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6 Books to read while you wait for this summer's new releases

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In the meantime, keep your nose in a book

The amount of time you have to wait until an author's new book comes out can be unbearable. Pass some time by reading these novels.
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1

While you wait for Love and Other Foreign Words,
read I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
by Erin McCahan

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan

With arguing grandparents, an image-obsessed mother, a distant stepfather and a brother who thinks he's Jesus, it's no surprise that Bronwen Oliver has always wanted a different family. Cue Jared Sondervan, who is cute, sweet, funny and has the family that Bronwen has always desired. Bronwen falls head over heels and is more than willing to accept his marriage proposal. But the closer the wedding date gets, the more Bronwen starts to question if marriage really is the right decision.

Erin McCahan revisits the trials and tribulations of teenage love in Love and Other Foreign Words (out May 1).

2

While you wait for The One & Only,
read Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Tessa Russo has decided to give up her career to focus on caring for her two children and pediatric surgeon husband, despite her mother's warnings. Valerie Anderson is a single mother and attorney who has given up on romance. While both women have almost nothing in common, a tragic accident will bring them together in ways they never expected.

Beloved and best-selling author, Emily Giffin, returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty in The One & Only (out May 20).

3

While you wait for After I Do, read
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Elsie Porter meets Ben Ross on a dreary New Year's Day. Their chemistry is instant, and within two weeks, the couple is hopelessly in love. In May, they elope, but the fairy tale ends nine days later when Ben is hit by a truck while riding his bike and killed. Now, Elsie is forced to cope with Susan, the mother-in-law who didn't even know she existed.

Taylor Jenkins Reid tackles tough marriage and relationship issues in After I Do (out July 1).

4

While you wait for All Fall Down,
read The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

Ruth Saunders is only 3 years old when she survives the car crash that kills her parents. Through years of surgeries, Ruth's grandmother is there to take care of her and tell her she's still beautiful even with the scars. Ruth moves to Hollywood with her grandmother to pursue a writing career and, after a few years, gets her big break. But in the end, Ruth's big break may end up breaking her.

New York Times Best-Selling author, Jennifer Weiner, returns with another empowering story in All Fall Down (out June 17).

5

While you wait for The Witch of Belladonna Bay,
read The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri

The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri

After becoming pregnant, Eleanor Amore is called back home to the Bronx and her estranged family by "The Site," which the family shares. The last time Eleanor was home, she was 10. Everyone remembers that time, except Eleanor. With the help of her childhood sweetheart, Eleanor will struggle to unlock the secrets of her past that keep coming back to her in flashes. But will the secrets she learns about her magical family heal or forever shatter the Amore clan?

Suzanne Palmieri enchants readers and puts them under her spell once again in The Witch of Belladonna Bay (out May 13).

6

While you wait for The Matchmaker,
read Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

The Carmichaels and the Grahams are in Nantucket for a wedding. The wedding plans are being coordinated based on the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left a notebook detailing every aspect of her daughter's nuptials. Everything should be perfect, but in reality, things are anything but. Faith and relationships will be tested as the wedding day grows closer each day.

Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand revisits the power of love in The Matchmaker (out June 10).

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