New Books Publishing This Week

June 2, 2014 books, New Releases 7

June is packed with new releases, some I’ve been able to read, and some I can’t wait to purchase! Here are the books publishing the week of June 1st I’m excited for, in no particular order.

The Midwife

The Midwife is a stunning narrative that explores maternal attachment in all its forms, and God’s all-encompassing care and plan, even when we take on His role and try to direct our own paths. Ms. Petersheim colors outside the lines with her unique writing style, and I have once again fallen in love with her work.      

Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of A Woman of Fortune and Mother of Pearl (
All Day and a Night

“A masterfully plotted, psychologically complex thriller, Alafair Burke’s All Day and a Night raises larger questions about the choices we make, the mistakes we can’t undo. Whip-smart and emotionally deft, it delivers all the way through its final pages.” –Megan Abbott (publisher)

Mr. Mercedes

In the gloomy pre-dawn hours of a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed hopefuls are lined up for a job fair. Without warning, a merciless driver plows through the crowd in a roaring Mercedes. Eight people are killed; 15 are wounded. The killer escapes into the early-spring fog never to be seen from again. Until now…(

Save the Date

A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime-one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.(

The Art of Arranging Flowers

“Captured my heart on the first page…A beautiful novel filled with tender wisdom and unforgettable characters who understand love, loss, and the alchemy of just the right flowers.”—Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Lemon Orchard (

A Long Time Gone

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, that’s exactly what happens—Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.

What she hopes to find is solace with “Bootsie,” her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.

But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations. (

This is a wide variety of genres and themes.  I actually listened to some of Mr. Mercedes last night, a teaser available on the website, wow so creepy and good, I might purchase the audio.

This is just one week of new books. What are you looking forward to?

7 Responses to “New Books Publishing This Week”

  1. Sarah @ Sarah's Book Shelves

    All Day and A Night looks great! I’m not normally a Stephen King fan (although 11/22/63 was one of my all time favorites, but not his usual fare), so will wait to hear what people think of Mr. Mercedes. So many great books and so little time! I’m still working on all the awesome May releases!

  2. Michelle

    I cannot wait for the new Stephen King! I will be using one of my Audible credits for it this month without a doubt!

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