The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston
When Ben wakes up in the hospital, he doesn’t know why or how he got there. He starts to recall snippets of what he remembers. He was a limo driver to the rich. His son died, which drove him and his wife to separate. Cola, his younger brother, has shady people after him.
Maggie, Ben’s wife, is stuck at home with a pile of bills and can’t find employment. She is still distraught over the loss of their son. Maggie turns to her brother, Francis, for help despite him being known for the viral video, “Drunk Priest Propositions Cops.”
This is a sincere and truthful story about many broken people who try to love and heal from their hardships. It was easy to slip into the book over an evening. Billie Livingston has done it again.
The book is now available at your local bookstore.
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
It was just like any other weekend for Quinn and Esther. She leaves her roommate on a Saturday night for some fun at a local bar. Quinn wakes up early the next morning not alone. She excuses the one-night stand fast and waits for Esther to return with her coffee and bagel, as per their weekly routine. Only Esther doesn’t show up. Quinn begins to search her room to find out what happened to her. What she finds out makes her wonder if she knew Esther at all.
A mysterious woman appears in a small town just outside of Chicago. She befriends eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo where he works at the local coffee shop.
What comes next had me up late at night to find out what happens in the story. It is Mary’s best tale to date.
The book is out on May 17, 2016.
The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
Hannah and Kate have been friends since they were in school. Hannah celebrated when Kate married her husband, David, and they started their family.
Hannah and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby. When she is told she will never get pregnant, the heartbreak is immense. Then, Kate offers to be Hannah’s surrogate.
This strong bond of two friends is fierce, until a devastating tragedy sends them on a tailspin that they might not heal from.
It is a raw and honest tale of two friends who risk everything for each other.
The book is out July 12, 2016.
Disclosure: I was sent copies for all three books for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
What book are you looking forward to reading this year?