My summer reading list consists of some highly anticipated books by many of my favorite authors. It is a mix of chick lit, mysteries and historical fiction. I foresee many days ahead, losing myself in one of these books, maybe sitting outside on my patio with a glass of wine nearby, or maybe relaxing on a lounge chair at the pool. There is just something special about the combination of a quiet summer day and a good book :-)
First, the book I have been anticipating for so long, by my favorite author, will be available June 10th. Written In My Own Heart's Blood is the continuation of Jamie and Claire Fraser's story and will pick up in the midst of the American Revolution. This is the 8th book in the series and each one has effectively moved the story along, weaving both the past and present together, seamlessly. I have never been dissapointed in one of these books.
All Fall Down, by Jennifer Weiner will be released on June 17th and promises to be filled with emotion and strong, but flawed characters, like her other books. Another favorite by this author is In Her Shoes.
Another favorite author, JoJo Moyes, has a new book available July 1st and I have enjoyed reading all of her previous books. She is the kind of author who made me fall in love with her bestsellers (especially Me Before You), but also had me searching to find some of her early, less popular books to read.
The Book of Life, the third book in the All Souls Triolgy will be available July 15th. This is the story of Diana Bishop, a scholarly witch and her relationship with a handsome vampire. The historical detail, as they move from present day to the past and the description of the historical figures they encounter is both interesting and intriguing.
Intrepid British spy, Maggie Hope will be back, July 1st in a new book detailing her adventures in World War II. This is the fourth book in the series and Maggie has been involved with intrigue both in England and behind Nazi lines, in Germany. She is new to the spy business, but has an endearing attitude that helps her succeed on her missions.