Don’t miss these new releases for September 2013!
September means back to school, changing leaves, football and cooler temperatures. Lucky for us there are several hot new books coming out this month to keep us warm and cozy as we mourn the passing of another summer. These are some of September’s highlights.
The Good Wife by Jane Porter – September 3, 2013. This book is the final installment in the Brennan Sisters trilogy, which I’ve really enjoyed. I’m a huge Jane Porter fan. The Good Wife is Sarah’s story. Sarah is the baby of the Brennan family and she’s married to a professional baseball player who had an affair. As we learned in the earlier installments, Sarah stuck it out, but their marriage is strained. The book asks the question, “Is it possible to love someone too much?” Can Sarah finally let go of the past, or is it time to leave her husband and start over? I’m hoping that in addition to Sarah’s story, we’ll get lots of updates on the rest of the Brennan family!
Coming Clean by Sue Margolis – September 3, 2013. This is the story of Sophie, who is tired of cleaning up after her husband Greg – literally. After Sophie leaves him, Greg has no trouble bouncing back. Sophie however, finds herself facing all kinds of uncertainties at home and at work. When she begins to lose her heart to an old high school crush, Sophie realizes that shiny and new isn’t always best. Her journey of self-acceptance leads her to a place she least expects.
You Knew Me When by Emily Liebert – September 3, 2013. A friendship that’s gone wrong is the premise of this fiction debut. Katherine and Laney were best friends, but something happened long ago that severed their friendship and sent them both on unexpected paths. When Katherine and Laney receive a shared inheritance from a neighbor, they’re forced to confront their past. Will the bonds of friendship and sisterhood bring them back together or are some wounds too deep to mend? Early buzz on this one is good!
New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal – September 10, 2013. This is a modern day take on the rags-to-riches story. Savannah Morgan has no direction, no plan and still lives at home with her mother in South Carolina. Then she discovers that her father, a man she never knew, has passed away. Surprise, surprise, he was a billionaire media mogul who left her a fortune. Of course, there’s a catch. To claim her inheritance, Savannah must move to Manhattan and work for his global news corporations – alongside her half siblings, who are none too happy about her existence! Life in the big city is rife with sibling rivalry, corporate treachery and a complicated love life. Can’t wait to read this one.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks – September 17, 2013. I was torn about whether or not to include this one, as there could be some debate as to whether Sparks is considered Chick Lit (and I’m sure he’d say NO), but the storyline sounds intriguing and it’s a bit reminiscent of The Notebook. The movie version is already in the works, with a release date of Valentine’s Day weekend 2015. The book interweaves two stories. One is the love story of a 90 year old man and his deceased wife, which is told in flashbacks. The second involves a modern-day bull rider and a young woman, who are falling in love. When the lives of these four people converge, expect lots of Nicolas Sparks drama and, of course, tears.
Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves – September 17, 2013. This is the much anticipated sophomore book from last year’s Indy princess and author of On the Island. The cover is beautiful and the early reviews have me very excited. The book’s description starts with “What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?” Doesn’t get much more complicated than that. One night a local police officer, Daniel, pulls over the married (but lonely) Claire for a traffic violation. Before long, Claire is freelancing for the police department, where she and Daniel end up spending a great deal of time together. Soon, they find themselves in way over their heads. Will they cross the forbidden line?
The Partner Track by Helen Wan – September 17, 2013. This debut novel is full of drama relating to issues of class, race and sexual politics. Ingrid Yung is an Asian-American woman trying to make partner at a prestigious “boys’ club” law firm in Manhattan. An “incident” at the firm’s summer outing spurs the creation of a “Diversity Initiative.” Guess who they delegate to spearhead the effort? You guessed it. Not cool. This takes precious time away from the huge case Ingrid’s working on, one that will secure her partnership. Soon she finds herself at odds with her colleagues, including the firm’s Golden Boy, who just happens to be her boyfriend. This one sounds awesome!