Here’s Our Spring 2021 Reading Roundup
With the change of the new season comes new reads to add to your TBR! We have listed some of our most anticipated releases that are perfect for your next Spring read. From romance to thriller, we have everything for your tastes.
For All She Knows by Jamie Beck
The first book on our list is one that delves deep into motherhood, friendship, guilt, forgiveness and relationships. Grace and Mimi have been friends since their children were toddlers, forming an unexpected, sisterlike bond. However, tragedy strikes Grace’s teenaged son after a party, resulting in a deep community drift and pointed fingers. The afterparty chaos threatens both of the women in different way. Mimi’s business is struggling, and her custody agreement is affected while Grace’s marriage is struggling. Along with this, a young cop enters Mimi’s life, which causes Grace to be jealous of the prospect of new love. Will Mimi and Grace learn how to forgive, or will they lose everything?
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
Garcia’s debut novel follows the intricately told story of three generations of Cuban women. After taking in the child of a neighbor who was detained by ICE, Jeanette is motivated to learn more about her family’s complex history. She decides to reach out to her distraught mother and her grandmother who lives in Cuba. The story spans from 19th century to present day and revolves around addiction, the emotional trauma of displacement, and discovering your roots.
The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers
Perfect for fans of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Ladies of the Secret Circus follows generations of the Cabot family. In 2005, Lara Barnes’ fiancé disappears before their wedding without a trace. As she looks for answers and clues, Lara picks up her great-grandmother’s journals, telling the stories of the women in her family through the years and the curse that has been placed on them. Through these journals, she reads the story of Cecile Cabot and her family’s magical secret circus set in Paris 80 years prior. This story is filled with mystery, deadly magic, and tragic romance.
Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
Sunflower Sisters follows Caroline Ferriday’s ancestor, Georgeanna Woosley, as she travels to join the Union work force to prove her worth in the nursing field during a time when women were seen as a burden in battlefield medicine. She eventually crosses paths with Jemma, an enslaved woman on the Peeler Plantation who takes her chance to escape while reluctantly leaving her family behind. Meanwhile, Anne-May, the mistress of the Peeler Plantation, joins a secret Southern spy unit while she is left alone while her husband joins the Union Army. The story is inspired by the true events that took place during the Civil War.
The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst
In Sound Between the Notes, Susannah was a gifted pianist until she had her son sixteen years ago. She put her music on hold in order to put her child first as a way to guarantee that her son would not go through what she did as an adopted child. When Susannah is given a second chance at becoming an elite pianist, she is determined to get back in the spotlight. However, when she learns that she has a progressive hereditary disease that impacts her playing fingers, Susannah is sent deep back into her memories. She must face herself and truly figure out where her place is in the world.
Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy by Kris Clink
After the death of her husband, Lark is determined to overcome her grief and guarantee a good childhood for her sons. So, she takes her family back to her hometown in Texas Hill Country as a way to heal and decides to pursue her long forgotten dream of becoming a winemaker. However, she does not expect Wyatt Gifford, an injured Army veteran, to come into her life and show her how to love again. Check out Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy!
Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Mia Jenrow travels to Paris with one goal in mind: to become a professional ballerina. She has six weeks while at an elite summer ballet program to prove her worth and hopefully get called back for an audition with one of the top ballet companies. However, her dream seems a little harder than she anticipated as she finds her rival in Audrey and has an impossibly hard dance instructor. Mia soon meets Louis, a French boy who is determined to show Mia around Paris. Filled with romance, determination, and ballet, Kisses and Croissants is perfect for fans of American Royals and Love and Gelato.
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
While researching for her most recent article about abandoned frozen embryos, Amelia discovers something that hits close to home. One of the abandoned embryos belong to her childhood best friend, Parker, and his late wife, Greer. Amelia decides to reach out to her old friend to tell him about this discovery, opening up old wounds in the process. After finding out, Parker decides to find a surrogate and raise the child on his own. While staying at their childhood home, Buxton Beach, they overcome their own individual grief together and find family in each other again, in Under the Southern Sky.
After Happily Ever After by Leslie A. Rasmussen
After spending the last seventeen years as a stay-at-home mom, Maggie Dolan decides that it is time for her to truly discover what she wants to do with the rest of her life. With her daughter leaving for college and her distant husband, Maggie decides to take a journey of self-discovery. However, before taking her journey, she is bombarded with her close family’s issues: a narcissist mother, a hateful brother, and her father’s sudden declining health. In After Happily Ever After, Maggie is torn between the life she has lead for many years and the promise of something new, and Maggie must make a choice.
Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira
This debut novel is the newest #OwnVoices romcom centers around Carmen Aguilar, a girl who is set on reaching her goals for the future while outrunning her past. Carmen is stuck in an unpaid internship as a party princess during the heat of a Miami summer. She does fine until her cousin hires the company she is working for to host her extravagant quinceañera. On top of that, her new partner is her ex-boyfriend, Mauro Reyes. Carmen must spend her summer overcoming her past, helping her cousin get her dream quinceañera, and reuniting with Mauro.