Welcome to the WW book club! This week, we’re sharing our favorite new fantasies, rom-coms, family sagas and more — they’re sure to entertain! And there’s another thing we can guarantee: These books will lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.
Here is our WW book club roundup for February 11th — February 17th, 2024. Let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We always love hearing from you! (To quickly access all our WW book club recommendations, click here.)
Searching for a fantastical otherworldly adventure?
Bestselling author Sarah J. Maas returns with the third spellbinding, heart-racing saga in the beloved Crescent City series. After being stranded in a strange world, Bryce Quinlan has to do everything she can to get back home to Midgard. Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar finds himself stripped of his freedom in the Asteri’s dungeons with no way to help Bryce. Now, they must devise a new plan to save their world.
Looking for an immersive family saga set in the ’70s?
Set in 1970s New York, this rich, enthralling tale follows American designer Astrid Bricard, who is the talk of the town alongside fellow designer Hawk Jones. Yet Astrid still can’t escape the shadow of her mother, Mizza Bricard, who was once a “muse” for Christian Dior. Then Astrid disappears. Now, her daughter Blythe holds what is left of her mother and grandmother’s stories. She must uncover the truth of what really happened to Astrid and claim what’s left of the Bricard legacy.
Enjoy lighthearted workplace rom-coms?
Try Not Bad For A Girl by Anastasia Ryan
Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and unforgettable charm, this romantic-comedy of errors stars Indiana “Ana” Aaron, a talented coder and IT specialist. After Ana speaks up and bruises her boss’ ego, she’s moved to the remote working team. Luckily, she has Shane, a handsome tech guy, who helps her find a way to triumph over the workplace biases. Sparks start flying as they work to set things right for Ana’s career. A fun blend of humor and heart!
In the mood for a moving historical fiction novel?
Try The American Queen by Vanessa Miller
Readers are transported to 1869 in the American South in this captivating tale penned by bestselling author Vanessa Miller. Louella is now freed from the Montgomery Plantation, where she was enslaved. After she marries Reverend William — the one man she respects — he listens to her pleas to lead former slaves off the plantation. Soon, William and Louella become “king and queen” of their self-proclaimed kingdom as they share joy and fight for the freedom of all. A powerful story of love, hate, hope and resilience.
Need a positive change in your day-to-day life?
Are you about to try something new but find yourself feeling self-conscious or nervous? To the rescue: Bestselling Christian author and beloved social media star Tabitha Brown’s new book helps readers find the joyful benefits of pushing yourself to try new things. With her signature warmth and wise insights — like tapping into the wonder of your inner child and not letting your triggers set you back — she gently guides users through a 30-day challenge to try one new thing a day to boost positive changes and confidence, help overcome fears and find happiness in unexpected places!
On the hunt for an intriguing historical drama?
In her riveting debut novel, Avery Cunningham transports readers back to early 20th century Chicago. It’s 1921 and Nelly Sawyer, daughter of the wealthiest Black family in North America, is dealing with the aftermath of her brother’s death. She is now the premier debutante, but Nelly’s aspirations reach beyond high society. For the past year, she’s worked undercover as investigative journalist. Now, she’s facing her biggest story yet: exposing the so-called Mayor of Maxwell Street. She soon enlists the help of speakeasy owner Jay Shorey. As they work together to bring about lasting change, their feelings for one another grow. A layered story of love, historical drama and intrigue.
In the mood for a steamy LOL-worthy historical romance?
Try To Woo and To Wed by Martha Waters
Pitch-perfect banter and sizzling scenes abound in To Woo and to Wed, the fifth and final installment of The Regency Vows series by Martha Waters. This story follows West, the Marquess of Weston and soon-to-be Duke, and recently widowed, Sophie, also known as Lady Fitzwilliam Bridewell. West and Sophie are not new friends. Years ago, they were almost engaged…that is until West’s accident and his meddling father derailed it all. Now, they have a chance to reunite but it’s not what it seems. What follows is a series of schemes, secrets and fake engagements and a second chance at happily ever after. This novel is sure to delight fans of Bridgerton!
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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.