New books for the New Year
MWF Seeking BFF, by Rachel Bertsche
Making friends can be tough as an adult in a new city. Rachel Bertsche was thrilled to move to Chicago to be with her boyfriend, but when she left New York, she also left behind all her friends. In order to rectify the situation, Rachel decides she's going to make a project of finding a new BFF -- 52 girl dates in 52 weeks. Everyone who has ever wondered where to make friends after high school and college will relate to Bertsche's funny and familiar story.
The Bungalow, by Sarah Jio
Set against a backdrop of Bora-Bora during World War II, Jio's second novel explores the freedom and pain that come from following one's heart. Anne Calloway is engaged to a wonderful man, but she doubts whether she really loves him. An adventure in nursing in the South Pacific may just open her eyes and her heart. Be swept away this winter with this romantic story and exotic setting.
The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomon
When being Jewish in Vienna becomes exceptionally hazardous in 1938, Elise Landau leaves her social butterfly life to become a parlor maid at Tyneford in England. This is not the life Elise imagined, but an unexpected friendship will change her life completely. Readers will be caught up in Solomon's drama of war and identity.
Worth the Wait -- Brand New to Paperback
It's Not Really About the Hair, by Tabatha Coffey
Fans of Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover will be thrilled to get insight into the experiences that allowed Tabatha to reclaim her inner bitch. In addition to recounting her life story, Tabatha also offers coaching for readers on how to stand up for themselves and be who they truly are. A must for Bravo fans.
Night Road, by Kristin Hannah
The Farradays have always been a strong family, but suddenly in Mia and Zach's senior year of high school, it no longer seems like their mother Jude can possibly do enough to keep her children safe. Night Road deftly explores motherhood, loss, hope and the way a single action can completely reshape your life.
The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen
Willa Jackson's family used to be one of the grandest in town, but that was many, many years ago. When one of her old classmates, Paxton Osgood renovates the old Jackson family home, she finds more than she expected, and the Jackson family secrets will thrust Willa and Paxton into an unlikely friendship. The Peach Keeper will thrill readers with mystery, friendship and Sarah Addison Allen's special touch of Southern magic.
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