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Upcoming October Reads

October usually has one reaching for a spooky read but there are other options available. This month has a beautiful mix of new and previous authors These are the top four books that I am looking forward to this month:

Author: Caitlin Starling

Pages: 368

Publication Date: Oct. 5, 2021

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

This is a book I have been looking forward to since I heard about it. It sounds like a perfect spooky October read.

Jane Shoringfield determines that the best path for her life including marrying a man who will allow her to remain independent and able to work. Dr. Augustine Lawrence, a respected physician, is her first choice who has only one condition to their marriage of convenience...she was never to leave his family home, Lindridge Hall. When she finally resides there, she comes to understand that there is something not natural about the home, especially when her confident husband becomes scared and paranoid within its walls.


Author: Alice Hoffman

Pages: 400

Publication Date: Oct. 5, 2021

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

October is also time for a little bit of magic and there is no better author for magic than Alice Hoffman. I have been lucky enough to have received a galley of this title; you can find my review here.

The Owens family has been under a curse for hundreds of years that stop them from falling in love or those they will love will suffer early deaths. When one of the youngest Owens girls falls in love and her boyfriend is in a life-threatening accident, she follows clues found in a family book to break the family curse. When the elder Owens realize what has happened they travel overseas to help the young woman and break the curse once and for all.


Author: Lori Rader Day

Pages: 448

Publication Date: Oct. 12, 2021

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

I am a huge Agatha Christie fan and the fact that this book takes place at her estate was an instant draw. The home is being used as a temporary home for children who were evacuated during World War II. All is going well until a body washes ashore and it is determined that he is not a victim of the war but rather a murder victim. Agatha Christie's home is the perfect place for a random murder to occur and the children's caretakers find they each have secrets that may help them uncover the truth.


Author: Heather Morris

Pages: 416

Publication Date: Oct. 5, 2021

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

This is the third book in the Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy. Heather Morris has touched on various people who walked through those terrible gates into Auschwitz. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book and you can read my review here.

Three sisters make a promise to their dying father that they will always stay together. Unfortunately, the Nazis had other ideas. At separate times, the sisters are sent to Auschwitz where they eventually find each other and do their best to keep their there promise to their father. After being able to escape from a Death March, the sisters find their way to freedom. While the story makes a small note of the Tattooist, this book is a wonderful ending to the Auschwitz series.

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