With chillier weather ahead, October is the perfect time to curl up with a new read. From historical mysteries to imagined adventures about the Queen, check out five new books to pick up this month.
“A Lack of Temperance” by Anna Loan-Wilsey (now in stores) The first book in the new Hattie Davish mystery series follows a Victorian traveling secretary who arrives at her new post only to find out her employer is missing.
“A Wedding in Great Neck” by Yona Zeldis McDonough (release date: 10/2) Great Neck, Long Island is the backdrop for this entertaining story of family drama as the Silversteins’ youngest daughter prepares for her wedding.
“How I Came to Sparkle Again” by Kaya McLaren (release date: 10/2) The lives of two women and a young girl are forever changed in the charming ski town of Sparkle, Colorado in this endearing novel.
“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train” by William Kuhn (release date: 10/16) This lighthearted tale explores what happens when Queen Elizabeth II decides to go off to Scotland on the train and how her attendants scramble to find her before a scandal erupts.
“The Giving Quilt” by Jennifer Chiaverini (release date: 10/30) The newest book in the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series focuses on “Quiltsgiving,” the week after Thanksgiving when people come to Elm Creek Manor to help those less fortunate.