Sarah Sundin (Revell)
Historical novelist Sarah Sundin marries sweeping story to impeccable research in this captivating World War II tale of personal sacrifice and costly courage. We follow the journey of ballerina-turned-bookshop-owner Lucie Girard as she navigates the complex world of occupied Paris, discovering the hidden gifts of challenged perceptions, seemingly impossible adversity, and a question so many face: What can we do to help, each in our own unique spheres, when the troubles of the day are daunting in scope? Heart-filling and inspirational, Until Leaves Fall in Paris skillfully weaves together charm and grit.
Joanna Davidson Politano (Revell)
Politano’s latest masterpiece introduces Craven Street Theater, a world of lore that haunts not only the hidden corners of the theater’s ballet company, but also its newest dancer, Ella Blythe. With mysterious fires, legendary figures, and an uncertain future intricately tied to the secrets of the past, Politano deftly weaves together beloved gothic literature tropes and original ideas, with a generous sprinkling of luminous story magic. She plumbs depths that invite readers to ponder such questions as: Does art only have value when it has an audience? To what extent do our pasts define us? And how does forgiveness reshape our lives?
Amor Towles (Penguin)
This book has swept the world with its lush language, keen insight, and enduring poignancy. When Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to a lifetime of confinement inside a luxury hotel, we see his worldly riches decline alongside a growth in other forms of riches, like unlikely friendship, found family, and hard-won beauty during a dark time in history. Though written for a secular market (and containing elements that might trouble some readers), the book features valuable themes and exquisite turns of phrase. With quick wit and delight-filled language reminiscent of P. G. Wodehouse, and vibrant character interweaving to rival Charles Dickens, this is a modern classic.
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