Our SheKnows’ fall book guide is here and we’ve tapped Jen of Devourer of Books, one of our SheKnows Book Club bloggers, for her picks for the hottest books worth your time as the weather cools down. First up, five new fiction novels that range from a stunning family drama to a dystopian take on a classic.
The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
No matter how good life gets for Kyra and David Winter, it is always tinged with fear for their precious son Michael; Nothing ever seems quite safe, nothing ever seems quite right. When Michael goes missing from their backyard, it is as if all their worst fears have come true. Perhaps, though, there is still time to be the family of which they have always dreamed.
The Bottom Line:
If you’re a mom who loves a good family drama and mystery, The Winters in Bloom will keep you up late reading.
Falling Together by Marissa de los Santos
The Bottom Line: Fans of de los Santos’s previous heartfelt novels will rejoice to learn of her new one, and those readers just discovering her with Falling Together will be thrilled to hear that she has a backlist they can devour.
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
“When she woke, she was red,” begins Hillary Jordan’s novel of a woman who has lost not only her place in society, but her faith as well. Hannah Payne has been sentenced to monochroming for the crime of abortion; if she had given birth to a baby out-of-wedlock she would have been compelled to name the child’s father, and she loves the man too much to destroy his personal and public life in that way. Now, though, she must live in this increasingly religious and conservative society with her shame as visible as her bright red skin.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
At her high school graduation in 1920, Frankie Pratt receives a typewriter and a scrapbook. It is Frankie’s dearest dream to become a writer, but she is forced to give up her scholarship to Vassar in order to help her mother. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt tells the story of Frankie’s remarkable life in an illustrated novel, as if through her actual scrapbook itself, complete with beautiful flapper-era ephemera.
The Bottom Line: When you are in the mood for an unforgettable heroine and a visual treat it is time for The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt.