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THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE to Letting Go

For fans of: Emily Giffin and This Is Us

You'll love when:
May’s mom catches her in the basement with a boy (OMG dying).

Best line:
“He looked at her like he couldn’t believe his good luck. Gross, but nice.”

Readers say: A beautifully written, sweet story that shows the strength of family, and the art of forgiveness and letting go.” —Amber, Amazon reviewer
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SAVING BECK

For fans of: Jodi Picoult and Parenthood with a dash of Intervention

You’ll love when:
Beck finds something precious he thought was lost. (Trust us, you’ll know it when you read it!)

Best line:
“You are a fierce warrior. You can do this. So shake the sleep from your eyes, and put your feet on the floor. It’s time to fight for what’s yours.”

Readers say: “A raw, engrossing, heartwarming, and emotionally draining novel.” —Peg, Barnes & Noble reviewer
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DESPERATE GIRLS

For fans of: Megan Miranda and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

You’ll love when:
Brynn has to play a cat-and-mouse game to slip away from her security detail.

Best line:
“She should have known he’d be good. He was so capable at everything, why would kissing be any different?”

Readers say: “One of the year’s best romantic suspense novels.”  —Debbie, Goodreads
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JOSH & HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING

For fans of: Sally Thorne’s 99 Percent Mine and When Harry Met Sally

You’ll love when:
Josh comes out of the shower and has a wardrobe malfunction.

Best line:
“The first time we met, I was eighteen, he was twenty, and I vomited on his shoes.”

Readers say: “A lovely slow burn.” —Elizabeth, LibraryReads
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CONSUMED

For fans of: Third Watch and J.D. Robb’s In Death series

You’ll love when:
Danny and Ann have to make an impossible choice—in the very first chapter!

Best line:
“What happened between us was a movie that started as a comedy, segued awkwardly into a romance, and ended with Anthony Hopkins eating someone’s liver with fava beans and a fucking Chianti.”

Readers say: “This book completely rocked my world…I can’t wait for more.” —Carol, Goodreads
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THE ROOM ON RUE AMÉLIE

For fans of: The Nightingale and The Book Thief

You'll love when:
Ruby, an American woman living in 1939 Paris, discovers a secret hidden in the walls of her apartment building.

Best line:
“If we want to defeat darkness, we must find our own way to the light.”

 Mark your calendars: For a Facebook Live discussion of Rue on Nov. 29th at 5pm ET, hosted by the S&S Book Club Favorites program! Find it here.
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THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN

For fans of: Sophie Kinsella and Hallmark movies like Unleashing Mr. Darcy—which this author wrote!

You'll love when:
Buttercup steals the show...again and again.

Best line:
“I’m Miss Texas, and this is my assistant, Fang.”

Readers say: “Perfect for curling up with a cup of tea under a blanket while watching the snow fall.” —K.E. Brown, Amazon reviewer
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The Light Over London

For fans of: The Room on Rue Amélie and The Nightingale

You'll love when:
Louise climbs out her window to start her new life.

Best line:
“They were the Ack-Ack girls, the gunner girls, and, still a novelty among the RA, they were watched wherever they went.”

Readers say: “An utterly compelling tale of two women across decades who experience similar heartaches and joy. Highly recommended!” —Literary Soirée
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The Night Olivia Fell

For fans of: Megan Abbott and Big Little Lies

You'll love when:
Abi finally confronts a dangerous person from her own past.

Best line:
“Whenever, whatever. I’m here forever.”

Readers say: “I was absolutely hooked, it was such an emotional read that I was broken by the end. Heartbreaking and thrilling at the same time.” —Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You

Her book in 5 words: “We challenged Christina McDonald to describe her book in just five words, and here’s what she said: 'Emotional. Suspenseful. Intense. Addictive. Atmospheric.'"
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Queenie

For fans of: Zadie Smith’s Swing Time and Insecure

You'll love when:
Kyazike sends Queenie’s friend Darcy to Urban Dictionary to “translate” her texts.

Best line:
“This is what happens when white people come into an area and make it tame.”

