The Stolen Marriage by Diana Chamberlain | October 3, 2017
I. Love. Diane Chamberlain. The Silent Sister and Pretending to Dance both broke me and I’ve been slowly working my way through her backlist. You know those authors who seem to write for you? The ones who seem to make it their mission in life to stomp all over your heart? YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE, CHAMBERLAIN. The Stolen Marriage takes place during WWII um yeah, that alone has my name ALL over it. The South is full of racial tension, a polio epidemic is tearing through the country, and a young woman in a loveless marriage finds comfort in caring for patients at the local hospital (while going against her husband’s wishes, of course). October can’t come soon enough!!
Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow | November 14th 2017
This slim, not even 200-page novel sounds heartbreaking. The Alaskan wilderness. A man who died while climbing the highest mountain in North America. His young daughter who refuses to believe her expert hiker of a dad died and decides to go off and rescue him. Normally I shy away from weepy daddy/daughter stories (ahem, looking at you again, Diane Chamberlain), but this one sounds lovely and beautiful and sad and I need it in my life.
The Address by Fiona Davis | August 1st 2017
If there’s one thing I love even more than straight up historical fiction, it’s novels that incorporate both a past and present storyline. When the architect of the grandest New York apartment house offers Sara a position, her world is turned upside-down. It’s 1884 and Sara is eking out a living as a housekeeper in London. The opportunity to move to America is more than she ever hoped for. A century later, former party turn-turned-interior designer is fresh out of rehab and absolutely broke. When her cousin (set to inherit a ridiculous fortune) asks Bailey to renovate her lush apartment, Bailey leaps at the chance. Bouncing back and forth, The Address follows two women and the murder that ties them together.