There are several A list authors publishing titles this month. I guess they hope to have us read their work on the beach this summer. Let's see what you think
Barbara Taylor Bradford who writes strong women's fiction sagas has the third in the Cavendon Hall series, The Cavendon Luck, coming on June 7. This work takes place during the prelude to World War II and the effects it will have on Cavendon Hall. It follows the upper class Inghams family and their servants, the Swann family.
Dorothea Benton Frank has All Summer Long coming out on May 31 (which might as well be June). Frank gives us another Lowcountry tale of a man coming home to the south looking for a quieter life. He brings with him his New York wife who is unsure she is ready to make the change.
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison have the 11th in the Oregon Files series coming also on May 31, The Emperor's Revenge. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon join forces with a former CIA colleague to find the criminals who are behind a bank heist that occurred during the Monaco Grand Prix. They realize the plot is deeper than a bank heist and involves a document stolen during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. What could that be?
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg are back with another Fox and O'Hare title, The Pursuit. This one is coming on June 21. Someone has kidnapped FBI agent Kate O'Hare's con man, Nick Fox. Following the trail leads to crook who is planning a deadly crime that will net him millions.
Jame Patterson has Private Rio coming out on June 27. Jack Morgan is headed to Rio for the Olympic Games where someone is threatening to sabotage the games. If you read Patterson, you don't need more than the mention of his name to get your name on the list.
Terry McMillan has I Almost Forgot About You coming on June 7. Dr. Georgia Young leaves her position as an optometrist and moves when, at 55, she starts feeling stuck and restless. This starts a wild journey that may or may not lead to love. Reviewers have said this one really reaches the heart.
Next, we have Stephen King who has the last of the Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers) coming out on June 7, End of Watch. I wish I could get more people to read King. Many are frightened off by some of his earlier works of horror but I really consider most of his work to be about battles between good and evil. Yes - there is some supernatural element and you have to be able to make that leap of faith but.....the work is worth the effort. This one has the evil Brady Hartsfield vegetating in a traumatic brain injury clinic after having been captured and hit on the head by Holly Gibney. However, Brady is not brain dead and he has discovered a way to do serious injury without even leaving his bed - he can drive people to suicide. Can Holly and retired police detective Bill Hodges deal with this evil force?
Lastly, another of my favorite authors, Anne Tyler. Tyler has Vinegar Girl coming on June 21. This is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project and is a retelling - in modern era - of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate Battista runs the house for her scientist father and air headed younger sister. When her father realizes he is about to lose his lab assistant whose visa is about to expire, he asks Kate to do the unthinkable.
OK - the big names for June. Hope you like one of them.