There’s still time to squeeze in one last book before summer comes to an end. Why not grab the kids and go relax on your backyard hammock while delving into one of our top recommendations for August. All of these hot titles are available in more than one platform, so whether you want to read, listen, or download a story, we’ve got you covered. If you like what you’ve read, don’t forget to stop by these authors' websites for more suggested reading as well as information about author alerts and upcoming book signings.
We have been loving the release of the new book Madame Picasso by Anne Girard. This honest and powerful story illuminates the untold story of the powerful woman behind one of the most famous men in history. An instant page-turner, this book follows the world of the focal character, Eva Gouel, an ambitious character who moves to Paris and discovers work as a costumer at Moulin Rouge. She meets the artist Pablo Picasso who gets drawn into his world as we follow along through the salon of Gertrude Stein to the glamorous Moulin Rouge and inside the studio and heart of history’s most influential artist. It is also incredible to read a book about such a strong heroine as we recount her journey and the historical significance presented by Girard.
If you like sexy spy stories, you should check out Lethal Bond (Jamie Bond Mysteries #3)by Gemma Halliday and Jennifer Fischetto. In the third installment of this highly popular series which combines fashionable agents, intrigue, and humor, Jamie discovers her on-again, off-again boyfriend Assistant District Attorney Aiden Prince may be involved in a corruption scandal. As if that isn’t stressful enough, her best friend Danny is interested in taking their platonic relationship to the next level and then her dad decides to go missing. A light mystery with plenty of spice, we guarantee you’ll want to read more by this New York Times best-selling author.
Interested in a feel-good book about starting over? Go ahead and pick up Signed, Sealed, Delivered (The Ladies Who Lunch) by Sandy James. Juliana Kelley is stuck in a rut having taught school for thirteen years. Thinking she might want to try her hand at something new, she attends a real estate seminar where she meets Connor Wilson. Their chance encounter turns into a one night stand which changes their lives forever. When the two decide to partner together in business, their relationship is put to the test. This second installment in this delightful series delivers a romp of a read.
Palmetto Moon: A Lowcountry Novel by Kim Boykin is our top pick for those readers who would like to escape to the south. Set in Charleston, SC in 1947, it’s the unforgettable story of debutante Vada Hadley who leaves behind her high society life in order to follow her own heart. Rather than marry a man she doesn’t love, Vada escapes to Round O, SC where she begins anew as an ordinary woman with no privileges. When an old friend in trouble needs Vada’s help, she is forced to choose between the past and the present. A touching story that will soothe your soul, this book is one not to miss.
Looking for an addictive read? Then escape to The Colorado Mountain Series by Kristen Ashley. Her latest releaseBreathecenters on Faye Goodnight, a demure librarian who just might be the town’s last virgin. Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, the hot cop in Carnal, for many years but she is convinced he is out of her league. When a chance meeting in the woods brings these two face-to-face, their separate lives soon entwine. Yet will Chace’s dark past get in the way of their future? This delicious love story has all the ingredients of a fun summertime read.
Mad as Helen: A River Road Mystery by Susan McBride is the second installment of this popular new series. Trouble is brewing in River Bend, Illinois when a string of burglaries hits the town and Sheriff Biddle can’t figure out who is to blame. When psychotherapist Grace Simpson is found dead on her bedroom floor, all clues lead to Helen Evans’ granddaughter Nancy as the likely suspect. As the evidence begins to mount, it’s up to super sleuth Helen to help clear her beloved granddaughter’s name. Mark your calendar for the end of September when the next book in the series Not a Chance in Helen is scheduled to be released.
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