Hallelujah — women are finally in charge of the literary world. No lady power quite equates to that from our fearless trailblazing female clients and their unstoppable influential voices. We rounded up nine of spring’s most buzz-worthy, soul-stirring titles to add to your vacation tote (and trust us, you won’t be able to put them down).
Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler
What happens when you fall in love with a Jewish man in 1985 Germany? Annette Gendler did, and her memoir divulges the harrowing hurdles the soulmates faced at every stage of their relationship. From lingering Holocaust scars to the relentless ripples of history, Jumping Over Shadows will make your couple struggles pale in comparison.
Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead by Cindy Callaghan
Talk about a book that inspires women from a young age. Aspiring actress Sydney Mackenzie’s west coast dream life is turned upside down when her parents trade in their SoCal landscape for that of a cemetery in Delaware. The nightmare turns one shade darker when Sydney unearths mystery surrounding the house that threatens to shatter everything she ever knew. Warning: the adrenaline will flow page after delicious page.
Renegade Red by Lauren Horowitz
We love a strong female heroine and Noa Sullivan is sure to captivate the heart of every reader forever. Desperate to rescue her sister from a magical realm, Noa braves secret labyrinths, horrifying tyrants, heartbreaking deceit and unpredictable betrayal for the sake of her sibling. Not only with Renegade Red leave you with major appreciation for your family, but also keep you entertained until the extraordinary conclusion.
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany
For women, 2017 is the year to be fearless, brave and unapologetically loud every single day. Consent is one of the most fervently debated topics and Amy Hatvany easily shatters every preconceived falsity surrounding the topic. It Happens All the Time is the heartbreakingly raw reality of what happens when the lines of consent become blurred and the rippling consequences that occur once they are crossed.
A Ring of Truth: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel by Michelle Cox
Girls run the world and our detective skills aren’t quite bad either. In the latest installment of the epic love story between Henrietta and Clive Howard, the soulmates face unexpected sources of trouble that threaten to tear them apart: immeasurable wealth, a lavish estate and Clive’s mysteriously disapproving family. Chances are you’re already addicted to the series, but A Ring of Truth will take that obsession to the next level.
The Absence of Evelyn by Jackie Townsend
Newly divorced Rhonda is haunted by her sister’s ghost and travels to Italy to confront the man who stole her sibling’s heart. Meanwhile, her own daughter ventures to Northern Vietnam to meet a man she has never seen before. If you’re craving a global adventure about ladies soul-searching through world travel, congrats, you just discovered it.
Back to Work After Baby by Lori Mihalich-Levin
Being a mom is the toughest undertaking in the world, but returning to professional hustle simultaneously deserves honors. In her dazzlingly empowering reading treat, mama and master wordsmith Lori Mihalich divulges the secrets to make your grand post-baby work returns as smooth, wonderful and successful as possible.
The Secret Room by Sandra Block
Sandra Block has shattered the typically male-dominated thriller genre to become one of 2017’s most promising (and most suspenseful) female voices. If you aren’t already addicted to the Dr. Zoe Goldman series, this installment centers around the mysterious deaths of her patients and her desperate quest to escape the blame that could leave her entire life in ruins. Ladies and gents, this is weekend reading at its finest.
The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey
We all know the importance of having our own lady tribes, and The Saturday Evening Girls Club is a complete literary celebration of that. Four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End turn their weekly pottery group into a “pow wow” for making their American dreams a wonderful reality. Riveting and dripping with inspiration on every page, The Saturday Evening Girls Club is a powerhouse of empowerment.