Welcome, fellow book lovers, to the 28th week of the Woman’s World — also known as WW — book club! This week, we’re sharing our favorite historical romances, thrillers, mysteries and more. No matter what kind of bookish mood you’re in, these tales are sure to entertain. And there’s one thing we can guarantee: These books are curated to lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.
Here is our WW book club roundup for January 8th – January 13th, 2024. Let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you! (To quickly access all our WW book club recommendations, click here.)
Love historical romance?
Pick up a copy of An Inconvenient Earl by Julia London
Beloved author Julia London has penned more than 30 beautiful love stories, and her latest follows suit. Countess Emma Clark enjoys being the head of her house while her no-good husband is on an expedition. So when she learns that he may have died, she decides to tell everyone all is well. Then Luka Olivien, Earl of Marlaine, comes to return her husband’s watch, only to find Emma is tangled in a lie. Steamy passion ensues!
In need of a laugh and a case to crack?
Pull out your magnifying glass and read Public Anchovy #1 by Mindy Quigley
In the hilariously delicious third installment of the Deep Dish Mystery series, a riveting, fun whodunit transpires. As pizza chef Delilah O’Leary’s restaurant is struggling through the slow winter season, her love life is heating up with hunky police detective Calvin Capone. But when a dead body is found at the town’s fundraiser party, Capone and Delilah must catch the killer — or else their lives could be on the line next!
Searching for an adrenaline rush?
Find a thrill within the pages of Vigilante Justice by Jacquelin Thomas
Adrenaline races in this electric page-turner following Everleigh Taylor, who has always been determined to build a safe life for her daughter. But now, someone dangerous is targeting them. As she and Detective Declan Blanchet plunge back into a terrifying past, Declan’s unwavering protection gives Everleigh hope for the future. But as their adversary gets closer, they wonder if this is a fight they can actually win.
Yearning for a head-over-heels saga?
Fall in love with Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros
Heart-wrenching moments and emotion abound in this novel by bestselling author Rebecca Yarros. Josh Walker and December “Ember” Howard have fought tirelessly to keep their romance alive — through grief, distance and the military. But when Josh is called to Afghanistan, fear strikes Ember, as that’s where she lost her father. As Josh heads off, Ember must decide if this is an obstacle that love can conquer.
Looking to ease anxiety?
Discover tips from Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety by Uma Naidoo, MD
As a new year begins and our to-do lists multiply, so does the spiral of worry and stress. To the rescue: author, psychiatrist, pro chef and nutritional biologist Dr. Uma Naidoo’s new book, which reveals research about how to use food as a tool for calming the mind. With science-backed insights and tips — like diet plans for managing anxiety and what to eat to lower inflammation — she shares the nutritional keys that can unlock a daily life of serenity, peace and joy!
On the hunt for a page-turner?
Feel your heart race with Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels
In this thrilling tale by bestselling author Fern Michaels, Isabelle “Izzy” Flanders and Yoko Akia are building a cafe that will be the hit of the market. But they run into trouble and enlist the help of Izzy’s old classmate, Zoe Danfield — who is now vice president of a huge construction corporation. But Zoe hasn’t been the same ever since a bridge she designed collapsed, causing hundreds of people to die. Now, the more Zoe learns, the less she knows, leaving her with only one option — to investigate and learn what happened.
In the mood to escape reality?
Get lost in The Weekend Retreat by Tara Laskowski
On the annual Van Ness sibling’s weekend getaway to their winery, all they want to do is sit back and relax without the pressure of the public eye. But after a couple of drinks and a torrential rainstorm, old tensions arise, and the siblings are forced to either deal with their problems or let their problems destroy them.
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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.