I hope the best new book releases: Jun 27 leave you as excited as they leave me. This week our feature books revolve a lot around the character’s choices and the consequences of their actions. Four of the five book this week discusses consequences, two of those chick-lit, one historical fiction, one thriller, and one contemporary fiction.
The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray s is the story of the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Initially brought together because of their shared belief in women’s rights and education, Eleanor and Mary become fast friends who confide in each other’s secrets, encourage their hopes, and hold each other’s hands through tragedy and triumph.
When Roosevelt was elected President, the two women began to collaborate closely, which led to Eleanor finding out about her husband’s secret love affair. Eleanor became a controversial First Lady because of her outspokenness. When she began to receive threats, mainly for being associated with Mary, she decided to fight to get justice and equality.
Lilah and Shane are playing characters in a TV show, and their characters are madly in love until Lilah unexpectedly quits the show because of Shane. When she decides to come back, fate forces Lilah and Shane to get closer than ever, and they might get blindsided by one final twist if they aren’t careful.
Cassie Peters left her hectic and secretive life in New York City for her hometown of Mammoth Lakes, California. There, she begins working in Yosemite Search and Rescue, and a case from decades past begins to haunt her.
She begins to fall into old patterns and ssociating with seasonal workers and young adventurers. These people lead her to a girl named Petal and Jada, both women who aid in Cassie’s past catching up to her, and the shocking consequences are far beyond what any of them could have imagined.
In June 1946, a glamorous new figure moved into the guest cottage in Summerly, a wealthy seaside estate. Olive Rainsford traveled the world, married fascinating men, and involved herself in politics, she has a strange connection with Emilia Winthrop.
In time, Emelia develops a deep rapport with Olive, and in 1954, eight years later, Summerly is boarded up, and Emelia has to rebuild her shattered life. Summoned to the CIA headquarters, Emelia has to speak for her actions over the past several summers and see if she can receive redemption from the community and Olive’s family.
Friends Madeline, Sophie, and Lauren drink a little too much one night and get the crazy idea to build an app that monetizes the mental load of being a wife. Everything that the role entails is put on the line while also (probably) getting revenge on their husbands.
The three ladies land in New York City for their fast-growing startup, but before long, life intervenes, and the consequences are more significant than any of the three could have expected. The Wife App by Carolyn Macler is a book on modern marriage and celebrating female friendship.
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