about why unhappily married people stay together, and the courage it might take to walk away? So we’re thrilled with her starred review from Library Journal, which says of The View From Alameda Island [MIRA Books]: “Brimming with insight, tender sensuality, sympathetic characters, and family anxiety, this story (read more…)
Susan Mallery, arguably the queen of beach reads, delivers once again with a book that Library Journal calls “a breath of fresh air for romantics” (starred review). Don’t miss The Summer of Sunshine and Margot [HQN, June 11] about twin sisters who, with the help of an ensemble cast that includes an aging Hollywood icon, will turn their family’s disastrous luck in love into destiny. Available to preview on Netgalley! (read more…)