Over at the Broke and the Bookish, the Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Books you picked up on a whim,” but I’m twisting that slightly to feature new and forthcoming books that fit into my Reading New England challenge. Suddenly, there seem to be tons of fantastic New England books coming out, and I want to read them all! I might not have noticed them if not for the challenge, so that’s sort of a whim, right?
As a special bonus, I’m pleased to announce that I’m able to offer a giveaway (US-only) of this month’s release, The Children by Ann Leary. Many thanks to the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for their generosity. It sounds like a great read, and I hope you all will be as excited about it as I am. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the entry widget, and good luck!
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (March) – A YA mystery that has teenage descendants of Holmes and Watson meeting each other in a Connecticut prep school.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee (March) – A sad but powerful tale of grief and healing, centered around two young sisters in Vermont.
Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell (April) – First in a series of historical mysteries in which a Quaker midwife attends births — and encounters deadly secrets — in a Massachusetts mill town.
The Children by Ann Leary (May) – As a wedding draws near in a wealthy, unconventional Connecticut family, hidden resentments and unfortunate truths come to the surface. Enter the giveaway below!
Here’s to Us by Elin Hildebrand (June) – Three women gather in a Nantucket cottage after the death of the man they all loved.
The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard (June) – In the literary society of 1850s New England, authors Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne develop a remarkable bond.
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren (June) – A searing examination of how the institution of slavery was woven into the origins of our nation — north as well as south.
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon (July) – The entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, both mother to one extraordinary girl.
Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter (August) – Third in the popular “Jackaby” series of YA supernatural mysteries, set in nineteenth century New England.