Best new books on Audible for December 2017

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There’s much to anticipate on Audible in December 2017, including the seventh novel in James S. A. Corey’s New York Times bestselling Expanse series, Nora Roberts’ latest, and the heroic tale of a Titanic survivor-turned-suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village. Read on for 10 of the most riveting new releases this month.

The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites

Scheduled Release Date: 12-01-17

As a gift for his young son, Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved “1914. For Paul, with love” on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box, before leaving to war.

A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. Adoption, and a rescue from the grips of the Holocaust, are among the secrets that unfold as she learns of a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future.

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What Remains True: A Novel by Janis Thomas

Scheduled Release Date: 12-01-17

The Davenports are like any other family living a completely ordinary life, until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. Anger, regret, and guilt begin to unravel the family.

Told from multiple points of view – including Jonah’s – the family struggles to cope with unthinkable loss. But as they face their own dark secrets about that terrible day, they have a choice: to be swallowed up in sadness forever, or begin the raw, arduous ascent back to living.

The Unkillable Kitty O’Kane: A Novel by Colin Falconer

Scheduled Release Date: 12-01-17

As fiery and idealistic Kitty O’Kane sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village, she’s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she’s at the Winter Palace when it’s stormed by the Bolsheviks.

After reuniting with her childhood sweetheart, she struggles to stifle her past, a past that seems to haunt her daily, threatening her relationship and her future.

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The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

Scheduled Release Date: 12-01-17

Those who call End of the Line need hope, support, and reassurance that life is worth living. But for those who are unlucky enough to reach Laura, life might get even worse.

When Ryan’s pregnant wife ends her life hand-in-hand with a stranger, he starts to dig for answers, a search that leads him to Laura.

Year One: Chronicles of The One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts

Scheduled Release Date: 12-05-17

In this stunning new novel from the number one New York Times best-selling author, sickness and fear spread quickly, starting on New Year’s Eve, followed by a failing electrical grid, government collapse, and the decimation of more than half the world’s population. Roberts takes readers on a journey of hope and horror, chaos and magic, which unite a desperate group of people in the fight for their lives.

Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey

Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey

Scheduled Release Date: 12-05-17

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey’s New York Times best-selling Expanse series, now a major television series, explores the uncertain alliance among the inner planets within the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, and the Belt. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it. New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient pattern of war and subjugation.

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The Girl in the Tower: A Novel by Katherine Arden

Scheduled Release Date: 12-05-17

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage and life in a convent.  She flees home, but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

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Roomies by Christina Lauren

Scheduled Release Date: 12-05-17

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-shot musical director. Before long, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway – until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins

Scheduled Release Date: 12-05-17

A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, with ties to the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. Sigma Force must solve a mystery going back eons, to when life first took root on this planet, and to prevent disaster, Commander Grayson Pierce will have to do the unthinkable: team up with Sigma’s greatest enemy – the newly resurrected Guild – even it if means sacrificing one of their own.

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The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

Scheduled Release Date: 12-12-17

Thirty years after Rosamunde Pilcher’s unforgettable The Shell Seekers  was released, the saga appears for the first time as an unabridged digital audiobook.

At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling’s prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather’s work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer… and it lies in her heart.

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Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Scheduled Release date: 12-26-17

Following the success of If You Only Knew and On Second Thought comes a funny and bittersweet story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a decade’s absence hoping to revive her relationship with her family, only to discover that her homecoming is not as welcome as she had imagined.

She’s forced to face the people she’s spent the last 10 years trying to avoid, and come to terms with the place where revelations about her family could either heal her or send her scrambling back to Boston on the next ferry.

Alison Luther

Contributing Writer

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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