Calling all book lovers and you, my book-loving friends! Again, I have compiled a list of upcoming novels that have piqued my interest and are stylin’ so fabulously with their cover candy! Some of these books I am anxiously awaiting and others merely caught my eye because of their cover design. Check out the covers and
most of their respective synopsis below (plus I’ve added most of the synopsis to the prior parts 1 and 2 of this series), and then, let me know which you are looking forward to reading or which covers you like best… or drop a line about just anything! Have fun checking out these 2013 books! I know I did.
- Simplistic and pretty is this cover. Love the coloring of the sunset in the background. After being swept away with book one, book two holds my interest.
Synopsis: Rosemary Cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been in Amy Lang’s family for generations and offers her a haven within its peaceful walls. There she hopes to discover what really happened to her brother, Ben, even as she tries to come to grips with his death in the ocean months before.
She hopes the Coast Guard team will help her find closure, but they are quick to dismiss her concerns of foul play. Everyone in Hope Beach regards the suspicious e-mail she received as a vicious prank. When it seems discovering what happened to Ben will take longer than she expected, Amy moves her midwifery practice to Hope Beach.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland may hold the key to many of her questions, but he also hides a secret that will change her world forever. And her own secrets could tear apart the fragile love developing between them. Will Amy have the courage to put down her mask and let Curtis love her for who she is? And can they both weather the danger that threatens to destroy the most precious thing in their lives?
- Again, I am assure what I think of Dacus as an author. I am not overly fond of her romantic comedies but am excited to give her writing another chance with this new historical series set during the Great Exhibition Call it nostalgic over a love of the movies I’ve seen about Queen Victoria.
Synopsis: At twenty-seven years old, Kate has the stigma of being passed over by eligible men many times and that was before she had no dowry. Christopher would like nothing better than to make his own way in the world; and with a law degree and expertise in the burgeoning railroad industry, he was primed to do just that in America.
Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate and Christopher find matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, their attentions stray to a gardener and a governess.
While Christopher has options that would enable him to lay his affections where he chooses, he cannot let the burden of their family’s finances crush his sister. Trying to push her feelings for the handsome but not wealthy gardener aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a wealthy viscount shows interest in her. But is marrying for the financial security of her family the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?
- Lynette Eason tells a wonderful, spellbinding suspense tale, which is why I cannot wait to read what is presumably her last novel in the “deadly reunions” series. So glad to know it’s going to wrap up so much about the story as a whole and that it’s about (hopefully) Jillian!
Synopsis: Investigative reporter Jillian Carter knows it’s time to put the past to rest. She’s tired of looking over her shoulder, letting a killer go free. She’s no longer the scared kid who changed her name and disappeared. Now, no matter what the cost, Jillian must do what she is trained to do-ferret out the truth and expose it. Senator Frank Hoffman committed murder ten years ago-and Jillian watched it happen. Didn’t she?
Not even the enigmatic and attractive Colton Brady, her ex-boyfriend and nephew of the killer, will be able to make her leave this alone. Get ready for the spine-tingling, nail-biting conclusion to an explosive series.
- YAY! A new novel by Alex Flinn. Cannot wait to get this one – love the pretty design even if it does reflect nearly all of her re-told fairy-tales. The gently falling snow is a stunner! There’s no synopsis for it yet, but… we can all guess what it’s about, right!?
- This one I like… but don’t love. The red is a fabulous contrast to the yellowed, “sunny” tones from the lighting and the porch. It almost looks like this might not be the final design. For me, even not knowing what the story is about, the concept seems to capture the story if the title is telling.
In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest.
Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate’s friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens, collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?
- After reading my first novel by Denise this past autumn, I am ticked pink to begin her new series. Isn’t this cover adorbs? Love the colors and the photography.
Synopsis: Since losing her twin, Michael, in a drowning incident, Madison has rejected the faith he lived by. Instead, she’s devoted her life to fulfilling Michael’s dream—winning the River Sail Regatta in their small Indiana town, Chapel Springs.
As she trains for the regatta, Beckett O’Reilly is teaching Madison to swim. But he’s keeping a painful secret from her—and as they grow closer, that secret threatens to upend their lives . . . and the lives of both their families.
- I am not endorsing this novel or author because I know nothing about it but… isn’t it a pretty design? Love the purple and close up shot of the model’s face. Somehow it just works!
- Other than connecting that Nelson wrote the novel, The Waltz, I know nothing about Nelson’s works or prose but this cover caught my eye. It seems to go well with the plot of the story.
Synopsis: When the girl he hated in high school suddenly reenters his life, little son in tow, and asks for his help, Turner Caldwell must put the past behind him if they are to survive.
- Don’t know much about this book but am curious what Lorna’s next series is about!
Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list doesn’t include following rules. So when she is forced to apply for a job as a telephone switchboard operator to support her two sisters, she knows it won’t be easy. “Hello Girls” must conduct themselves according to strict-and often bewildering-rules. No talking to the other girls. No chatting with callers. No blowing your nose without first raising your hand. And absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training.
Meanwhile, young lawyer Lincoln Cole finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to enforce the bank’s eviction of the three Gregory girls from their parents’ home. He tries to soften the blow by supporting them in small ways as they settle into another home. But fiery Hannah refuses his overtures and insists on paying back every cent of his charity.
When one of Hannah’s friends finds himself on the wrong side of a jail cell, Hannah is forced to look to Lincoln for help. Will it be her chance to return to her dreams of studying law? And could she be falling in love?
CANNOT. WAIT. What more can be said about this flirty, colorful cover from comedy-writer-queen Janice Thompson? Love it soooo
Synopsis: Scarlet Lindsey’s aunt Wilhelmina may be Texas’s most popular cake baker extraordinaire, but she’s also getting on in years. When Scarlet decides to take on the role of cake decorator at her cranky aunt’s bidding, it’s just the beginning of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that will lead her to compete in a cake challenge on national television-and might even lead her to finding true love.
- In a dark, tragic way, this cover is stunning. Again, I am unfamiliar with Liz Tolsma’s name but it sounds like a great historical read for anyone who is fascinated by this time period.
Synopsis: In the twilight of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, the Germans have taken everything Cornelia had to give, even what was most precious to her. Now Gerrit Laninga—a man who puts God and country above all else—arrives at her house, needing help. She is terrified for herself and terrified for her family, but most of all, terrified of the pain she might feel again if she allows herself to love Gerrit. Her hope is to be free from her paralyzing fear.
Gerrit is a known and hunted Dutch Resistance member. When he comes to Cornelia’s home for shelter, he’s drawn to her strength and kindness. When he asks her to contact the local Resistance on his behalf, she refuses. Gerrit is determined to find a way to continue his underground work without putting Cornelia or her family in harm’s way.
When things start to unravel and Gerrit’s life depends on her actions, she must summon her courage and learn to depend on the perfect love that drives out all fear. But will her new love be snatched away before it has a chance to bloom?