Welcome, fellow book lovers, to the 29th week of the Woman’s World — also known as WW — book club! This week, we’re sharing our favorite new historical fiction, romance, cozy mysteries and more — they’re sure to entertain! And there’s another 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 14th – January 20th, 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.)
In the mood for a captivating historical fiction novel?
Get lost in The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan
Readers are transported back to 1945 Malaya in this rich, spellbinding saga that follows Cecily Alcantara, a mother who was also an unlikely spy for Japanese forces during WWII. Ten years prior, a chance meeting with General Fuijwara lured her into a life of espionage. Now, she’ll do anything to save her family. This unforgettable story shines a light on the dangers of war and the lengths to which we’ll go to save the ones we cherish.
Looking for a fun historical romance?
Fall in love with The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
Drama, secrets and romance abound in this novel — which is the first in Krystal Marquis’ new series called The Davenports. In 1910, the Davenports are one of the few Black families of great wealth in a changing United States. The story is told from four points of view: Olivia and Helen, two of the Davenport children; Amy-Rose, a family friend and servant; and Olivia’s best friend, Ruby. A tale about high-society and love. Fans of Bridgerton will delight over this story!
In the mood for a blossoming love story?
Dive into Last Call at the Local by Sarah Grunder Ruiz
Filled with feel-good moments and heartfelt charm, this sweet story stars Raine Hart, a musician traveling around Europe. But when a mistake leaves Raine unable to perform in Ireland, she has to give up her nomadic life. She meets Jack Dunne, owner of the Local, who hires her to spruce up his pub. As they collaborate and begin to connect, sparks fly — soon they’ll have to decide if they’re ready to take a chance on love.
Enjoy following clues and cracking the case?
Open up The Dog Across the Lake by Krista Davis
Bestselling author Krista Davis is known for her adorably fun whodunits, and her latest in the Paws & Claws Mystery series follows suit! Holly Miller spots a dog across the lake one day, but she’s shocked to see the same dog in her bed the next morning. She later discovers the dog belongs to her estranged cousin, Josh. But when she returns the dog, she finds a dead body in his tent. Now, she must find the culprit before she’s next!
Want to start the new year off with a tidier space?
Learn tips and tricks from House Love: A Joyful Guide to Cleaning, Organizing, and Loving the Home You’re In by Patric Richardson
Out of all of the weekly tasks and to-do’s, cleaning the house can often feel impossible. To the rescue: Patric Richardson, host of The Laundry Guy on Discovery+,shares how to uncover the joy in household chores in his new book. With cheery wisdom, humor and warmth, Richardson shares tips, like which cleaning tools are worth the splurge and strategies for tidying every type of room, that turn cleaning and organizing into an act of love!
On the hunt for a story that melds romance and suspense?
Find out the truth in Fragile Designs by Colleen Coble
Bestselling author Colleen Coble delivers a thrilling story in her newest novel Fragile Designs. Since her police-officer husband Eric’s mysterious murder, Carly Harris struggles to support herself and their infant son. Then, her grandmother suggests Carly and her two sisters restore their large family home and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. But while cleaning the home, Carly uncovers a secret that Eric kept hidden. She asks homicide detective Lucas Bennett to help. What follows is a string of eerie clues, looming danger and a surprising chemistry that Carly and Lucas just can’t ignore.
Searching for a poignant mother-daughter story?
Try Upside Down by Danielle Steel
Legendary author Danielle Steel’s latest novel, Upside Down, is brimming with emotional scenes, memorable characters and heartfelt second chances. The plot follows Oscar-winning actress Ardith Law, who is a Hollywood icon at 62, and her estranged 38 year-old daughter, Morgan, a successful plastic surgeon in New York City. When Ardith falls into a complicated relationship with her new male assistant and Morgan falls head-over-heels in love with an older man, the mother-daughter duo turn to one another for advice. As each woman navigates her new romance, they cautiously lean on each other for guidance and attempt to put aside their past and embrace a new future.
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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.