Karin

Karin is a familiar face to many of you. She's still reading a lot - especially historical fiction - and she's always happy to tell you about her latest favorite.

The Heir Affair (The Royal We #2) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538715918
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

The Heir Affair is the second installment in the Royal We series and didn't disappoint. I was so excited to enjoy the royal lives of Bex, Nick and Freddie again .  As readers of the first book might remember, Nick and Bex leave their royal wedding at the end of the novel after a scandal is revealed. Book two starts with the newly married couple hiding in Scotland wearing disguises and enjoying not being followed by the media. But when the Queen calls them back to the castle the couple must conform to a new path. This story is funny, unfilled and even has a family secret that was shocking to read about.
The authors must have been clairvoyants to have written a royal story centered around an American marring into the English monarchy. Please note: This isn't the story of Will and Kate or Harry and Megan but a fun romp of what royal life can be like both from the inside and coming from the outside. Yes, there are some similarities of the real Princes to these fictional characters but just on the surface.   


How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524701932
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

 

One of my favorite picture books is How to Babysit a Grandma, I usually purchase this title for baby showers. I’m so excited that a new release has join the read-aloud “How to” series of books, How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa. This super cute book written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by the talented Lee Wildish shares the motto…Reading is a blast! How do you make it even more fun? You read with our Grandma or Grandpa and let the good times begin. So, if you want to have fun reading to some youngsters, grab a copy of this book and start laughing.


Outsider: A Novel of Suspense (Kate Burkholder #12) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250142894
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 7th, 2020

 

Return to the town of Painters Mill, Ohio in author Linda Castillo’s newest Kate Burkholder novel of suspense. When a fellow female cop  from Kate’s past runs to this sleepy Amish community Kate is surprised to see her former friend, Gina. Year’s before the two  started the police academy together, but grew apart when Gina started down the dark side of the vice unit.  Now Gina needs Kates help. She reveals a shocking story of betrayal and revenge and the only person she can trust now is Kate as she hides from those looking to kill her. But, can Kate trust her? And if she does trust her will Kate pay the price? I have been a fan of this series from the very first novel, Sworn to Silence, which is one of my permanent staff picks here at Saturn Booksellers. Even if you haven’t read any other books in the series, but you should, you can still enjoy Outsider.


28 Summers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316420044
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 16th, 2020

During the 4th of July weekend I found myself floating on an innertube and reading 28 Summers by one of my favorites, Elin Hilderbrand. This  story of Mallory and Jack last 28 summers and the reader is pulled into the “Same time next year” love story. We meet them when both characters are young and full of life, and we are still learning about them as their hair starts to turn gray. Each chapter is a summer and the author list a “We are talking about” introduction. For example in 1994 we were talking about O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, the canceled World Series, the internet, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Phoebe. The chapter starters had me pulling up memories and not realizing how long ago Uber really started. By the end of the book, I was still in the innertube, and I had tears running down my face as the waves were crashing into me.


Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Beach Read, by Emily Henry, is the beach read of the summer. 
 
I laughed out loud reading this delightful story of two bestselling authors who are polar opposites. January writes funny romantic comedies  and Augustus pens literary fiction. 
 
When January moves into a cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan , she is surprised to see that her old U of M rival is her next door neighbor.  What these two have in common now is writer's block, so they place a bet. The first of them to sell their next novel wins, but there is a twist, they need to submit a novel that isn’t in their usual genre while taking each other on “field trips”.
 
Grab your beach towel, a floaty, and enjoy Beach Read.


Hideaway: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250207104
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

Since 1981, I have been a fan of Nora Roberts. I purchase every book that is released and I sit back and enjoy my time turning the pages. The newest Nora Roberts novel is Hideaway, and I enjoyed every word, every sentence and every chapter of the emotional suspense novel.

Meet the Sullivan’s,  Hollywood royalty. As they gather in Big Sur for a celebration of life, the family is changed forever when 9 year old Caitlyn is kidnapped.  Who is behind the kidnapping? And is a nine year old Cate a pampered princess or a smart, fighter?

When the police inform the family that they discovered a shocking betrayal, a person that Cate loved is sent to prison.  Years later the kidnapping, and all those involved, is still in the news and is still impacting the Sullivan family.


You Are Not Alone: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250202031
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

What would you do if you saw someone jump in front of a subway?  Shay Miller watchers in horror as a stranger, Amanda, commits suicide at a Manhattan subway platform. She becomes obsessed with Amanda and tracks down the information to attend her memorial service. While there we meets the glamorous Moore sisters, Jane and Cassandra, who were friends with Amanda. These sisters know a big secret of Amanda’s and they worry that Shay knows more then she let’s on. The beautiful, stylish sisters befriend the lonely Shay, but are they what they seem? And why do they want to be her friend?

 

The dynamic writing duo of Henricks and Pekkanen have written another psychological suspense novel that is full of twist, turns and guessing until the very end. Bravo!


Hello, Summer Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250256928
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 5th, 2020

I’m always so excited when the new Mary Kay Andrews book releases for the summertime.  I will be honest, I usually listen to her books on audio, but with the stay at home order still in effect I’m not driving enough to listen in the car. Hello, Summer was the perfect book to read while in quarantine. I was transported to the warm weather of gorgeous Florida, and I could imagine the warm breeze on my face and feel the sand on my toes. This fun and flirty novel has journalist Conley Hawkins coming home as her big city job falls apart, and working for the Silver Bay Beacon, her families small town newspaper that runs engagements, social gatherings, local gossip and the police blotter. When Conley witnesses an accident of a local congressman, her investigating reporting instincts take over and she must find the “ Real” answer. To complicate matters her sister is mad at her, her spunky Grandma health is failing, the beach house is literally falling apart and an ex-boyfriend causes trouble.  Pull out your beach chair and get ready to laugh.


Of Literature and Lattes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780785222040
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Published: Thomas Nelson - May 12th, 2020

For those that read  The Printed Letter Bookshop, you can return to the sweet and adorable town of Winsome, Illinois, in Katherine Reay’s newest book, Of Literature & Latte. I loved meeting  the charming cast of characters again ,that can be anyone in your small town.

 

When Alyssa Harrison’s life explodes in Silicon Valley, she realizes that she needs to return to her hometown to regroup and then move on with her life as fast as possible. While back she realizes that community can help you heal and just might not have to run away like planned.

Jeremy Mitchell has moved across the county to be closer to his daughter and to start his dream of opening a coffee shop. He lives and breaths coffee and invest everything that he has, both financially and emotionally,  to make the dream come true. But, there are obstacles, and he ask Alyssa to help research those obstacles.  What she finds might just make life more complex then both of them realized.

Even if you haven’t read The Printed Letter Bookshop, you are able to enjoy this delightful story but I can guarantee that you will run out to purchase.


The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

For fans of Jane Austen, you will adore this novel by Natalie Jenner. Meet the Jane Austen Society and the charming characters that live or visit the village of Chawton after World War I. Jane Austen lived in the village during the last years of her life and those that find themselves in the village during the early 1940’s are mesmerized by the history of the beloved author.   The society is made up of a fascinating  group of people who realize that if Chawton House doesn’t stay in the Knight family then some of the history of the remarkable author will be lost.

 

For anyone that knows me you know that I’m a Jane Austen groupie. I could see myself as one of the characters, using my energy, determination and love to  save something that the future generations to come would appreciate and learn from. Grab a copy and enjoy…and when you’re finished reading we can talk.