RITA finalist Rebecca Taylor’s HER PERFECT LIFE, in which a woman becomes caught up in a tangled web of secrets and lies when her sister, a wealthy, bestselling novelist with an outwardly perfect life, is found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the beach of her glamorous mansion, to Grace Menary-Winefield at Sourcebooks, in a two-book deal.
Kaia Alderson’s SOLDIER GIRLS, an #OwnVoices story set during World War II, telling the story of the women of the 6888th Postal Battalion, the only unit of African-American female soldiers sent overseas during the war, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow, in a very nice deal, for publication in fall 2020.
THE TURNAWAY GIRLS author Hayley Chewins’s THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, a literary fantasy in which three sisters cursed with insomnia and abandoned to the care of a magical mansion must unravel the mystery of their home’s origins and their parents’ disappearance when one of them falls grievously ill, to Miriam Newman at Candlewick, for publication in fall 2020.
NYT bestselling author Jennifer Probst’s BEACH AVENUE KISSES, the first book in a new series about three sisters who run an exclusive one-stop wedding agency in the quaint beach town of Cape May, in which a perfectionist wedding coordinator’s careful plans for her best friend’s ceremony are upended when she unexpectedly falls for the meddlesome man of honor, to Maria Gomez at Montlake Romance, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal.
Anna Lee Huber’s fourth book in the VERITY KENT MYSTERY series, in which a former British Secret Service agent struggles to outwit a new nemesis intent on sowing discord in the face of Ireland’s rebellion and Britain’s economic turmoil following the Great War, to Wendy McCurdy at Kensington, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal.
Eliza Knight’s PRINCE CHARLIE’S ANGELS, a new Scottish historical romance series featuring female Jacobite rebels prepared to give up everything in the fight to honor their country and reinstate their rightful king in a rebellion that could cost them not only their lives but their hearts, to Cat Clyne at Sourcebooks, in a three-book deal.
Dan Simon’s THE FINSURGENTS, chronicling the unexpected rise of the fintech revolution—what it is, why it emerged when it did, who some of the misfits and innovators leading the revolution are, and how it will affect our lives in the years to come.
Viv Royce’s A FAMILY BY CHRISTMAS, the first in her Little Shops on Heart Street series, in which a chocolate shop owner determined to grow roots in smalltown Wood Creek is hired by a little girl to make bonbons that will bring love to the girl’s widowed father, a rugged pilot on course to leave town unless the Christmas season can steer him home, in a 3-book deal.
Maria Gamb’s THE RESILIENCE JOURNAL, offering 365 days of strategies for building strength, balance and inspiration.
Bree Baker’s fourth book in the Seaside Care Mystery series, in which an iced tea shop owner seeks justice following the murder of her grandma’s friend, but gains the killer’s attention in the process, in a 2-book deal.