By: Patti Callahan
Best-selling author Patti Callahan enters the beloved holiday genre this year with Once Upon a Wardrobe, a tale of Megs Devonshire, a brilliant student on scholarship at Oxford who finds strength in the steadiness of facts and science—except when it tells her that her younger brother has only a little time left to live. Then he asks Megs to find the answers to a mystery she hasn't pondered: where the location of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—Narnia—came from. The answers she finds provide more questions than solutions, and Megs will learn that sometimes, the solution we thought we were giving others offers exactly what we need, too. Available Oct. 19.
The best new fall book releases are here! While you might still be making your way through your summer TBR pile (no shame), we can't wait to put these top new titles in front of you. Many are available right now—including our September Front Porch Book Club pick, Horse Girls, by Halimah Marcus—while other sure favorites are being released later this month and into October.
Our roundup covers every genre, so you can be sure to find something to pique your interest.
Historical fiction lovers are going to find a lot to love in the heroines of Leah Weiss's All the Little Hopes and Janet Beard's gritty tale of historic "murder ballads," The Ballad of Laurel Springs. Want something with a dash of humor? We can't wait to snag copies of Nick Offerman's Where the Deer and the Antelope Play, a tale of his sojourns on three quests out into America's trails, farms, and frontiers. More of a romantic at heart? Nicholas Sparks and Helen Hoang, among many others, have you covered! And if it's star power you're in search of, The Parent Trap star Hayley Mills's memoir is sure to please.
ASHLEY LEATH Ashley Leath is the Copy/Research Editor for Country Living and Veranda magazines.