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Happy almost September! Can you believe that August is already almost over?! I feel like it just started, and yet here we are, with another month waving goodbye. It’s crazy how quickly this year has gone. There are quite a few things that I am looking forward to though, one of which is all of the amazing books that are releasing this month! With everything going on—wedding planning, looking for a house, and a new business that I am starting that I will have to tell you ALL about in another post—I haven’t really had a lot of time for reading lately, and that has been really sad. I have been attempting to read my advance reader copy of As the Light Fades, which I have really been enjoying so far, and Diamond in the Rough is already waiting on my shelf to be picked up next, so hopefully you will be hearing about those here soon. That’s another thing I’ve been missing: I’ve hardly had time to post anything here too! I’m sorry I have been neglecting all of you lovely readers, and I hope to do better about that in the weeks to come. But for now, take a look at these fantastic novels I hope to read soon, if all the planning will finally slow down and let me get around to it!
Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano
Diamond in the Rough is the second book in Jen’s American Heiresses series, coming after Flights of Fancy.
To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual position to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become.
Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy’s grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.
The Spice King by Elizabeth Camden
The Spice King is the first book in Elizabeth’s Hope and Glory series.
Gray Delacroix has dedicated his life to building his very successful global spice empire, but it has come at a cost. Resolved to salvage his family before it spirals out of control, he returns to his ancestral home to save his brother and sister before it’s too late.
As a junior botanist for the Smithsonian, Annabelle Larkin has been charged with the impossible task of gaining access to the notoriously private Delacroix plant collection. If she fails, she will be out of a job and the family farm in Kansas will go under. She has no idea that in gaining entrance to the Delacroix world, she will unwittingly step into a web of dangerous political intrigue far beyond her experience.
Unable to deny her attraction to the reclusive business tycoon, Annabelle will be forced to choose between her heart and loyalty to her country. Can Gray and Annabelle find a way through the storm of scandal without destroying the family Gray is fighting to save?
As the Light Fades by Catherine West
As the Light Fades is a stand-alone novel.
Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons.
After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With the family estate under renovations, the solitude she craves seems out of reach.
Matthew Stone intends to steer clear of his new tenant. She’s carrying a load of baggage, but as long as she pays the rent, he’ll let her be. He’s got enough to deal with caring for his wayward niece, Mia.
Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal, but an unlikely friendship forms between the three.
When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.
The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis
The Timepiece is a stand-alone novel.
As the only daughter, Sylvia Miller of The Tinderbox has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers’ Hickory Hollow farm. It isn’t that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. And with Sylvia and her mother still struggling to come to terms with that news, this is a challenging time to welcome an Englisher, especially this Englisher—into their midst.
Despite the Millers’ unexpected hospitality, Adeline is well aware that she’s treading on Sylvia’s turf, and she feels guilty about doing so when Sylvia is grappling with issues of her own. Not only is Sylvia trying to rebuild her trust in her father, but she’s uncertain what to make of her once-promising engagement to Titus Kauffman, who hasn’t pursued her since she confronted him. Adeline wishes she could help Sylvia, but she’s not sure that either she or Sylvia is ready for that level of closeness in their relationship.
Can God make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline’s arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?
Listening to Love by Beth Wiseman
Listening to Love is the second book in Beth’s Amish Journey series, coming after Hearts in Harmony.
Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson
Memories of Glass is a stand-alone novel.
Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble
Strands of Truth is a stand-alone novel.
Well, those are my featured releases for September! I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts on As the Light Fades and Diamond in the Rough, and I hope you have found some novels you are looking forward to picking up yourself!
All credit for the italicized synopses goes to each author and their respective publishers.