New Releases 6.11.13
The summer may be a time for big budget movie blockbusters, but there’s also some great reads hitting the shelves. Here are our picks for the best of the week.
It’s the 1880s, a time when few are married for love. Tiffany Warren is sent out west to meet her estranged father—and to marry his long standing rival’s eldest son in a bid to finally put an end to their family feud. Disguising herself as a housekeeper, Tiffany intends to live with her father to try to get to know him and her new husband before revealing her true self. But her plot soon goes awry and she finds herself stolen by her new husband’s family! Now she’s trying to avoid the advances of her intended—a handsome charmer determined to get his woman.
While the nation was transfixed by the astronauts of America’s Mercury Seven, the story of their supportive wives was just as engrossing. Thrust into the glare of celebrity, the women banded together as the Astronaut Wives Club and have remained friends for more than 50 years. From tea with the Kennedy’s to glam society parties to the race to land a man on the Moon, these women had a unique, first-hand view to history.
Meeting the right partner, getting married, and cohabitating are often topics of discussion with our fellow Shelf Pleasurers. So The Engagements will definitely be landing a spot on our nightstands. This novel explores love and marriage—those who marry for love, those who marry for partnership and those who are happy without the piece of paper. Spanning close to 100 years and telling the story behind four different marriages, The Engagements also goes behind the popular line, “A diamond is forever.”
The tag line to this book sums it up well: Sometimes what you want in your twenties isn’t what you want or need in your forties. After her husband loses his job, Lucy Lovett must leave behind her nice life in London and move her family to a tiny apartment in New York City. Her resentfulness soon transitions into a love affair with the city and her new friends. This charming and witty tale will appeal to all of us who realize that growing up or starting over might be the best thing yet.
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