The end of February got away from us here at the store and I forgot to get this post up! I had it all ready to go I missed last Tuesday to get it to you all. Most of the books I am looking forward to this month are historical fiction, which I enjoy but don't tend to read often enough.
The only one that I have this month that is not historical is: The Secret Recipe For Moving On by Karen Bishcher.
This book comes out on March 23rd. This books centers around main character Ellie Agresti, who expects that the Home Economics class she takes is an easy A. But nothing goes quite to plan when her boyfriend dumps her and her soufflé falls. Stuck in the class with her ex and his new girlfriend, she is now partnered with the 4 biggest misfits at the school. Over the semester she learns to overcome some long time insecurities, makes friends with unexpected people, and sparks may even fly with the last guy she expects.
This books was mentioned in most anticipated for the year. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn comes out on March 9th. The centers around 3 women who worked together during World War 2 who are drawn back together 7 years later for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. They must now solve crack one last code to not only solve the current problem but may also shed light on the secrets that tore them apart years prior.
This title is a YA Historical Fiction that is inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price comes out on March 9th. This twist on the original story still centers around a young Lizzie Bennet who wants to be a lawyer like her father but it is not the career for a young lady in her time. To prove her skills, she must help solve a murder. This is where she comes head to head with Fitzwilliam Darcy, the lawyer for the accused. Determined to solve the murder, Lizzie searches for clues and makes connections, but some of these connections are not as they seem. Soon the two foes must learn how to work together to solve this crime and avoid becoming victims themselves. ** I received an ARC of this titles for review**
This books spans the lives of 3 different women over 3 different times but tied to the same place. The Women of Chateau LaFayette by Stephanie Dray comes out March 30th.
We first visit the founding mother, Adrienne LaFayette, in 1774 where she helps her husband in the fight for American independence. But when their ideas help to spark the French Revolution she must chose between the guillotine and the one she loves, or risking her life for her legacy. 140 years later, Beatrice Chanler, New York socialite is a force of nature who is daunted by nothing. But after she sees the damage done to France, she will do whatever she can to convince America to join the fight for what is right. In 1940, Marthe Simone, a school-teacher and artist who wants to avoid the war is forced to acknowledge the Nazi Occupation as it transforms daily life. New information comes to light and she is now left to figure out who she is and who she is willing to become. Each of these ladies are different but they have to make choices that will define their own futures and futures to come.
These last two books came into the world this last Tuesday but I did still wanted to bring them to your attention.
The Conductors by Nicole Glover is a debut fantasy novel that draws inspiration from the magic and mystery of the Dresden Files and the sensibility and the history of Kindred. Main character Hetty Rhodes is a magic-user and a former conductor of the Underground Railroad. Hetty was responsible for ushering dozens of people north during the war. Now, she and her husband help solve crimes in Philadelphia that the authorities won't touch. When they find the body of a friend in an alley, there quest for answers brings up more questions and makes the face the ugly truths all around, even from those closest to them.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner is told in both past and the present. This is the story of a hidden apothecary in 1791 who is on a mission to help free women trapped who need to free themselves from the men in their lives. But a new friendship puts the lives of those she has helped at risk.
"Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register."
In present-day, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone after discovering her husbands infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, her investigation leads her to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.
Let me know if you have heard or are interested in any of these titles. They are available through our Bookshop or we can order and have a new copy in store for you as well.
Hope you enjoy some great reads this month! Happy Reading, Marissa