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The Unicorn Woman

Jones (The Birdcatcher) rambles somewhat aimlessly, like Buddy, offering a character that should have been more compelling and a story that plods along.

Becoming Madam Secretary

Dray (The Women of Chateau Lafayette) introduces readers to this real-life trailblazing woman who is the mother of Social Security and became the first woman appointed to a United States presidential cabinet. A fictionalized portrayal of a phenomenal woman who has largely been lost to history.

A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself

Howe (The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs) has created a suspenseful, swashbuckling adventure filled with fiendish characters and historic detail.

The Spectacular

Davis shares memorable facts about the Rockettes and Marion’s struggle to balance 1950s society’s expectations of what it means to be a woman with her desire to break free. Fans of Davis’s previous books will be enthralled.

The Twyford Code

Hallett (The Appeal) creates a unique and imaginative mystery utilizing both an unreliable narrator and mainly epistolary format. The tale spins wildly, and readers are never certain regarding the facts. It’s tough going at first but worth sticking with for Smithy.

A Heart Full of Headstones

For the many fans of Rebus and those who enjoy gritty Scottish noir.

No Strangers Here

Known for her cozies, O’Connor (“Home to Ireland” and “Irish Village” series) moves into darker territory here. For fans of Louise Penny.

The Shore

Runde’s debut is a heartbreaking family journey; a summer read that is at once sad, hopeful, frustrating, and ultimately uplifting.

Orphans of the Storm

While much of the first half of the book moves at a glacial pace, once characters are on board the ship, the writing flows and readers will be swept away.


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