The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell, Random House - In 1865, Elsie Bainbridge’s new marriage comes to an end with the sudden death of her husband Rupert. She is pregnant with his child.
Olivia Twist, Lorie Langdon - Lorie Langdon’s new young adult book, “Olivia Twist,” remakes Charles Dickens’ classic “Oliver Twist” and serves up a pleasurable read with countless thrills.
Winter Sisters, Robin Oliveira, Random House - Robin Oliveira’s haunting thriller, “Winter Sisters,” loosely based on a 19th-century historic snowstorm that buried Albany, New York, also shines light on early 20th-Century age-of-consent and sexual-assault laws.
After Nightfall, A. J. Banner, Lake Union - Marissa Parlette and her fiance Nathan Black throw a dinner party to celebrate his fortieth birthday and their engagement, but it becomes an exercise in awkwardness.
The Intermission, Elyssa Friedland, Penguin - Cass and Jonathan Coyne have it all. A swanky New York City apartment, good friends, and enough wealth to do what they want, when they want.
Book Review: Summer List, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Laura Christie receives a letter out of the blue from an old friend she’d parted from under unpleasant circumstances seventeen years ago.
Book Review: Limelight, Amy Poeppel, Atria Books - Allison Brinkley, who has just moved from Dallas to New York City, gets a dose of big-city driving when she crashes into an unoccupied BMW while retrieving her child at school.
Zero Limit, Jeremy K. Brown, 47North - Caitlin Taggart and her crew mine precious Helium-3 on the surface of the Moon at high risk for low pay.
It's My Party, Jeanette Watson, Turtle Point Press - Jeanette Watson’s memoir, “It’s My Party,” will make your eyes glaze. Alas, it’s like a bad party encounter, when somebody rambles on about riches and “famous” people his or her family has wined and dined.
Reality Wedding, Laura Heffernan, Kensington Publishing - Jen Reid and Justin Taylor, stars of the reality TV show The Fishbowl, met on set and fell in love in spite of all life – and showbiz – could throw at them.