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  • Writer's pictureAgata Okon

June 2023 The Best New Releases

Hey there! In this blog post, I'll be sharing with you the most exciting new releases coming out in June 2023. I'll cover the best of what's to come next month. For all my fellow book lovers, I'll be highlighting the latest titles from popular authors and debut writers. Expect thrilling page-turners and thought-provoking literary works.

Coming June 6, 2023

The Whispers by Ashley Audrain

Looking for a propulsive page-turner? Look no further than "The Whispers" by Ashley Audrain, the #1 bestselling author of "The Push." This chilling novel follows four suburban families whose lives are forever changed when the unthinkable happens.

Set in the well-to-do neighborhood of Harlow Street, the story begins with a seemingly perfect summer barbecue that quickly turns into a nightmare. After Whitney, the hostess, loses her temper with her disobedient son, the same boy falls from his bedroom window in the middle of the night. As his life hangs in the balance, the women of the neighborhood grapple with the events that led up to that terrible night.

Blair, Whitney's people-pleasing best friend, suspects that something isn't quite right. Rebecca, the ER doctor who helps treat Whitney's son, has struggled with infertility. And Mara, the older woman next door, watches as everyone's world unravels from her front porch.

Coming June 6, 2023

The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende

Are you a fan of historical fiction? Then you'll love "The Wind Knows My Name." This novel weaves together the stories of Samuel Adler, a young boy fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938, and Anita Díaz, a seven-year-old girl seeking refuge in the United States with her mother in 2019.

As Samuel's family loses everything during Kristallnacht, his mother secures a spot for him on a Kindertransport train to England. Anita and her mother flee El Salvador, seeking safety in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, leaving Anita alone at a camp in Nogales.

While at the camp, Anita escapes to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, a social worker named Selena Durán enlists the help of a successful lawyer to track down Anita's mother.

Coming June 13, 2023

The Spectacular by Fiona Davis

Follow the story of nineteen-year-old Marion Brooks, who is expected to settle down with her high school sweetheart and start a family. But Marion feels trapped and longs for something more. When she gets the chance to audition for the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, she takes it and embarks on a dazzling new career.

Meanwhile, the city is in turmoil as the "Big Apple Bomber" continues to plant bombs in crowded public spaces. With the police struggling to find leads, they turn to young doctor Peter Griggs, who uses psychological profiling to catch criminals. As Marion and Peter become unexpectedly involved in the search for the bomber, Marion realizes she must take a terrifying risk and stand out from the crowd if she hopes to catch the culprit.

Coming June 13, 2023

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Looking for a STEMinist romcom that features rival physicists, academic feuds, and fake dating shenanigans? Look no further than the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.

The book follows the story of Elsie Hannaway, a theoretical physicist juggling two lives. By day, she's an adjunct professor, working hard to land tenure. By night, she poses as a fake girlfriend, using her people-pleasing skills to embody any persona her clients need. But things take a turn when she meets Jack Smith, an experimental physicist who ruined her mentor's career and stands in the way of her dream job.

Despite her initial plan for scholarly sabotage, Elsie can't help but feel drawn to Jack. As she falls deeper into his orbit, she wonders if it's finally time to put her guarded theories on love into practice. Will Elsie and Jack be able to put their academic feud aside and explore their feelings for each other? Or will their rivalry continue to keep them apart?

Coming June 13, 2023

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

Looking for an exciting novel filled with drama, love, and self-discovery? Look no further than The Five-Star Weekend, the latest release from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hotel Nantucket.

Following a tragic car accident that takes her husband's life, Hollis Shaw finds herself struggling with the cracks in her picture-perfect life, including her strained marriage and complicated relationship with her daughter, Caroline. But when she hears about the "Five-Star Weekend," Hollis decides to organize her own trip to Nantucket, inviting a best friend from each phase of her life.

However, things don't go according to plan during the Five-Star Weekend. The husband of Hollis's childhood friend Tatum arranges for her first love, Jack Finigan, to join them, stirring up old feelings. Tatum must also deal with abrasive and elitist Dru-Ann, Hollis's best friend from college. Brooke, Hollis's friend from their thirties, has just discovered her husband's inappropriate relationship with a co-worker, and a stranger named Gigi, who reached out to Hollis through her food blog, holds many secrets.

