2016 Dani Atkins Fiona Barton Julie Cohen Katy Colins Victoria Van Tiem
January Releases I Am Excited About
New Year, New Books! I still can't believe the year is over but just seeing all the books that are coming, I'm getting more and more excited for the new year. Here are the ones out this month that I am most looking forward:
The Widow by Fiona Barton - January 14th
Blurb: We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.
But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?
Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming.
Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil.
But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.
Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.
Why so excited: I've already read this one and I can tell you, what a thriller! So tense and intriguing. Definitely one to check this month.
Holding Out for a Hero by Victoria Van Tiem - January 14th
Blurb: A funny, bitter-sweet romantic dramedy set to an 80's soundtrack.
The problem with first love is that it never truly dies.
Libby London fell in love in with the 80s, came of age in the 90s, and now, in the 21st Century, she's completely falling apart... Her New York City fashion sensibility is more 'vintage tragedy' than 'retro babe' and might just be what's holding her back in all matters of life and love...
At least that's what her well-meaning friends think. They've staged a #80sIntervention in an effort to bring Libby bang up-to-date. But how do you move forward when the one you love holds you in the past? Between her dreaded birthday party, friend's madcap ambush, and being forced to relocate her Pretty In Pink thrift shop, Libby's nearing the end of the rope... If her therapist isn't quick, it could be a literal one.
Why so excited: I absolutely adored Victoria's debut a couple of years ago and since she announced the title of her new novel, I have been patiently waiting for it and it's finally on my kindle! I can't wait to start it!
Our Song by Dani Atkins - January 16th
Blurb: This is the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years though they've never really been close friends. Charlotte married Ally's ex and first true love, David. Fate is about to bring them together one last, dramatic time and change their lives forever.
Why so excited: I've been lucky enough to get a review copy of this one. I'm planning on starting it asap as the first reviews have been raving about it.
Blurb: What if you had a second chance… to find yourself?
Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day crying into a warm Sex-on-the-Beach, wondering where it all went wrong.
Forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals by best friend Marie, it’s not long before travel-virgin Georgia’s packing her bags for a long-haul adventure to Thailand.
Yet, Georgia’s big adventure doesn’t seem to be going to plan. From strange sights, smells and falling for every rookie traveller scam in the book Georgia has never felt more alone.
But the good thing about falling apart is that you can put yourself back together any way you please. And new Georgia might just be someone she can finally be proud of…
The new favourite series for fans of The Curvy Girls Club, the Shopaholic series and Eat, Pray, Love.
This year it is time to find the place where you truly belong…
Why so excited: Katy is a fantastic travel blogger. I always enjoy her posts so when she announced her book deal with Carina UK I was over the moon. I'm sure her debut will be fantastic.
The Day of Second Chances by Julie Cohen - January 29th
Blurb: Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn’t even tell the people you love?
Honor’s secret threatens to rob her of the independence she’s guarded ferociously for eighty years.
Jo’s secret could smash apart the ‘normal’ family life she’s fought so hard to build.
Lydia’s secret could bring her love - or the loss of everything that matters to her.
One summer’s day, grandmother, mother and daughter’s secrets will collide in a single dramatic moment.
Is it too late for second chances?
Why so excited: I love Julie Cohen and it's been a while since I've read one of her books. I'm really glad to have a review copy of this one and I'm already looking forward to starting it.