December is the time of the year when book rollout tends to slow down and we get to enjoy books that we've already thought of. That being said these are the four December books I am most looking forward to.
The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights - Kitty Zeldis (Publication Date: December 6, 2022): This book is placed in the 1920s while jazz was new and upcoming. The lives of three women, Alice, Beatrice, and Catherine suddenly intertwine. When the young ward Alice brought with her decides to run away to New York City all three women must face their past indiscretions to face their futures.
Kitty Zeldis has another wonderful book out entitled Not Our Kind which was originally published in 2018.
The Sunshine Girls – Molly Fader (Publication Date: 12.6.2022): Betty Kat and Kitty are nursing students from very different backgrounds who become good friends. They are both determined to prove to their families that they can take care of themselves. After their first year of school, something happens that sets the women on very different paths yet strengthens their friendship at the same time. Years later when a famous movie star appears at their mother's funeral it unleashes the story of a life unknown to them prior.
Previous works by Molly Fader include The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season and The McAvoy Sisters' Book of Secrets.
Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit and Glamour of an Icon - Kate Anderson Brower (Publication Date: 12.6.2022): The only authorized biography of Elizabeth Taylor. This book delves into her childhood and how she became the last great actress of Hollywood's Golden Age. On top of telling the story of her multiple marriages, the book also delves into her charity work, especially as the co-founder of amFAR, a charity for AIDS awareness. This book is based on personal diaries, letters, and interviews with those in Taylor's life.
Many of Brower's previous novels have related to life in the White House and include The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies.
Five Survive - Holly Jackson (Publication Date: 12.8.2002): Eight friends decide to road trip down to celebrate spring break but get lost on the way and travel down a lonely path where they find themselves at the mercy of a sniper. A sniper who knows that one of them has a secret and wants them to admit it to save the others' lives. Slowly they attempt to figure out who has the secret and how best to get out with their lives.
If you were a fan of Jackson's previous trilogy, The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, then you are going to love this.