November releases I need to get my hands on!

A new month brings new releases that are screaming my name! Inspired by a two-part series I did last year where I highlighted the books of the first and second halves of 2017, this year I’m doing it a little differently. Instead of breaking it down by genre, I’m focusing on each month’s releases I need in my life.

Curious about previous books I featured?
2017
non-fic
sci-fi/fantasy part 1 | sci-fi/fantasy part 2
contemporary part 1 | contemporary part 2
historical fiction part 1 | historical fiction part 2
mystery/suspense part 1 | mystery/suspense part 2

2018
May releases I need to get my hands on!
June releases I need to get my hands on!
August releases I need to get my hands on!
September releases I need to get my hands on!

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb | November 1
On the verge of divorce, Kate heads for the comfort of her parents’ home on Lake Superior. Instead of finding solace, however, Kate discovers a body washed up on the shore. Within the folds of the woman’s vintage dress is an infant. No one seems to be able to identify the woman..except Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams.

The blurb mentions “haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations” and a century-old love story that ended in tragedy. Does this scream my name or what?? (Okay, cheating a little here: I have an ARC of this one, but it sounded way too good to pass up putting it on this list!)

River Bodies by Karen Katchur | November 1
I mentioned this one a few weeks ago in a recently added post. When Matt and I bought our house, Karen’s debut was the first book I read, so she holds a special place in my heart. Even more exciting than a new Karen novel is a new Karen series; River Bodies is the first in the Northampton County series. If you like mysteries, you are seriously going to want to check this one out!

A body has just been discovered outside a small Pennsylvanian town. The crime shockingly similar to a two decade-old cold case. Though the detective is desperate to connect the two murders, there’s no concrete evidence to link them and the locals certainly aren’t talking.

My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes | November 6
Another ARC I have and one I’ve been devouring these past few days! Practically overnight Quinn Wentworth went from London banker to locked in a prison cell awaiting execution. Unbeknownst to him, he’s just been declared the long lost heir to a dukedom, and offers marriage to a pregnant widow – neither one truly believes they have a chance at a future.

Historical romance with a Cinderella twist? Yes please!

Bringing Down the Colonel by Patricia Miller | November 13
The subtitle is A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the “Powerless” Woman Who Took on Washington and nothing more needs to be said. I am SO ready.

Madeline Pollard was still a teen when she began an affair with a Kentucky congressman, one of the most powerful men in the country. A decade later, in 1893, the pair were finally to be married after a decade-long relationship (and the passing of his wife)…and then he suddenly broke off the engagement and quickly married someone else. Madeleine sued him for breach of promise and over the 5-week trial, every last detail of their affair was made known to the public. And when the trial was over? Madeleine won.

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