Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
Raised in the Caymans, the nameless female character is working off a big debt alone and lonely for a boating company when she meets Max Winter, a state senator who has recently been widowed. A short month after they meet, he proposes and pays off her debt, taking her back to his island estate in New York where she has to contend with her future step daughter, Dani. Dani is difficult, to say the least.
I'm a big fan of the gothic novel, so a modern retelling of du Maurier's Rebecca is RIGHT up my alley. I very much enjoyed this story and it kept me turning pages long after I should have gone to sleep!
The Winters by Lisa Gabriele ($26.00*, Viking), recommended by Bookmiser, Roswell, GA.