Happy Spring Cozy Readers! We are so excited about all the great new releases slated for this Spring! From Shobha Rao’s fiery debut novel to Kristin Harmel’s emotionally riveting historical fiction, we’ve already marked a ton of release dates on our calendars from March to May. Here are the five novels we can’t wait to get our hands on this Spring…
1) Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Set in both India and America, Rao’s debut novel is about friendship. Separated, two friends set out to find one another again, even across oceans. Girls Burn Brighter not only highlights societal and political aspects, including domestic abuse, immigration, and feminism, but also emphasizes the solidarity of women.
2) The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Harmel’s historical fiction novel takes place in Nazi-occupied Paris, and tells the story of three characters whose lives intersect at a very tumultuous time. Ruby Benoit’s new marriage is shattered after war arises in the French capital; Charlotte Dacher, a young Jewish teen, loses everything after a mass deportation; and Thomas Clarke, a new member of the British Royal Air Force, has mixed feelings about joining the military after losing his mother in a German strike.
3) Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen
Release Date: March 20, 2018
New York Times best selling author Anna Quindlen, explores the seemingly happy life and marriage of Nora Nolan and her husband Charlie, and how it begins to fall apart when her world is suddenly shaken up by an incident of violence in the neighborhood.
4) The Elizas: A Novel by Sara Shepard
Release Date: April 17, 2018
In her latest novel, Sara Shepard, known for her incredibly popular Pretty Little Liars series, takes a stab at adult fiction. When budding novelist Eliza Fontaine is discovered at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family assumes she’s tried to commit suicide again. But Eliza is convinced she was pushed. But who would want her dead, and why?
5) Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Release Date: May 1, 2018
McLain once again returns to the subject of legendary author Ernest Hemingway in Love and Ruin. Her latest novel tackles the romance of Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, a young woman who was a pioneer in the field of war journalism, leaving quite the legacy of her own.