Ten new/forthcoming New England books (with giveaway!)

Posted May 17, 2016 by Lory in giveaways, lists / 14 Comments


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!



StudyCharlotte   MaybeFox   DeliveringTruth   Children   HeresToUs

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.

Whale   NewEnglandBound   LucyPear   GhostlyEchoes   EvilWizardSmallbone

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.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (September) – A middle grade fantasy set in a “perfect” Maine village that turns out to be even more magical than it seems.
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14 responses to “Ten new/forthcoming New England books (with giveaway!)

  1. With a whale on the cover, and about two writers in history, I will have to check out The Whale: A Love Story for sure!

  2. I hope you are able to read some/if not all of these new releases. I have a few books I read for challenges on my whim list too – I think challenges can really help you to try something new/different.

  3. I’m excited there’s a third Jackaby book coming out; they’re fun reads. I also want to give A Study in Charlotte a try. Thanks for adding to my reading list. 🙂

    • I haven’t started the Jackaby series yet but I really want to. Your review was one of the things that got me interested.

  4. Kara S

    My love of the state of Massachusetts nurtures a healthy interest in books with that setting, so I read a fair share of New England narratives. I like the stories better for it. 🙂

  5. There are 6 books on this list that I now want to read! Thanks for letting me know about them. I just started reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition, thinking it might qualify for your NE challenge, but I think it might all take place too far south. Well, I’ll pick one of these new ones to make up for it. 😉

    • Sounds great, TJ. I’ll see how many of these I can get to by the end of the year myself.

  6. That is awesome, so many books in so short a time. Here’s hoping you get to a good number of them 🙂 Most intrigued by the summary of leaving Lucy Pear and the cover of The Evil Wizard Smallbone.

    • Love that Evil Wizard cover! I’ve gotten a sneak peek at the contents, and they’re pretty good too.

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my forthcoming novel, Lory! I hope you and your readers enjoy it. All best, Anna Solomon