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My Top 5 New Books For April 2022

I so love books and every month I am receiving an update from Goodreads about the books to be released monthly. And now, I just want to share my top 5 books that will be on my wish list this coming April.

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money.

With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is.

Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses in all of them?

I included this on my list because I felt that this book will give a good story when it comes to psychological thriller genre and I like Sally Hepworth because most of her previous novels are bestsellers, so I think this one will be the same. When I read the synopsis, I felt that this will be intriguing and heart-stopping, so I am really excited for this book. The expected publication of this novel will be on April 5, 2022 under Sr. Martin’s Press with a 352 pages.

Persians: The Age of the Great Kings
by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

The Achaemenid Persian kings ruled over the largest empire of antiquity, stretching from Libya to the steppes of Asia and from Ethiopia to Pakistan. From the palace-city of Persepolis, Cyrus the Great, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs reigned supreme for centuries until the conquests of Alexander of Macedon brought the empire to a swift and unexpected end in the late 330s BCE.

In Persians, historian Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones tells the epic story of this dynasty and the world it ruled. Drawing on Iranian inscriptions, cuneiform tablets, art, and archaeology, he shows how the Achaemenid Persian Empire was the world’s first superpower—one built, despite its imperial ambition, on cooperation and tolerance. This is the definitive history of the Achaemenid dynasty and its legacies in modern-day Iran, a book that completely reshapes our understanding of the ancient world.

When I saw the cover of this novel, I noticed a dazzling picture of the magnificent people getting through tradition of old Persia. I am not familiar with the author, but I have researched that Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is Professor of Ancient History at Cardiff University and a specialist in the histories and cultures of ancient Iran and Greece. So with the author’s bio, I can see that this novel will give us idea about ancient history and I am interested and I want to be aware about that. This novel will be released on April 12, 2022 by Basic Books with 448 pages.

Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Montgomery, Alabama 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she intends to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies.

But when her first week on the job takes her down a dusty country road to a worn down one-room cabin, she’s shocked to learn that her new patients are children—just 11 and 13 years old. Neither of the Williams sisters has even kissed a boy, but they are poor and Black and for those handling the family’s welfare benefits that’s reason enough to have the girls on birth control. As Civil grapples with her role, she takes India, Erica and their family into her heart. Until one day, she arrives at the door to learn the unthinkable has happened and nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Decades later, with her daughter grown and a long career in her wake, Dr. Civil Townsend is ready to retire, to find her peace and to leave the past behind. But there are people and stories that refuse to be forgotten.That must not be forgotten.

Because history repeats what we don’t remember.

I am intrigued to read this novel because this story is based by evident occasions that shook the country regarding a significantly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-isolation Alabama who calls out a horrendous wrong done to her patients. As a nurse, I felt that this novel will give a great impact not only for me but all the health care workers out there, so for me this book should be read and be included on my list. This will be published on April 12, 2022 under Berkley with 320 pages.

Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough

Emma Averell loves her life—her high-powered legal career, her two beautiful children, and her wonderful stay-at-home husband—but it wasn’t always so perfect. When she was just five years old, Emma and her older sister went into foster care because of a horrific incident with their mother. Her sister can remember a time when their mother was loving and “normal,” but Emma can only remember her as one thing—a monster. And that monster emerged right around their mother’s fortieth birthday, the same age Emma is approaching now.

Emma desperately wants to keep her successful life separate from her past, so she has always hidden her childhood trauma. But then she’s unable to sleep, and now losing time during the day, also one of the first symptoms her mother showed. Is the madness in her blood, just as her mother predicted? Could she end up hurting her family in her foggy, frenetic state? Or is she truly beginning to lose her mind?

Another mystery thriller that I included on my list is this one because, honestly speaking, I was stunned because of the book cover and as I have read the synopsis, I felt that this novel will be a blast. I love to read crazy novels like this especially if the story revolves around the relationship of a mother and a daughter. The expected publication of this novel is on April 12th 2022 by William Morrow & Company with 336 pages.

I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown

As children, Sam and Elli were two halves of a perfect whole: Gorgeous identical twins whose parents sometimes couldn’t even tell them apart. They fell asleep to the sound of each other’s breath at night, holding hands in the dark. And once Hollywood discovered them, they became B-list child TV stars, often inhabiting the same role.

But as adults their lives have splintered. After leaving acting, Elli reinvented herself as the perfect suburban wife: Married to a real-estate lawyer, in a house two blocks from the beach. Meanwhile, Sam has never recovered from her failed Hollywood career, or from her addiction to the pills and booze that have propped her up for the last fifteen years.

After her destructive behavior finally drove a wedge between them, Sam hasn’t spoken to her sister in a year when their father calls out of the blue. Unbeknownst to Sam, Elli’s life lately has been in turmoil: Her husband moved out, and Elli just adopted a two-year-old girl. Now she’s checked in to a mysterious spa in Ojai, and has stopped answering her phone. As Sam works to connect the dots left by Elli’s baffling disappearance, she realizes that the bond between her and her sister is more complicated than she ever knew.

I really am excited to read this novel. The synopsis is magnetic, which is why I cannot wait for the novel to be released. I think this attractive thrill ride novel will make another hit for Janelle Brown that really shows her composition in her prime which is a story loaded with turns of events, about the insider facts kept by the ones we trust. This novel will be expected to publish on April 26th 2022 by Random House with 368 pages.

Are you also excited for this novels? What are your top 5 books for April? Don’t hesitate to share it by commenting below.

Synopsis reference: Goodreads

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