Readers say: “I can‘t praise this story enough. Queenie is hilarious, complex, raw, and eye-opening all in the same breath...This story is GOLD.” —Amaka, Goodreads
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THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER

For fans of: Say Yes to the Dress meets Susan Mallery’s Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

You'll love when:
You’ve built a whole Spotify playlist out of the wedding songs that open each chapter.

Best line:
“They were women who bloomed with different strengths, who had varying shades of personalities and unique souls, who had thorns of imperfections. But they would always be sisters.”

Readers say: “On my Favorites of 2019 list!” —C.E. Hart, Goodreads

Her book in 5 words: Wedding shenanigans, entrepreneurial sisters, love.
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THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE

For fans of: Wendy Wax and Sweet Home Alabama

You'll love when:
The Murphys’ deepest family secret is finally revealed.

Best line:
“Forever and always, the women flanking me would be those little girls building castles on the southern side of paradise. We would always be the Starlite sisters.“

Readers say: “Couldn’t put this one down and will miss all these characters!!” —Marisa, Goodreads

Her book in 5 words: Southern family drama with heart.
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THE summer we lost her

For fans of: Anna Quindlen and This Is Us

You'll love when:
Elise learns the meaning behind her husband’s pet name for her daughter—which his high school ex-girlfriend already knew.

Best line:
“When a person reaches that low point…all they have in front of them is their own pain. You can’t judge them on anything else.”

Readers say: “How much stress can a marriage take? Tish Cohen answers this question with skill and artistry....Atmospheric and compulsively readable.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
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THE STATIONERY SHOP

For fans of: The Kite Runner and Romeo and Juliet (that’s right, we said it)

Description:
In 1953 Tehran, bookish Zora meets handsome, politically passionate Bahman—they exchange secret love letters at kindly Mr. Fakhri’s stationery shop. When families and revolution tear the two apart, Zora begins a new life in the US. But why did Bahman leave her? Only years later will she discover the heartbreaking truth.

You’ll love when:
Zora teaches a new friend to make the beloved Persian dishes of her childhood.
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AN OCEAN OF MINUTES

AN OCEAN OF MINUTES
For fans of: The Time Traveler’s Wife and Dark Matter

Description: America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. Frank has caught the virus and Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even time travel. She agrees to a radical plan—volunteer as a laborer in the dystopian future, and Frank will receive the cure. But when she time-travels past her planned arrival date, Polly has to figure out how to survive…and how to get back to Frank.

You’ll love when: Polly lands in future-Galveston, Texas, and reveals the future to the reader for the first time.
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The SUMMER GUESTS

For fans of: Mary Kay Andrews and Something to Talk About

Description: A hurricane barrels down on a horse show and sends a motley crew of riders, spectators and Cara Rutledge (of the Beach House series) to a farm in the mountains to wait out the storm. Thrown together, these very different people find both shelter and healing.

You’ll love when: The horses become characters in their own right—Monroe has a gift for writing about animals, and here each one has its own personality. Even if you’re not a “horse person,” you’ll be fascinated.
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LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON

For fans of: Sarah Addison Allen and Chocolat

Description: This e-original tells the story of a young widow with a supernaturally green thumb takes who a job at a local greenhouse. It’s the perfect place for her to raise her son who’s been diagnosed with Asperger’s—except for her rather surly next door neighbor, Jake (who by the way is NOT taking care of his yard). Two wounded people come together with charm and a little bit of magic in this confection of a tale.

You’ll love when: Jake is startled in his house by a very unusual visitor in the bathtub…telling you anything more would be a spoiler!
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WHERE SHOULD YOUR SUMMER VACATION TAKE YOU NEXT?

For Fans of: Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Alice Monroe’s own The Beach House (the book or the Lifetime movie!)

Description: Cara Rutledge, mainstay of the Beach House series, returns to her beloved home to raise her child. Linnea, her niece, will stay at the beach house as a nanny—and to get some distance from her controlling parents. As always, “Turtle Time” at the shore is the perfect remedy to heal old family wounds.

Vacation spot featured: Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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