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February 2024 Book Releases

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Welcome to the second installment of Books Coming Out In 2024! This article will give you some fun books that were released in February 2024, that you can add to your TBR (To Be Read) list. These blurbs are what is written on the back of the book, and to find these electronically, go to Goodreads.com!

 

The Women by Kristin Hannah (Historical Fiction) 

The Women by Kristin Hannah | Goodreads“Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances ‘Frankie’ McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the world was changing, and she suddenly dared to imagine a different future for herself. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.

As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. Each day is a gamble of life and death, hope and betrayal; friendships run deep and can be shattered in an instant. In war, she meets—and becomes one of—the lucky, the brave, the broken, and the lost.

But war is just the beginning for Frankie and her veteran friends. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and to a country that wants to forget Vietnam.”

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

Sisters of Belfast by Melanie Maure (Historical Fiction)  

Sisters of Belfast by Melanie Maure | Goodreads“In the spirit of Heather Morris, Kate Quinn, and Pam Jenoff, an enthralling and deeply moving story that begins during World War II, about orphaned twin sisters in Ireland whose lives diverge for decades, until fate—and faith—reunite them in the twilight of their lives. Orphaned during the Second World War, Aelish and Isabel McGuire—known as the twins of Belfast—are given over to the austere care of the Sisters of Bethlehem. Though they are each all the other has, the girls are propelled in opposite directions as they grow up. Rebellious Isabel turns her back on the church and Ireland, traveling to Newfoundland where she pursues a perilous yet independent life. Devout Aelish chooses to remain in Northern Ireland and takes the veil, burying painful truths beneath years of silence. 

   For decades the two are separated, each unaware of the other’s life. But after years of isolation, Aelish is unexpectedly summoned to Newfoundland, where she and her estranged sister begin to bridge the chasm between them. Reunion brings to light the painful secrets and seismic deceptions that have kept these sisters apart, leaving the McGuire twins to begin reconstructing their understanding about themselves as women and as family–what they know of love, hope, and above all, forgiveness.

A story of faith—in religion, in the world, and one another— Sisters of Belfast is a heartbreaking, tragic, and deeply moving novel about survival and the enduring power of sisterhood.”

Release Date: February 27, 2024

 

The Teacher by Freida McFadden (Mystery/Thriller) 

Amazon.com: The Teacher: A Psychological Thriller eBook : McFadden, Freida: Kindle Store“Eve has a good life. She gets up each day, gets a kiss from her husband Nate, and heads off to teach math at the local high school. All is as it should be. Except… 

Last year, Caseham High was rocked by a scandal involving a student-teacher affair, with one student, Addie, at its center. But Eve knows there is far more to these ugly rumors than meets the eye.

Addie can’t be trusted. She lies. She hurts people. She destroys lives. At least, that’s what everyone says. 

But nobody knows the real Addie. Nobody knows the secrets that could destroy her. And Addie will do anything to keep it quiet.”

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

Bride by Ali Hazelwood (Fantasy) 

Bride: Hazelwood, Ali: 9780593641033: Amazon.com: Books“Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange—again…

Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was….

Because Misery has her reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she’s ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory…alone with the wolf.”

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

 

Saga Of The Unfated Series Book #1: A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen (Fantasy) 

A Fate Inked in Blood (Saga of the Unfated, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen | Goodreads“Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish, but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband’s back.

Freya’s dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region’s jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son, Bjorn. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: She possesses a drop of a goddess’s blood, which makes her a shield maiden with magic capable of repelling any attack. It was foretold such magic would unite the fractured nation of Skaland beneath the one who controls the shield maiden’s fate.

Believing he’s destined to rule Skaland as king, the fanatical jarl binds Freya with a blood oath and orders Bjorn to protect her from their enemies. Desperate to prove her strength, Freya must train to fight and learn to control her magic, all while facing perilous tests set by the gods. The greatest test of all, however, may be resisting her forbidden attraction to Bjorn. If Freya succumbs to her lust for the charming and fierce warrior, she risks not only her destiny but the fate of all the people she swore to protect.”

Release Date: February 27, 2024

 

The Crimson Moth Series Book #1: Heartless Hunter by Kristen Ciccarelli (Fantasy) 

Heartless Hunter: The Crimson Moth: Book 1: 9781250866905: Ciccarelli, Kristen: Books - Amazon.com“On the night Rune’s life changed forever, blood ran in the streets. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating revolution, witches have been diminished from powerful rulers to outcasts ruthlessly hunted due to their waning magic, and Rune must hide what she is.

Spending her days pretending to be nothing more than a vapid young socialite, Rune spends her nights as the Crimson Moth, a witch vigilante who rescues her kind from being purged. When a rescue goes wrong, she throws the witch hunters off her scent. She gains the intel she desperately needs by courting the handsome Gideon Sharpe – a notorious and unforgiving witch hunter loyal to the revolution – whom she can’t help but find herself falling for.

Gideon loathes the decadence and superficiality Rune represents.

Still, when he learns the Crimson Moth has been using Rune’s merchant ships to smuggle renegade witches out of the republic, he inserts himself into her social circles by pretending to court her right back. He soon realizes that beneath her beauty and shallow façade, is someone fiercely intelligent and tender who feels like his perfect match. Except, what if she’s the very villain he’s been hunting?”

Release Date: February 20, 2024

 

 

It’s Complicated by Camilla Isley (Romance) 

It's Complicated by Camilla Isley | Goodreads“Lori has loved her best friend Aiden since college. Now Aiden (handsome, fair, All-American dream doctor) is getting married, and Lori desperately needs a date for the wedding.

So she asks the best man, Jace (tall, dark, and brooding), to pretend their platonic friendship is something more not to have to face the worst day of her life alone.

Fake dating one best friend to forget the other should be easy… Plot twist—it’s not. When Jace starts acting like the sweetest, most attentive boyfriend, Lori begins to wonder if she’s been seeing him wrong all this time.

They’ve been an inseparable trio since freshman year, but now everything is changing — and that’s not even bringing Jace’s feelings into the mix.

Basically? It’s complicated.”

Release Date: February 23, 2024

 

There’s More! ~

  • Big Shots Book #1: Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey (Romance)
  • Call of the Sea by Emily B. Rose (Fantasy)
  • Remnants of the Fallen Kingdon Book #1: A Cursed Son by Day Leitao (Fantasy)
  • Where’s Molly by H.D. Carlton (Mystery/Horror)
  • If Only I Had Told Her by Laura Nowlin (Romance)
  • Fortuna Beach Book #2: With a Little Luck by Marissa Meyer (Romance)
  • Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange (Literary Fiction)
  • The Moorings of Mackerel Sky by MZ (Horror/Fiction)
  • Sun of Blood and Ruin by Mariely Lares (Fantasy)
  • The Road From Belhaven by Margot Livesey (Historical Fiction)

 

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