Hi Fellow Readers!

We have two awesome author confessions this week! Sarah-Jane Stratford dishes on hitting the research jackpot. And R.J. Koreto explains how the Edwardian Era has captivated him…despite his dislike of tea. Plus, we have all the book news from around the web and a few reads sure to make your summer even hotter.


Here are this week’s Shelf Pleasure must reads.

Author Sarah-Jane Stratford explains why she hit the jackpot when she stumbled across the name Hilda Matheson.

The heat is on—both outside and on the page in the best new books of the week!

Author R.J. Koreto on finding himself intrigued by Edwardian England, with its well-ordered society hiding a passionate, emotional reality.

From a Game of Thrones vacation to secrets on the spines of early books, here is all the book news you may have missed the week. 



As for our personal reading this week…


Harlan Coben is one of our must read authors–and we like to save his thrillers for when we can almost read them in a straight shot. They’re that good. Fool Me Once features special ops pilot Maya, home from the war and recently widowed. Slowly picking up the pieces of her life, things take a turn when her nanny cam captures her deceased husband playing with their 2-year old daughter. What is going on? This is a wild ride like only Coben can deliver.

Until next week, happy reading!