When you're in the book biz, there are some definite perks. Like being able to read novels before they're released. When they're still called ARCs (Advance Readers Copies).


And it just wouldn't be fair for me to get the inside scoop on these yet-to-be-released books and not share it with y'all. From a story of a woman who loses her memory after surviving a plane crash, to a tale of thwarted love, murder and a long lost paiting, to a plot about a woman who must make peace with her past before she can embrace her future, here are three novels that I highly recommend you add to your TBR lists. And don't just take my word for it, authors J. Courtney Sullivan, Kristin Hannah and Melissa Senate have each endorsed one of these books!




Here's the skinny on The Song Remains the Same: One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the crash – or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind -- with the help of family and friends who have their own agendas.  She filters through photos, art, music and stories, hoping something will jog her memory, and soon – in tiny bits and pieces –Nell starts remembering…

It isn't long before she learns to question the stories presented by her mother, her sister and business partner, and her husband.  In the end she will learn that forgiving betrayals small and large will be the only true path to healing herself -- and to finding happiness.


J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine and Commencement, calls The Song Remains the Same "Funny, poignant, and absorbing".


It will be available on April 12, 2012. In the meantime, read an excerpt on Allison Winn Scotch's website and pre-order the novel here.





Kristin Hannah, author of Night Road, calls The Bungalow "A heartfelt, engaging love story."





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by Blogger Melissa-Walker on ‎11-20-2011 08:28 AM

I love Sarah Jio!

by Fricka on ‎11-25-2011 03:28 PM

Alan Bradley has a new Flavia de Luce book  that's just been released. It's title is I am Half Sick of Shadows. I can't wait to read it.

I'm also looking forward to reading House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz, and A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

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