The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

 

2017 Broadway Books

Summary

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury Village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An enchanting ensemble story that shuttles from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women in a village of indomitable spirit.” Continue reading The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harper Collins August 2017

Summary

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam- a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork; her twin sister, Malina, interprets moods as music; and their cold, distant mother Jasmina, bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionary in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro. But Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and, above all, she forbids them to fall in love.  Continue reading Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović