There are so many good books releasing this year that I’m having a hard time keeping up! This month I read a lot of books that I had the honor of being on the launch team for.
O Little Town by Amanda Wen, Janyre Tromp, and Deborah Raney
Three Christmas stories from three time periods, each set in the small town—I love the concept for this book! The stories were so unique and each one was really good. This is a great Christmas collection!
The Premonition at Withers Farm by Jaime Jo Wright
From sweet Christmas stories to a terrifying thrill ride…what can I say? I was widely varying taste in books.
This book was a terrifying thrill ride! The Premonition at Withers Farm perfectly tied together two murder mysteries—one from the early 1900’s and one from modern day. Both are so creepy and so fascinating! A couple of key things I really loved about this book: (1) It features a married main character, something I love seeing in fiction! (2) One main character deals with depression, which is handled in such a grace-filled way.
The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
The Bookshop of Secrets tackles the tough topics of trauma survivors and PTSD in a very hopeful and grace filled way. While the author doesn’t sugar coat the effects of trauma, she gives hope that survivors can find healing from their past pain. The characters in the book are so easy to love, and the setting of a small town bookshop is perfect. I love the added mystery the main characters work through. I also loved seeing characters with a diversity of special needs featured as major characters. This is a great read! I look forward to seeing more from both this author and this publisher. This is the second book I’ve read from the new Harlequin Love Inspired Trade line, and I have definitely found another publisher to add to my favorites list!
The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephania H. McGee
What a great book by a new-to-me author! I love the unique historical setting of The Secrets of Emberwild, and I saw a lot of myself (when I was younger) in the main character, Nora, who’s is more at home in the barn with her beloved horses than anywhere else. But when Nora’s dad dies and mysteries about the family farm come to light, can Nora still make her dreams a reality? I look forward to reading more from this author!
(Note: I did receive copies of each of these books for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.)
What have you been reading lately? Have you read any of these?