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Woman’s World Book Club Recommends the New Jenny Lecoat Book and More New Novels for July 9 to July 15

An otherworldly adventure and a dazzling World War II tale are this week's best new books!

Getting swept up in the peak of summer reading is easy when there are a plethora of new novels to choose from! For the week of July 9 to July 15, Woman’s World Book Club recommends fiction, fantasy and memoir titles, ranging from exciting to heartfelt.

Topping off the list is Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat, a historical fiction novel that tells the story of a teenager living in the chaos-filled times of World War II. Fantasy fans will be treated this week to The Night Ends with Fire by K. X. Song, a Mulan-inspired retelling that’ll keep readers on their toes.

For the whole list of Woman’s World Book Club recommendations for the week of July 9 to July 15, keep scrolling!

Historical Fiction

Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat

Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat
Graydon House

Readers are transported back in time in this shimmering story about a tiny community recovering from war. It’s the end of WWII and 19-year-old Jean Parris finds out Hazel, the teacher who lives above her dad’s shop, may be to blame for her father’s arrest. Hazel denies it, then she learns Jean’s secrets and the women form an unexpected bond. As Jean grapples with her new life, she uncovers the truth about her father and family.

Literary Fiction

The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan
Knopf

Set on the seaside cliffs of Maine, this moving, lyrically written novel follows Jane Flanagan, who discovers an abandoned house that becomes her hideaway as a teenager. Years later, Jane is sad to find the new owner, Genevieve, renovated the house drastically. Strangely, Genevieve believes the home is haunted, and she hires Jane to research its history. What follows is a tale of ghosts, family secrets and homecoming.

Fantasy

The Night Ends with Fire by K. X. Song

The Night Ends with Fire by K. X. Song
Ace

Inspired by the legend of Mulan, this spellbinding story provides magic and adventure. When Meilin discovers her father’s plans to sell her for her dowry, she takes matters into her own hands. Disguising herself as a boy, she enlists in the imperial draft in her father’s place. She soon forms a bond with a prince named Sky, who trains with her. Now, she must decide who she can really trust as she fights for her kingdom.

Suspense

What We Hide by Colleen Coble and Rick Acker

What We Hide by Colleen Coble and Rick Acker
Thomas Nelson

In this thrilling page-turner written by bestselling authors Colleen Coble and Rick Acker, Savannah Webster and her attorney husband, Hez, split up. She takes a job at Tupelo Grove University, which her family founded a century ago. But when Savannah is somehow named as a suspect for a murder that’s linked to the university, she enlists Hez to bring the truth to light and name the culprits.

Memoir

Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Making Change by Cady Coleman

Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Making Change by Cady Coleman
Penguin Life

In 2010, Cady Coleman traveled to space for her third NASA mission to the International Space Station — where she was the only woman in her crew. Now, in her memoir, Coleman shares out-of-this-world insights from years of overcoming her own doubts and obstacles in her competitive career. Filled with everything from fascinating stories of meteorite hunting to wise advice like how to set yourself up for success, Coleman’s book will inspire anyone eager to live boldly!


Missed our last few book clubs? Click through the links below!

WW Book Club Recommends the New Christina Lauren Book ‘Tangled Up in You’ and More for July 2 to July 8

WW Book Club Recommends the New Wanda M. Morris Book ‘What You Leave Behind’ and More for June 25 to July 1

WW Book Club Recommends Lynn Cahoon, Katherine Center and More New Novels for June 18 to June 24

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