NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 75 Editor’s Note: Andrea Peskind Katz has a book review website at and a Book Salon comprised of over 4,000 readers and authors at COZY UP WITH A GOOD BOOK PERFECT GIFT FOR THE TEEN WHO HAS BINGE WATCHED EVERY EPISODE OF FRIENDS OR FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHAT “WE WERE ON A BREAK” MEANS! ROUGH PASSAGE TO LONDON: A SEA CAPTAIN’S TALE BY ROBIN LLOYD This is a harrowing story of war, sea and political intrigue by a former NBC News Foreign Correspondent. He weaves maritime and family history into an epic tale set in the early 19th century. BUTTON MAN BY ANDREW GROSS Gross’ new thriller is the story of a family brought together by the garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime. A quick and exciting read. I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU: THE ONE ABOUT FRIENDS BY KELSEY MILLER It has been 25 years since the TV show Friends debuted! This book relives the show’s most powerful moments from Central Perk to the wildly popular ‘90s haircut, The Rachel. TOUGH TRUTHS: THE TEN HAPPINESS LESSONS WE DON'T TALK ABOUT BY DEIRDRE MALONEY This wisdom-packed, pragmatic mini-book pokes holes in all the excuses we make to stay stuck in unhappiness and offers a clear and simple prescription to get out of our own way. ONE DAY IN DECEMBER BY JOSIE SILVER Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere, but their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then the bus drives away. SOLACE ISLAND BY MEG TILLY The Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actress’s first novel! Abandoned by her fiancé directly before their wedding, Maggie seeks comfort with sister Eve on Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. WINTER IN PARADISE BY ELIN HILDERBRAND In this new series, the amazing Hilderbrand writes a mystery set in gorgeous St. John. You will definitely want to buy the next installment next year! MASTER OF HIS FATE BY BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD This is the first book in an expansive new historical fiction series from master storyteller, Barbara Taylor Bradford, filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford’s trademark cast of compelling characters. By Andrea Peskind Katz | Contributor Books are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite choices for anyone on your gift list. BOOKS FOR THE ACTION ADVENTURE AFICIONADOS BOOKS IN A SERIES ARE THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER BOOKS FOR THE INCURABLE ROMANTIC