Sunday, 14 December 2014

December New Release Books


Whether you are looking for potential present ideas for the readers in your life or just fancy picking up somthing new and noteworthy this month, here are some new release titles for December that I am looking forward to catching up on.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. A coming of age novel about family, friends and feminism set in Boston in the early twentieth century. Eighty-five year old Addie Baum tells her granddaughter her life's story, growing up in 1900 as the daughter of immigrant parents. Addie recalls her adventures as a young and curious girl growing up in a changing world, one about to embrace new and exciting opportunities for women.

Saving Grace by Jane Green. Ted and Grace Chapman are the ultimate literary golden couple. On the outside their relationship appears to be perfect. They are stylish, intelligent and powerful people in the literary world but behind closed doors their relationship is about to crumble. When Ted's longterm assistant leaves his moodswings and rages leave Grace vulnerable. When a new assistant, Beth walks through the door, her calm efficiency seems just what the couple need, but Grace soon discovers Beth herself may be more of a threat than a saviour.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. The follow up novel to The Rosie Project, which I absolutely adored and you can read my review here. With his wife project complete Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York and Rosie is pregnant. Don takes on the challenge of learning the protocols of fatherhood but only gets himself in trouble with the law while his best friend Gene has left his wife and has moved in with Don and Rosie which can only spell trouble.

The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen. At 49, Tess Blessing is diagnosed with breast cancer, a health scare that sends her on a mission to complete her to-do bucket list before what she thinks is her impending death. It's no small task considering she wants to mend her relationship with her estranged sister, reignite the spark in her marriage, save her daughter from an eating disorder and help her son navigate the difficulties of being an adolescent.

The Devil in Montmatre by Gary Inbinder. A historical novel with a mysterious and thrilling story line. Set in 1889 in the hubbub of the Paris Universal Exposition the body of a well known Moulin Rouge can-can dancer is found in a sewer. Rumours that the notorious killer known as Jack the Ripper has crossed the channel send the public into a hysterical frenzy. Inspector Achille Lefebvre infiltrates the Parisian underworld to catch a killer before he strikes again.
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