Welcome, beloved bookworms and bibliophiles, to the 16th 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 cozy whodunits to swoon-worthy romances to inspirational cookbooks to suspenseful mysteries, 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 October 15th to October 21st — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you!
Want to relax with a cozy mystery?
Get lost in Caught on the Book by Laura Gail Black
Filled with funny moments and dangerous intrigue, this fun whodunit is sure to charm! Bookseller Jenna Quinn, owner of the Twice Upon a Time bookstore, is excited about her book booth display at the town’s annual fishing festival. That is, until a local author is found dead in his booth! Now, Jenna’s boyfriend, Keith—a detective on the case—asks Jenna to help follow clues. They must cast a hook to catch the killer fast.
Interested in a historical page-turner?
Crack open The Roaring Days of Zora Lily by Noelle Salazar
This sweeping, glamorous saga first begins in 2023 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum, where a costume conservator sees a name—Zora Lily—hidden in the label of a gown once worn by Greta Garbo. Flash back to 1924: Zora Hough spends her nights sewing to make money and dreaming. Soon, Zora makes connections that may lead her to the life she’s always wanted.
Looking to escape back in time?
Feel transported in The Other Princess by Denny S. Bryce
Readers are taken back to Victorian England in this powerful tale that follows the real-life story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta—an African princess raised in Queen Victoria’s court. Despite her charm and wit, Sarah’s past haunts her and she desperately seeks refuge from her nightmares. What follows is her emotional story as she fights her way through oppression, searching for a home, identity and love.
Yearning for a high-stakes adventure?
Jump into One Puzzling Afternoon by Emily Critchley
A disappearance, a mystery and a race against the clock…this heart-pounding book has it all. In 1951, 15-year-old Edie Green befriends popular girl Lucy Theddle, and Edie thinks all her troubles are over. Then Lucy goes missing. In 2018, 84-year-old Edie spots Lucy one day in their town, only she looks the same as she did when they were 15. Now, Edie must uncover the truth quickly…before Lucy is gone forever.
Need cooking inspiration?
We’ve all been there: It’s the end of a busy day yet there’s still more to do and mouths to feed. How do you get it all done? Food Network star Aarti Sequeira answers this question in Unwind—a new Christian devotional cookbook that brings peace to meal prep! Filled with 50 tasty recipes, including Bombay Gnocchi and Sweet Tea Teriyaki Pork, 50 heartfelt devotions, beautiful inspirational quotes and Scripture, this guide ensures full bellies and full hearts.
Craving a mental break?
Dive into The Prospectors by Ariel Djanikian
A captivating, unforgettable saga first begins when Alice Bush’s brother-in-law strikes gold in the Yukon Territory. Their family goes from rags-to-riches as they take the opportunity to make the trek to Klondike during the Gold Rush era. Then one hundred years later, in 2015, Alice’s great-great-granddaughter Anna faces questions of justice when she travels to Klondike to bequeath her would-be inheritance to the First Nations peoples who paid the price for its creation. What follows is a compelling tale of the American Dream and its rippling effects across generations.
Searching for swoon-worthy romance?
Pick up The Love Rematch by Kay Marie
Brimming with a lovable main character and swoon-worthy moments, this sweet saga stars Emily Peters, whose life changes when a clip goes viral of her mother on national TV begging America to help her find a boyfriend. She is then offered the lead on a hit dating show, The Love Match. But the fun turns to disaster when she arrives on set and comes face-to-face with Jake, the man who broke her heart seven years ago—and her new producer. Unexpectedly, sparks start flying behind the scenes and Jake might soon realize she was the best one that ever got away…
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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