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FFW Book Club: Mystery, Murder, Marriage, and More in This Week’s List of Best New Books

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The transition to fall has begun! Sure, summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, but after Labor Day, we start yearning for cozy quilts, woodsy candles, and all things pumpkin spice. While the weather outside may still be frightfully hot where you are, autumn’s chill is en route, and it provides the perfect excuse to cuddle up to a good book. There’s nothing better than escaping into a captivating story (especially if it’s one of our book club suggestions!) while sipping on a hot cocoa by the fire. Here’s our list of this week’s best books.

Overkill by Sandra Brown

BOOK OF THE MOMENT

Why we love it:

  • Exciting plot
  • The suspense is real
  • Realistic characters and dialogue

This new title from the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, is a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat — and excitedly turning pages to see what happens next. The plot is both familiar and fresh, which is why we love it so! With his ex-wife’s fate hanging in the balance, a former football star and an assistant D.A. play a dangerous game to bring a violent criminal to justice. How far will they go to catch a killer? The answer will surprise you. Overkill is on sale now.

Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook

A witty, bizarre whodunit unfolds as librarian Carrie Singleton is drawn into yet another case. Carrie finds a dead body in the building attached to the library — and it turns out to be her fiancé’s Uncle Alec. Soon, Alec’s ghost appears at the library. Then one of the town’s council members is murdered. Now, Carrie, Smoky Joe, the resident cat, and Evelyn, the library’s ghost, must find the killer — or else.

The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland

This hilarious, feel-good saga stars a group of friends — Melissa, Priya, Tara and Suki — who make a pact at their 25th high school reunion to achieve their yearbook superlatives: Most Likely to Win the White House, Cure Cancer, Open a Michelin-Starred Restaurant and Join the Forbes 400. Nothing has gone according to plan so far, and they ask themselves: Are we too late? as they embark on an amazing journey.

A Bend of Light by Joy Jordan-Lake

Readers are transported back in time to a post-WWII America in this rich, riveting novel. Five years after the war, Amie Stilwell returns home to Maine from England. She reunites with her close confidant Shibby Travis, and the duo’s lives are changed when they find an abandoned boy and decide to take him in. As a mystery unravels, Amie uses her sharp wartime skills to uncover the town’s secrets and confront her own past.

Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams

Denise Williams is known for her swoon-worthy tales that celebrate love, and her latest rom-com follows suit! Divorce attorney RJ says she’s not a romantic, but when she ends up officiating a wedding in a park, the ceremony video goes viral. Now, she’s a sought-after officiant and she has to work with Lear, a former pro-football event manager-turned-wedding planner. At first they butt heads, but is the spark something more?

Healthy in a Hurry by Danielle Walker

After suffering from debilitating ulcerative colitis for decades, wellness expert and chef Danielle Walker finally regained her health by eating the right foods—and her newest cookbook proves just how easy and delicious healing can be! Healthy in a Hurry offers 150+ flavorful gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free recipes, including nutrient-dense favorites like Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Squash Noodles and Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp. With an array of make-ahead tips and shortcuts, it’s a guide to quick dishes that taste great…but make you feel even better!

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.

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