July Inspirational Overview

If you are on the hunt for a fantastic inspirational read, this month it’s all about standout books from the various subgenres. From stories of suspense to love set in the past, this month fans will find a wide variety of stories about people wrestling with faith and real-world choices. The selection of July’s inspy new releases are sure to delight a reader of any age!


HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

Bees in the Butterfly Garden
by Maureen Lang

What it’s all about: Meg Davenport has not felt like herself since her father’s death, but when she learns that he was a renowned thief, she becomes determined to follow the same path. Will this young woman’s grief destroy her chance for a happily ever after?

Why you should check out this read: Lang kicks off her Gilded Legacy series with a stunner! From the front cover to the last page, this story will immerse readers in the past — and make you consider the importance of having both grace and mercy. 

     

MAINSTREAM

 

Reunion
by Lauraine Snelling

What it’s all about: While Keira Johnston tries to juggle her family’s upcoming reunion and plan a trip to Norway with her husband, she stumbles onto a family secret about her heritage. But will it lead Keira to refute the life she knew as lies, or embrace it for the wonderful experience it was?

Why you should check out this read: In a tale based on the author’s own experiences, this story investigates family and all the ties that bind. RT reviewer Patsy raves, “Readers may recognize themselves or someone they know within the pages of this book, which belongs on everyone’s keeper shelf.”

     

MYSTERY

 

Nothing To Hide
by J. Mark Bertrand

What it’s all about: Homicide detective Roland March stumbles into a web of lies and corruption while investigating a murder that left the victim without a head. But will this case mean the end of Roland’s career — or worse?

Why you should check out this read: You don’t need to be familiar with the first two books in this series in order to enjoy this new release which RT’s Melissa calls, “stellar” — but after reading this you’ll probably want to go back to the previous installments anyways. Bertrand delights with large cast of characters and non-stop action in this police procedural with a focus on faith!

     

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

Tidewater Inn
by Colleen Coble

What it’s all about: When Libby learns that her estranged father has passed away and left her an inn on an island in the Outer Banks, she also discovers she has two half siblings. It’s not long before Libby’s business partner goes missing but can she prove to the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant Alec (and the local police) that she had nothing to do with the other woman’s disappearance?

Why you should check out this read: This smartly-paced tale of romance and mystery is sure to engross readers. But don’t be surprised if after spending time in the pages of this tale you yearn to book a vacation in the Outer Banks!

     

YOUNG ADULT

 

Perfectly Ridiculous
by Kristin Billerbeck

What it’s all about: When Daisy’s high school graduation trip to Argentina comes complete with mission work (and her parents and their friends) will she be able to balance work and play, friends and family? This is her last summer before college and Daisy only has one chance to get everything right!

Why you should check out this read: At once touching and easy to read, Daisy’s third story will steal your heart. This novel may feature a teen heroine, but it will speak to readers of all ages. 

     

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