Today on Top Ten Tuesday, I want to spotlight the debuts, sequels, and finales I’m looking forward to that are releasing this summer! I’m sure I have inadvertently omitted a book or two – please know this was not intentional.
Two years after nearly losing her life in the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David is still far from “Boston strong.” Instead she remains isolated and defeated—plagued by guilt over her niece, crippled in the blast, and by an antique ring alongside a hazy hero’s face. But when she learns the identity of her rescuer, will he be the hero she’s imagined? And can the long-past history of the woman behind the ring set her free from the guilt and fears of the present?
As a woman alone in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When a British lieutenant, Alexander Smythe, comes to her rescue and offers her employment, Liberty accepts. As months go by, Alexander not only begins to share his love of poetry with her, but protects Liberty from the advances of a lecherous captain living in the officers’ house where she works.
Mounting tensions explode in the Boston Massacre, and Liberty’s world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Desperate and alone, she returns home, only to be assaulted by the captain. Afraid and furious toward redcoats, Liberty leaves the officers’ home, taking with her a ring that belonged to Alexander.
Two women, separated by centuries, must learn to face their fears. And when they feel they must be strong, they learn that sometimes true strength is found in surrender.
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.
Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.
But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray
True as Fate by Laurie Alice Eakes
(Ashford Chronicles #2, June 6)
Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
(Ladies of Harper’s Station #2, June 6)
The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller
(Regency Brides #2, June 27)
Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl
(Defenders of Justice #2, June 6)
His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray
(Amish of Hart County #2, July 4)
Unraveling by Sara Ella
(Unblemished #2, July 11)
Finding Love by Toni Shiloh
(Maple Run #2, June 28)
Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler
(Journey to Pleasant Prairie #3, June 6)
On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson
(Prince Edward Island Dreams #3, July 4)
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
(Belle Meade Plantation #3, August 8)
Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason
(Elite Guardians #4, August 1)
What about you? What are some debuts, sequels, and/or finales you’re looking forward to this summer?