Coming June 13, 2023

When the Hibiscus Falls by M. Evelina Galang

Experience the lives of Filipino and Filipino American women and their ancestors through seventeen stories that traverse borderlines, both mythic and real. "When the Hibiscus Falls," written by acclaimed author M. Evelina Galang, takes you on a journey from small villages in the Philippines to the hurricane-beaten coast of near-future Florida. This collection of intergenerational stories explores the triumphs and sorrows that connect generations of women, including daughters, sisters, mothers, aunties, cousins, and lolas.

As you read each story, you'll witness the mourning that occurs when an older generation dies and the celebration that comes with safeguarding their legacy for those who come after us. When the Hibiscus Falls features familiar figures from Galang's other acclaimed novels and stories, and dwells within the complexity of family, community, and Filipino American identity. Each story is an offering, a bloom that unfurls its petals and holds space in the sun.

Coming June 20, 2023

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Looking for a spine-chilling Gothic novel? Look no further than bestselling author Riley Sager's latest release, featuring a young caregiver tasked with working for a woman accused of a gruesome Lizzie Borden-style murder decades earlier.

The Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast in 1929, with Lenora Hope at the center of the speculation. But while she denies responsibility for the killings and has remained tight-lipped about that fateful night, her mysterious offer to new caregiver Kit McDeere reveals there may be more to the story.

As Lenora uses an old typewriter to communicate with Kit about the events leading up to the massacre, Kit discovers that the seemingly harmless woman may be hiding dangerous secrets. With new details about her predecessor's departure coming to light, Kit begins to suspect that Lenora may not be telling the complete truth. Get ready for a suspenseful journey through the decaying Hope's End mansion, where nothing is quite as it seems.

Coming June 27, 2023

Save What's Left by Elizabeth Castellano

The novel follows Kathleen Deane, a middle-aged woman who's been married to Tom for thirty years. When Tom tells her that he's no longer happy with his life and their marriage, Kathleen is understandably confused. After all, they live in Kansas and have been married for three decades - who said anything about being happy? But with Tom off to find himself, Kathleen starts to think about what she wants from life. Her thoughts eventually lead her to a small beach community on the east coast, a town called Whitbey that has always looked lovely in the Christmas letters her childhood friend Josie sends every year.

However, Kathleen quickly realizes that life in Whitbey is nothing like Josie's letters. Her new neighbor, Rosemary, is a cantankerous old woman, and the town's supervisor won't return Kathleen's emails. To make matters worse, her absentee neighbors are building a monstrosity of a holiday home called the Sugar Cube next door to her quaint cottage. As Kathleen becomes more involved in the fight against the Sugar Cube and town politics overall, she realizes that Whitbey may not be a fairytale, but it just might be exactly what she needed.

Coming June 27, 2023

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

If you're a fan of witty and wise love stories, then you won't want to miss the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics. This new book follows the story of a book publicist who has her future perfectly planned out, but things take an unexpected turn when she falls in love with her temporary roommate.

However, this isn't your typical love story. You see, the man she falls for lives seven years in the past! Despite their differences in time, she finds herself drawn to his kind eyes, Southern drawl, and his love for lemon pies.

But with heartbreak in her past, Clementine is hesitant to let her guard down and fall in love again. She's always had a plan to keep her heart safe: work hard, find someone decent to love, and chase her dreams, even if they seem impossible.

As Clementine navigates this time-traveling love story, she must grapple with the idea that love isn't just about timing, but also about taking a leap of faith. If you're ready for a heartwarming tale of love and lemon pies, then this book is a must-read.

Coming June 27, 2023

The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams

As the first summer season after World War II approaches, the wealthy Peabody family's idyllic seaside estate, Summerly, receives a glamorous new guest in the form of Olive Rainsford. Olive's arrival opens a window of opportunity for Emilia Winthrop, a descendant of the island's settlers and daughter of Summerly's year-round caretaker, who spent the war years caring for her mother.

As Emilia grows close to Olive and falls for the honorable Shep Peabody, the promise of Peabody patronage is threatened by the arrival of FBI agent Sumner Fox, who demands Emilia's help in capturing a Soviet spy transmitting crucial intelligence on the West's atomic weapons program from Summerly.

Fast forward to April 1954, and Emilia is a professor at Wellesley College when shocking news arrives that the traitor she helped convict is about to be swapped for an American spy imprisoned in the Soviet Union, with a mysterious condition only Emilia can fulfill. Summoned to CIA headquarters, Emilia is forced to confront the harrowing consequences of her actions that summer and make a choice that could destroy the Peabody family, as well as her chance for redemption.


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