Jane Jorgenson

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The Heir Affair

Angst-filled and bittersweet (sometimes verging a bit more toward the bitter), this engrossing, emotional read sometimes suffers under the weight of Nick and Bex’s (and Freddie’s) unhappiness, yet also expertly immerses readers in the reality of what it means to be married to the heir to the throne. [See Prepub Alert, 12/9/19.]
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Space Station Down

“Grand Tour” series author Bova and Kill Zone coauthor (with Kevin J. Anderson) Beason join forces on a tense, claustrophobic, space-bound thriller that while thin on characterization, particularly in regards to the villains, is just plausible enough to keep readers on edge and compulsively turning the pages.
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Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes

Though the characterizations sometimes come a little too close to caricature, West has expertly captured the high school culture of today in a novel that is at times cringe-worthy and eventually hopeful. Readers of Amy Poeppel’s Small Admissions and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies will want this one.

Best Pop Fiction 2019

Secret Service

Bradby’s journalistic and screenwriting background is fully evident, as the story is well researched, compellingly complicated, and perfectly paced. Fans of Stella Rimington and Olen Steinhauer will love this offering. [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/19.]
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Ivory Apples

The cheery red cover belies the dark, sometimes bleak story contained within. While the writing is beautiful, the story is uneven and told in fits and starts. For true fans of the author.
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In at the Deep End

Touted as a “Bridget Jones for 2019,” this might be more aptly compared to the television show Girls with its combination of humor and a frank exploration of contemporary sexuality. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]
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The Golden Hour

Lulu and Elfriede's stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams's deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
PREMIUM

The Golden Hour

Lulu and Elfriede’s stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams’s deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]

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