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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 3/27/23 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm reading Amy Harmon's Revolutionary War-set historical fiction about a young woman passing as a soldier in the Continental Army, A Girl Called Samson, to be published April 1; I'm reading detective Paul Holes's nonfiction book Unmasked, about his career solving cold cases; and I'm reading Samantha Markum's young adult You Wouldn't Dare, about summer turmoil, young love, and betrayal, to be published March 28.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon

It's 1760, and Puritan-born Deborah Samson lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts. When her father disappears, abandoning the family, young Deborah is sent to serve as an indentured servant. She's desperate for adventure and freedom.

As the Revolutionary War looms, Deborah's large frame allows her to pass as a male and join the Continental Army. She is thrust into danger, surrounded by brutal death--and she might also find love in an unforgiving setting.

Amy Harmon is also the author of Where the Lost Wander, What the Wind Knows, and other books.

This book will be published April 1, 2023.


02 Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases by Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher

I have caught some of the most notorious killers of the twenty-first century and brought justice and closure for their victims and families. I want to tell you about a lifetime solving these cold cases, from Laci Peterson to Jaycee Dugard to the Pittsburg homicides to, yes, my twenty-year-long hunt for the Golden State Killer.

From Paul Holes, the detective who found the Golden State Killer, comes a nonfiction work about tracking cold cases--and the rewards and tolls of a lifetime of the obsessive search.


03 You Wouldn't Dare by Samantha Markum

Sure, Juniper and Graham kissed. But they're still friends. Nothing could change that. Right?

Only, the lengths Junie went to to keep their summer fling a secret might turn out to be unforgivable. They might also have ruined Graham's life.

What with working at her family restaurant and managing the Graham situation, Junie already has enough to worry about. But then her mother's boyfriend and his teen daughter Tallulah move in, suddenly Junie's community theatre production is in danger of being canceled, and the frosty reception she's getting from Graham doesn't seem like it's ending anytime soon. Her father's upcoming visit is the only bright spot in the near future.

But things can always get worse.

I received an electronic version of this young adult title, scheduled for publication March 28, courtesy of NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.


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