Welcome, fellow literature lovers and book-loving babes, to the 13th week of the Woman’s World — also known as WW” — book club!
As you know, every week our book editors will introduce you to seven brand-new page-turners that are just right for women over 45. We hope you will find a few jewels that are a perfect addition to your reading lists, your book club line-ups and/or your nightstand pile.
This week we’ve got everything from engaging women’s fiction to sizzling romances to intriguing cozy mysteries to fun fact-filled guides, no matter what kind of bookish mood you’re in, these reads are sure to bring you joy!
And there’s one thing we can guarantee: These reads are curated especially to lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.
Here, our book club round-up for September 24th to September 30th — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you!
Looking for a compelling escape?
Dive into A Storm of Infinite Beauty by Julianne MacLean
Bestselling author Julianne MacLean is well-known for her atmospheric, heartfelt novels, and her latest book follows suit. When Hollywood star Scarlett Fontaine dies, she leaves behind no children. Then Gwen Hollingsworth, sole heir to Scarlett’s fortune, meets Peter Miller, who claims Scarlett had a secret child. They travel to Alaska for the truth, but they find more than they imagined.
Craving a quirky-meets-cute whodunit?
Open up Death by a Thousand Sips by Gretchen Rue
Fans of curious capers will adore this cute page-turner! Phoebe Winchester has a lot on her plate. She’s just starting to make the Victorian manor she inherited from her Aunt Eudora feel like home while running the tea shop and bookstore The Earl’s Study. She’s also trying to harness her new magical powers. Then she finds a dead body and enlists handsome detective Rich Lofting to help crack the case.
In the mood for a sweet-and-steamy rom-com?
Get lost in The Long Game by Elena Armas
This swoon-worthy small-town story stars Adalyn Reyes, an executive for pro soccer team the Miami Flames. When a mishap at work goes viral online, the team’s owner—who is Adalyn’s father—sends her away to North Carolina to help a struggling local soccer team, the Green Warriors. She soon meets her grumpy ex-pro soccer player neighbor, Cameron Caldani. Can Cam help Adalyn in more ways than one?
Searching for a fantastically whimsical adventure?
Crack open Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
A legendary family curse, magic, a splash of romance… this enthralling saga has it all. Sage Flores returns home after years running from her family and their “gift” of being able to talk to plants. She is rehired at Cranberry Rose Company, but she has to work again with the boy who once broke her heart, Tennessee Reyes. Her feelings for him soon come rushing back and she wrestles with her heart.
Interested in a fun, fact-filled nonfiction book?
Big-box store Costco has 120 million members and David and Susan Schwartz, also known as “Costco’s biggest fans,” are celebrating the store’s delights in their new book. The couple has been to more than 200 of the warehouses across the U.S. In the guide, they cover Costco-themed topics in a clever A to Z format with fun facts like: Costco sells half of the world’s supply of cashews and 6 million pumpkin pies each year. It’s a fun coffee table read!
In the market for a mesmerizing multi-generational tale?
Pick up Coleman Hill by Kim Coleman Foote
In 1916, Celia Coleman and Lucy Grimes flee their homes in the post–Civil War South for the “Promised Land” of Vauxhall, New Jersey. But the North presents its own challenges that will continue to shape the fates of the women and their families over the next seventy years. Told through the voices of nine different family members, this is a richly-layered, emotional and haunting story.
Dreaming of a hilarious Hollywood love story?
Check out Love Me Do by Lindsey Kelk
Phoebe Chapman is a greetings card copywriter who knows how to write a superb romantic line — and it makes her a wonderful cupid…for other people. So when she lands in the Hollywood Hills, she just can’t resist playing matchmaker for her handsome neighbor, carpenter Ren. But then she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to him and sparks start to fly.
If you missed our latest WW book club picks, find them here!
A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.
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