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June Reads I Am Looking Forward To

The weather is finally starting to make me believe that spring is here to stay. Is there anything nicer than being able to leave your windows wide open and sit back and enjoy a book? June's new releases have definitely piqued my interest and these are just some of the books I am looking forward to next month. All book covers are clickable and will take you right to their Goodreads page.

Author: Anne Sebba

Publication Date: Jun. 8, 2021

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pages: 320

The story of Ethel Rosenberg, half of the infamous Rosenberg spy duo. Was Ethel really a spy or did she just have such a strong sense of loyalty that she refused to speak against her husband? I have long wanted to read a book about the Rosenbergs so I am hoping that this will shed light on Ethel as a person, a mother, a wife, and an American.

Author: Beatriz Williams

Publication Date: Jun. 1, 2021

Publisher: William Morrow

Pages: 448

After World War II, a new war started where Russia was the enemy. When an American diplomat and her husband disappear, people begin to wonder if the Russians kidnapped them or if they decided to defect on their own to help the Communists. The theme of this book caught my eye as soon as I read the description and I knew this was going to be something I had to read.

Author: Marius Gabriel

Publication Date: Jun. 1, 2021

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Pages: 351

When Max Wolff, a soldier in the Reich, is wounded and sent home to heal, he discovers that his mother has been hiding two Jewish women. Considering Max swore his allegiance to Hitler after his father is arrested for his anti-Hitler mentality, he is morally obligated to turn the two women in. As time goes on, Max realizes it is becoming harder and harder to do as he feels he should. I have read many stories from WWII from the viewpoint of the Holocaust victims and think it will be interesting to see things from the perspective of a Nazi soldier.

Author: Camille Aubray

Publication Date: Jun. 15, 2021

Publisher: William Morrow

Pages: 432

Three women marry into a well-known Italian family and are forced to take over for their husbands when they are called to war. The women are made to contend with mobsters such as Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. It will be interesting to see World War II from the perspective of the wives left at home when their husbands are at war.

Author: Marie Benedict

Publication Date: Jun. 29, 2021

Publisher: Berkeley Books

Pages: 352

This is the story of Bella de Costa Green, personal librarian to J.P. Morgan. During her work for Morgan, Bella is responsible for curating rare artwork, photographs, and other important documents. During her time as Morgan's librarian, Bella is hiding a secret - she is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first black graduate of Harvard. She is an African-American woman who passes for white which opens an entire world to her. Bella does what she must to protect her secret and her family all while working for one of the most powerful men in the world. Marie Benedict has quickly become an auto-buy author for me as I know that everything she writes will be an amazing read.

Author: Alka Joshi

Publication Date: Jun. 22, 2001

Publisher: Mira Books

Pages: 384

Following the journey of Malik, the homeless urchin who worked with Lakshmi in The Henna Artist, he returns to the Pink City where employment has been secured for him with the Singhs. When a construction project Malik is working on with Ravi Singh falls apart, Malik takes the bulk of the blame and risks what he does for a living and those he cares about most. I am anxious to see where Malik ends up and to see how Lakshmi has fared since being forced to leave her home.

Author: Kate Moore

Publication Date: Jun. 22, 2021

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Pages: 560

In the 1860s, women are meant to be seen and not heard but Elizabeth Packard is a strong-willed, free-thinking woman married to a man who doesn't want to hear her thoughts. In order to put her in her place, he does what most irrational husbands did back then - he had her committed to an insane asylum. Elizabeth comes to understand that she is not the only sane woman who has been committed at the request of a husband who no longer wanted to deal with them. Elizabeth sets out to make changes to the law so no one else has to ever be accused of being crazy simply for being an outspoken woman. Kate Moore can always be counted on to tell a wonderful story about women who have made a difference through their own suffering.

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