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Ah, the dog days of summer in Dallas!  If you have escaped the heat or if you are floating in a warm pool, these reads are sizzling.

By Andrea Peskind Katz | Contributor

1| Escape To the Past

The Banker’s Wife 
by Cristina Alger
The Banker’s Wife is a high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives of those in the intriguing world of finance—with a touch of politics thrown in. After a private plane crash, a young widow must put together the pieces of what happened to her husband, an investment banker. Brilliantly written!

 

Jane Doe
by Victoria Helen Stone
What a book! A double life with a single purpose: revenge. Jane Doe features plain Jane who is hiding something. Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.  It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven, so she can take it all away.  Crazy great book!

 

 

Three Days Missing
by Kimberly Belle
When a child goes missing, two mothers’ lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel.  You have to read this one in one-sitting!  Kimberly Belle will be in Dallas on July 10th at Interabang Books at 7pm.  Join us as we discuss this powerhouse of a novel.

 

2| Don’t Start These At Night Unless You Want to Read All Night

Tiffany Blues
 by M.J. Rose
A dazzling Jazz Age jewel with the most gorgeous book cover ever, Tiffany Blues is a novel of ambition, betrayal and passion about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious summer artists’ colony run by Louis Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. fame. A magnificent novel!

 

Beautiful Exiles
by Meg Waite Clayton
A riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century, Beautiful Exiles features Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. Fascinating!

 

 

3| Beach Reads

California Summer 
by Anita Hughes
A charming and beautiful love story about a former Hollywood producer who needs a break from show business. This is a romantic story about following your dreams but not letting them get in the way of love.

 

 

Good Luck With That 
by Kristan Higgins
A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.  A message we all need, right? Higgins, as always, writes a winner!

 

 

The Intermission  
by Elyssa Friedland
Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn’t tell anyone, not even your spouse? Told from the alternating perspectives of husband and wife this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly-happy marriage, posing the question: how much do we really know—and how much should we want to know—about the people we love the most?

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