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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 eyeopening 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 SISTERS OF SUMMIT AVENUE

For fans of: Lisa Wingate and Water for Elephants

Description:
Set in the aftermath of the Great Depression, we follow two estranged sisters, both in love with the same man, and their mother, who has spent a lifetime hiding a desperate secret that could upend their entire family.

You’ll love when:
Ruth walks in on June at art college while she’s sketching her (shirtless) boyfriend—whoops!
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ON THE CORNER OF LOVE AND HATE

For fans of: Jennifer Probst and Two Weeks Notice

Description: Emmanuelle agrees to help old friend Cooper run for mayor in their small town—but his checkered romantic past may be a problem. But will her efforts to get him a squeaky-clean reputation backfire for both of them?

You’ll love when: Emmanuelle and “fake girlfriend” Whitney go head-to-head trading insults—complete with scorekeeping.
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PASSION ON PARK AVENUE

For fans of: Sally Thorne and Sex and the City

Description: Bronx girl Naomi has climbed the ladder all the way to the top—too bad her next-door neighbor is driving her nuts! (And too bad he’s so good-looking.)

You’ll love when: Naomi reveals to Oliver that they’ve actually met before…
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DUNE DRIVE

For fans of: Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey

Description: Chrissy comes home to Cannonball Island to flee a love affair gone terribly wrong, and finds a friendly face in newcomer Jared. She thinks they’re just friends—but it seems her heart has other plans.

You’ll love when: Great-grandmother Ruby uses “the sight” to reveal some key truths at the right time.
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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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