Top Shelf Reads: March 2019

Posted March 1, 2019 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Best Of, Front Page, Under the Covers / 7 Comments

Each of us girls have very definite tastes here at Under the Covers. We know what we like and we get excited about sharing this with you. We can’t help but share when our favourite books are coming out and want to share the joy with as many people as we can. And this is one of the ways we want to do it. Each month we will give you our pick of the bunch, the cream of the crop, the top shelf books! Basically, the ones that we are just itching for you to get your hands on. The kind of books where the year wait is always worth it; where you may have drawn plans to go a little Kathy Bates, but with less sledgehammer action and more hot cups of tea and custard creams – we don’t want to scare the muse away after all. These are the books we are just dying for you to read next month!

Top Shelf Reads: March 2019
Wild Country
by Anne Bishop

BOOK INFO


Released: March 5th 2019
Series: The Others #7
 

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans...or bury them all.

I love Anne Bishop’s world of the Others and so I was excited to read her latest instalment Wild Country. In this book we get to see some familiar faces from previous books in the series as the terre indigene and some select humans work together to rebuild the town of Bennett. This book had Bishop’s typical slow pacing, allowing us to get into all the characters lives whilst at the same time steadily building up the tension…you know something big and terrible is going to happen, you don’t know when. This books had humour, action and a great story, I can’t wait to read more.

Top Shelf Reads: March 2019
What the Wind Knows
by Amy Harmon

BOOK INFO


Released: March 1st 2019
 

In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.

The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.

As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

This is a story that is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet, transport you to a different place and make you fall in love.  With the place, the time, the people, the man.  Everything about this book was beautiful, and that includes the writing because Amy Harmon is a master at making you feel.  One of my favorite reads!

Top Shelf Reads: March 2019
Broken Bone China
by Laura Childs

BOOK INFO


Released: March 5, 2019
Series: A Tea Shop Mystery #20
Published by Berkley
Format: eARC
 

Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out.

As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.

Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.

Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO's soon-to-be ex-wife, who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO's personal assistant, who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques' dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancée of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee—and whistle-blower—at SyncSoft?

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

I’m really happy about this book for many reasons. Laura Childs is one of my favorite Cozy Mystery authors and this is also a series that I have been catching up on. I’m nearly caught up, so it’s really perfect timing that the new book is out! It’s a great mystery filled with intrigue and charm. I’m sure that if you enjoy your mysteries with a little bit of a lighter touch then you will also enjoy this one!

 

 

 

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Thanks for the recs! Loved What The Wind Knows. I’m looking forward to Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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Awesome recommendations ladies! Will check them out! Shared on my socials!💖😉

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I’ve got Wild Country still to listen to when I catch up with the series. The time travel is definitely going on my list. And, I have some older Laura Childs that I’m looking forward to. Great picks, ladies!
I think Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh is my big March one.

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Oooooo I forgot about melinda leigh! Thanks

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Wild country and broken bone china definitely and I just added what the wind knows.

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Love the reds. Thanks so much. Looking forward to Wild Country, Fatal Reckoning by Marie Force and Carrie Ann Ryan’s new fantasy, From Breath to Ruin.

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Boundary Broken (Boundary Magic Book 4) by Melissa F. Olson, Penny Reid’s new books and In a Badger Way,