Spring is finally here. After months of dark and cold, it’s time to spread out a blanket in the backyard, get some fresh air and soak up the sun. And what better way to emerge from hibernation than with an exceptionally good book in hand?
Fortunately, readers are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a captivating new read for spring 2019. This season promises releases of heart-pounding romances set in the American West, intimate looks inside the complicated world of marriage and domestic life, a humorous quest for happiness when life falls apart and much, much more. With so many stories in bloom, how will you choose which one to get cozy with this spring? We’re here to help. Check out the list below for five fresh titles that belong on your bookshelf right now.
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'Letters From a Peaceful Lane' by Janet Dailey
Readers have been waiting more than a year for the next installment in author Janet Dailey’s New Americana series, and it has finally arrived. Letters From a Peaceful Lane ($6.47, Amazon) gives readers a deeply personal view of life in the Ozark Mountains outside of Branson, MO, where Allison Caldwell is struggling to save her marriage after finding love letters her husband held onto from his first wife. The correspondence sheds new light on her own marriage and offers fresh insight into her husband’s heart. Will the letters drive a wedge between husband and wife, or draw the pair closer together? Pick up a copy of this hardcover book to find out.
Marrying My Cowboy
'Marrying My Cowboy' by Diana Palmer, Lindsay McKenna, and Kate Pearce
Between the wide open spaces, loyal families and a fierce sense of independence, cowboy romance stories are the perfect escape from the tediousness of everyday life. Fans of the genre (or anyone interested in giving it a try) won’t be able to put down their copy of Marrying My Cowboy ($5.98, Amazon). An anthology of short stories from three of the 21st century’s most legendary Western and Heartland romance authors, “Marrying My Cowboy” offers three distinct tales that show readers the way to a cowboy’s heart. By women, for women, these tender love stories capture the spirit and complexity of the West.
100 Parks 5000 Ideas Book
'100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do' by Joe Yogerst
Released just in time to plan your summer vacation, National Geographic’s new book 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas ($19.36, Amazon) is an ode to North America’s most spectacular natural sites and the amazing experiences you can have within them. The artsy tome boasts vibrant, engaging photography and tons of helpful travel tips that will help you catch a glimpse of rare wildlife, find the best spot for a sunset and take in panoramic views of breathtaking landscapes. Devote some space on your coffee table to this inspiring book and you’ll find yourself flipping through it again and again throughout the year.
Women With Money Book
'Women With Money: The Judgement-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve' by Jean Chatzky
As the Today show’s award-winning financial editor and chief executive officer of HerMoney, Jean Chatzky knows a thing or two about money. She reveals all her personal finance secrets in Women With Money ($18.30, Amazon). Her book will show you that managing money isn’t just about balancing your checkbook and stashing away a few bucks for a rainy day—it’s about making every dollar you earn work for you and help you accomplish your dreams. Plus, her relaxed approach takes the stress out of budgeting and investing, empowering readers to take control of their money and use it to create the life they really want. Reading this insightful book might just be the best investment you make this spring.
Trophy Life Book
'Trophy Life' by Lea Geller
If you loved “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” you won’t be able to put down Trophy Life ($10.37, Amazon). This lighthearted, refreshingly honest read by author Lea Geller follows the adventures of heroine Agnes Parsons as she loses the life she always wanted (think: a gorgeous Santa Monica home complete with house staff) and makes a penniless move across the country with her infant daughter. The journey is one that will help the witty protagonist discover the meaning of happiness and the person she was ultimately meant to be. Smart, humorous and touching, Agnes and her search for meaning is a story that will find a place in your heart.