Friday, June 02, 2017

July Treasures in My Closet - Part 2

Are you ready for more books to add to the TBR pile or wishlist? Here they are!

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings us Secrets of the Tulip Sisters. It's a story about the problem with secrets, the power of love, and the unbreakable bond between sisters. And, it features Kelly Murphy, who is a tulip farmer, her wayward sister Olivia, and Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son who sets his sights on Kelly. (Release date is July 11.)

Although this one isn't for me, I'm including Bianca Marais' debut novel, Hum If You Don't Know the Words. If the cover blurb is deceiving, blame the publisher. But, it says, "In the spirit of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help". The novel is set in apartheid-era South Africa, chronicling the heart-wrenching struggles of a young white girl whose parents are found dead, and a black Xhosa woman whose daughter goes missing after the Soweto uprising. (Release date is July 11.)

Frances Maynard tells us about The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr. Elvira Carr believes in rules, schedules, no surprises, and taking people at face value. But her overbearing mother keeps the twenty-seven-year-old at home to avoid incidents. But, when Elvira's mother has a stroke, the young woman is suddenly alone and on her own. She comes up with seven ironclad rules to guide her days so that she can take charge of herself, and learn to live her own life, her way. (Release date is July 11.)

The Captain's Daughter is Eliza Barnes in Meg Mitchell Moore's novel. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, she returns to her hometown in coastal Maine, and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have been if she'd stayed. (Release date is July 18.)

Maine is also the setting for Estep Nagy's debut novel, We Shall Not All Sleep. It's the tangled story of two ruling class New England families over three summer days on an island in Maine. (Release date is July 3.)

What will a mother do to protect her son? That's the story behind Gin Phillips' Fierce Kingdom. Joan and her four-year-old son have enjoyed the zoo. The day was perfect until they were laving and she sees something that sends her running back into the zoo, her son in her arms. For the next three, hours, the length of the book, she keeps running. (Release date is July 25.)

Michelle Richmond's The Marriage Pact is for those who like psychological suspense. Newlyweds Alice and Jake join The Pact, an exclusive and mysterious group designed to keep marriages happy and intact. There are a few rules. But, one of them breaks a rule, and the marriage of their dreams might become their worst nightmare. (Release date is July 25.)

Collared, the latest Andy Carpenter mystery by David Rosenfelt, isn't easy to describe. Andy's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. He's never surprised with the assortment of dogs that show up there until "the DNA dog" is dropped off as a stray. Over two years earlier, it was that dog's hair that led to the conviction of Keith Wachtel as the kidnapper of a baby and the dog. Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Is the real kidnapper in jail? What is the true story? (Release date is July 18?)

In Ashley Shelby's debut novel, South Pole Station, Cooper Gosling answers five hundred questions to determine that she's abnormal enough to live in Antarctica for six months as part of an artists and writers program. It's a group of misfits there until a scientist arrives who shakes everything up, claiming climate change is a hoax. (Release date is July 3.)

It sounds as if I've been missing out in not at least trying Charles Stross' Laundry Files books. The new one is The Delirium Brief. The Laundry is the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime. John Scalzi calls these books "a hell of a lot of fun", a combination of the spy and horror genres. It's a Hugo-award winning comedic dark fantasy series. Sounds right up my alley. (Release date is July 11.)

Fidelma of Cashel returns in Peter Tremayne's Penance of the Damned. King Colgu of Cashel is shocked to learn that his loyal Chief Bishop and advisor has been murdered in an old enemy fortress. And, it's the commander of the King's bodyguard who is the only possible suspect in an impossible locked-room crime. (Release date is July 25.)

Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10, now brings us The Lying Game. One morning, a woman walking her dog by the water makes a sinister discovery. The next day, three women in the London area receive the text they hoped never to receive. The fourth member of their boarding school clique's note says, "I need you." As the four converge on the village of Salten, they realize their boarding school Lying Game had consequences. (Release date is July 25.)

Andrew Wilson's novel, A Talent for Murder, takes readers into the mystery centering on true events in the life of the queen of crime herself, Agatha Christie. Christie's ten-day disappearance serves as the starting point for a tale of blackmail and murder. (Release date is July 11.)

And, here are the other books with July release dates.

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt
The Goddesses by Swan Huntley
Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy
The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard
The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza

Did you find a book or two to add to your TBR pile?


SandyG265 said...

I'm trying to not add anymore books to my TBR pile until I read some of it.

Gram said...

I'm with Sandy, but I'm not doing a very good job of it.

Carol N Wong said...

I am doing the same. Bought one book from my wish list but have so many to read!

Lesa said...

Hah! We're all in the same boat.