Welcome, fellow literature lovers, to the 18th 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 felines to falling in love, to flashbacks in time to fantasy lands and finding a killer, 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 is our book club round-up for October 29th to November 4th — 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?
Crack open Nine Lives and Alibis by Cate Conte
Spooky danger and intrigue ensue in this whodunit set in Daybreak Harbor. The town is gearing up for Halloween, and Maddie James is planning the festivities. But when Maddie’s sister, Sam, books a medium named Balfour Dempsey for the celebrations, he’s later found dead after being pushed off the cliffs near a haunted inn. Now, Maddie and her family must solve the eerie crime that’ thrown the town into a frenzy!
Looking for lullabies and second chances?
Lovable characters, a musical premise and heartfelt emotion…this fun novel has it all! When journalist Cecilia James finds a clue to the identity of the muse for one of rock’s greatest love songs, she sets out to write the article. Then musician Eddie Vee and his muse, Sara Friedman, open up to Cecilia, but she struggles to write them a happy ending. In the process, Cecilia learns that broken hearts can be healed—even her own.
Craving a historical getaway?
Grab The Blackwoods by Brandy Colbert
This glamorous and sweeping saga stars Blossom Blackwood, who first graced the silver screen in 1962. In the decades that follow, Blossom becomes the matriarch of the most famous Black family in Hollywood. But now, in the wake of Blossom’s death, her great-granddaughters, Hollis and Ardith, face pressures that she left behind. Written in all three of their voices, this story details the rich history of one family’s fame and legacy.
Need a little love and laughter?
Fall in love with Sweeten the Deal by Katie Shepard
Laugh-out-loud charm and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sweet tale. MBA student Caroline Sedlacek is desperate to find something more out of life. Meanwhile, artist Adrian Landry wants to get his life back on track and find a new gallery for his art. So when his roommate lists him on a questionable dating site, he meets Caroline. These two have nothing in common…but soon find themselves getting closer.
Searching for a boost of joy?
Find happiness within Managing Your Emotions: Daily Wisdom for Remaining Stable in an Unstable World, a 90 Day Devotional by Joyce Meyer
Our feelings can take us on an emotional roller coaster that is hard to get off of. To the rescue: Bible teacher and bestselling author Joyce Meyer‘s new book, which shares wisdom on how to manage emotions and see God’s purpose in your feelings. This 90-day guide helps us learn to stand firm and stay in charge amid life’s challenges. With wit and easy tips — like daily prayers and encouraging Scriptures — Meyer helps readers take control of fickle feelings and find daily peace.
In the mood for some fun feline facts?
Cuddle up with The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us at Meow by Sarah Brown
Ever wonder what your furry friend is saying? In her new book, renowned cat behavior scientist of over thirty years, Dr. Sarah Brown works as a translator for cat lovers everywhere. With science-backed research, she shares secrets of cat communication — like how cats use tail signals to interact with each other and their owners, and how their meow is meant to mimic the cry of a human infant. Through historical records and cat-human communication studies, Dr. Brown helps readers learn even more about their four-legged companions.
Interested in feeling the magic of a long-lost land?
Feel transported in Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare
A search for power, rich nobles and unraveling secrets… this thrilling magical tale has it all. When Kel, an orphan, becomes the Sword Catcher — the body double of a royal heir, Prince Conor Aurelian — he knows his destiny is to die for Conor. But when his path crosses with Lin Caster, one of the members of a small community whose members still possess magical abilities, the duo soon finds themselves drawn into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King, the criminal ruler of Castellane’s underworld. They soon must question what could possibly be worth the price of betrayal.
Missed our last WW book club picks? Find them here!
This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.
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