Must-Reads for January

January might be almost over (how did that happen??) but make sure you didn’t miss these must-reads that released this month!


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We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels (Revell, Jan. 1) - This debut novel is getting rave reviews as Bartels weaves together the lives of women from different generations (from the race riots of the 1960s to the Underground Railroad to the Civil War, and even the present day) against a tapestry of the face of racism in each era. "Storytelling at its finest. A timely, sobering, moving account of how far we've come . . . and how much distance remains to be covered."--Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff (Park Row, Jan 29) - Jenoff’s stories are always compelling and shine an emotional light on the friendship and courage of women in impossible situations. Her latest novel does the same - against an intriguing backdrop of female spies during WWII. “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war." —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright (Bethany House, Jan 22) - Wright’s riveting split-time suspense novels are impossible to put down, the chilling plots and the engaging characters coming alive off the page and putting readers in the heart of the story. "Narrated in parallel story lines from 1908 and the present, Wright creates an inspirational mystery with thrilling finesse, blending chilling supernatural elements with the raw interiority of mental illness, and taking readers on Heidi's haunting search for identity, which is sure to keep them up at night."--Booklist


Love Where You Live by Shauna Pilgreen (Revell, Jan 22) - Perfect for anyone who isn’t where they thought they’d be or doing what they thought they would be doing at this stage in their lives, Pilgreen’s January release calls for readers to ‘live sent’ wherever they call home. "Whether you've lived on the same street your entire life or moved every year, Love Where You Live will help you see the purpose in the place you call home."--Jenni Catron, author, speaker, and founder of The 4Sight Group

What If It’s True? by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson, Jan 29) - Taking the same storyteller’s heart that has made his novels so soul-deep meaningful, Martin challenges readers to see Jesus - his life, death and resurrection - on a more personal level than ever before. Vulnerable, honest, and authentic, he shares his own journey, his struggles, and his love for His Savior.

Taste & See by Margaret Feinberg (Zondervan, Jan 22) - Expanding on her meaningful insights in Scouting the Divine, Feinberg moves to looking at what modern day readers miss about God when we don’t properly understand some of Scripture’s food-related analogies. "Margaret Feinberg invites you on a global adventure to descend into a salt mine, knead bread, harvest olives, and pluck fresh figs. What you discover will forever change the way you read the Bible---and approach every meal."