This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
There are so many books coming out all the time that it's difficult to keep up. Thank goodness for Twitter. There you'll find top authors shouting from the rooftops about books they've read and enjoyed. Thank you, top authors, we do like the sound of this lovely lot.
1. A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale – Miranda Dickinson (@wurdsmyth), author of I'll Take New York, described Patrick's novel, out in March, as a "wildly romantic, heartbreakingly gorgeous novel." Harry Cane is a conventional man, but when his secret is discovered, it costs him his wife and child, and he departs Edwardian England for the remote and unforgiving Canadian Prairies. The story behind the novel, detailed on Patrick's website, is also rather fascinating. Patrick can be found on Twitter @PNovelistGale.
2. The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson – Katy Regan (@katyreganwrites), author of The Story of You, describes Lucy's novel as, "quite frankly, horribly good. Funny, dark, characters that sparkle. How does she do it?" Out in April, The Day We Disappeared is about two young women, Annie and Kate, who are running away from their past. But what is Annie's secret? And why has Kate run away? Lucy can be found on Twitter @lucy_robinson.
3. Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – Alex Potter (@AlexPotterBooks), author of The Love Detective, describes being "totally gripped" by Little Lies. It is a novel packed with secrets and scandal. Jane keeps moving to escape her past and finally settles at an idyllic seaside town. Who would have thought a small incident at her child's school would end in murder?4. The Lie by CL Taylor – Rowan Coleman (@rowancoleman), author of The Memory Book, stayed in the bath until it was cold to read The Lie by @callytaylor, describing it as "incredibly gripping and creepy". Best friends Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al embark on a trip of a lifetime together. But only two make it back alive. They've been torn apart by lies and deception…
5. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – The rather marvellous Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes), author of The Woman Who Stole My Life, describes this recently published new novel by Anne Tyler, in typical Marian fashion, as "bliddy FABLISS", going on to describe Anne as "a magician person". This is the story of Abby and Red Whitshank and the three generations of the family they have grown.
Have you heard about any fantastic forthcoming novels through the grapevine? Any of these strike your fancy?