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Chapter 32 - The Fall

I love the fall for many reasons. September always feels to me like the start of something new, a time to reinvent, a time to refresh and a time for new books. While the summer brings light and breezy beach reads as well as exciting fast paced spy books, the fall supports heavier reads in both content and pages.

Fall just wants you to sit down, grab a cup of cider or a steaming pumpkin latte, and cozy up to a dark and, maybe, thick book. Thrillers reign this time of year and many of my favorite authors have books being published in September. Here are a few that I have my eye on.

Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney - August 29 - How could a baby stolen from a carriage twenty years ago and the murder of a woman in a care facility have anything in common. The good bad girl in the story just may be the link needed to solve this new Feeney thriller. I've been a fan of Feeney's twisty thrillers since I first read I Know Who You Are and have read all of them. This one sounds like one I'm going to have to get my hands on. My friends at Bookends who received an Advance Reader's Copy (ARC) says this is a really good one!

Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance by Paulette Jiles - September 12 - Paulette Jiles is another favorite author of mine. I read her first, Enemy Women, and then had to get my hands on the rest. So far, my favorite has been News of the World. In Chenneville, Jiles tells the story of John Chenneville, a wounded Union soldier who finally returns home to find that his sister and her family have been brutally murdered. As he sets off to find the murderer and travels through Reconstruction America, he quite possibly could lose more than he already has.

Fair Rosaline by Natasha Solomons - September 12 - I have read many of Solomons' historical fiction books over the years but this sounds vastly different from her previous novels. Rosaline Capulet's father has her life planned for the nunnery but when Romeo Montague falls in love with her she sees it as a possible escape. Soon she starts to doubt everything Romeo has told her and when she breaks from him, he turns his attentions to her 13 year old cousin, Juliet. This is a kind of prequel to the Romeo and Juliet story we know so well. Was Romeo a teenage lover or did he just prey on young girls? Guess we'll find out!

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll - September 19 - Bringing together psychological suspense and true crime, Knoll's story is about a horrible night in 1978 when members of a sorority were targeted by a serial killer and the two women who band together to hunt the killer down. This is based on a true story.

The Armor of Light by Ken Follett - September 26 - This is another book in Follett's Kingsbridge series and takes place in the early 19th century with the start of the Industrial Revolution. As the fabric of society changes with the new era - poverty, war, and greed become more pronounced than ever. This will be a good thick read for the fall.

Do any of these sound good to you? What's on your fall list? Let me know!


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