New Release Tuesday: July 19

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It’s New Release Tuesday, my favorite day of the week!  We have exciting new releases today from Jennifer Echols, Daniel Silva, Laurie Beth Jones, Gretchen Rubin and many more!  Visit the Beyond Just Books eBookstore to see all of this week’s new eBooks.

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Love Story:  By Jennifer Echols.  She’s writing about him.  He’s writing about her.  And everybody is reading between the lines.  Set at New York City College, this is the story of Erin Blackwell, who grew up on her grandmothers’ racehorse farm in Kentucky, and Hunter Allen, her stable boy.  When Erin chose to pursue a creative writing career over a business major, her grandmother cut her off financially and gave Erin’s college tuition and promised racehorse farm inheritance to Hunter.  Read our review of this young adult romance here.

Portrait of a Spy:  By Daniel Silva.  Gabriel Allon Series, Book 11.  Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert. Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil—and Daniel Silva’s most extraordinary novel to date.

The Happiness Project:  By Gretchen Rubin.  Or, Why I Spent A Year Trying To Sing In The Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, And Generally Have More Fun.  Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus.  “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized.  “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.


Jesus in Blue Jeans:  By Laurie Beth Jones.  A Practical Guide to Everyday Spirituality.  “I came to them wearing robes because they wore robes. I come to you in blue jeans because you wear blue jeans.” So begins Laurie Beth Jones’s joyful, inspiring book about how to add grace and spirituality to our everyday lives. Imagining Jesus as a man of today, she finds relevance and inspiration not only in what He said, but especially in what He did.

Killed at the Whim of a Hat:  by Colin Cotterill.  The launch of a brand new series by the internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Coroner’s Lunch.  Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail with a somewhat eccentric family.  When Jimm is forced to follow her family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she’s convinced her career–maybe her life–is over.  So when a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer’s field, Jimm is thrilled.  Suddenly Jimm’s new life becomes somewhat more promising—and a lot more deadly.

Always Something There to Remind Me:  by Beth Harbison.  Can you ever really know if love is true? And if it is, should you stop at anything to get it?  Two decades ago, Erin Edwards was sure she’d already found the love of her life: Nate Lawson.  Her first love. The one with whom she shared everything–dreams of the future, of children, plans for forever.  The one she thought she would spend the rest of her life with.  Until one terrible night when Erin made a mistake Nate could not forgive and left her to mourn the relationship she could never forget.


Gluten-Free in Five Minutes: by Roben Ryberg.  100 Rapid Recipes For Breads, Rolls, Cakes, Muffins, And More.  Gluten-free cooking doesn’t mean that you have to spend hours in the kitchen laboring over intricate recipes and multi-flour blends. For two decades, Roben Ryberg has been on the cutting edge of food science. Now she has developed breakthrough–and breakneck–recipes for successful five-minute gluten-free baking, using just a few ingredients and common kitchen appliances.

Girls to the Rescue Bundle: by Bruce Lansky.  Books #1-7.  In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. This bundle includes Girls to the Rescue Books #1-7. The books included in the bundle contain a total of 65 short stories. Ages 7-12

When Zachary Beaver Came To Town: by Kimberly Willis Holt.  1999 National Book Award winner for Young People’s Literature.  Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life.  His mother left for good; his best friend’s brother was killed.  Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Toby’s sleepy Texas town.  And it’s Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever.  With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world.  Ages 12 and up

Which books are you most looking forward to this week?  Please share with us in the comments!

Happy Reading!


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