Just a quickie today to hype two fabulous book birthdays!
Amy Tector’s debut historical fiction/mystery novel The Honeybee Emeralds is out today from Keylight Books in print and Dreamscape Media for audio.
Alice Ahmadi is an Iranian British intern at a struggling magazine in Paris, until one day she discovers a famed diamond and emerald necklace and finds herself in a world filled with courtesans, spies, and secrets. Hoping that they can use the Honeybee Emeralds necklace to help save the magazine, Alice along with her American editor Lily and Lily’s best friend Daphne–the director of the International Art Registry–create a “Fellowship of the Necklace” to find out the actual history of the jewel.
The book alternates between present-day and various flashbacks and is told through multiple points of view. Check out more at my full review.
Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability, Summer Michaud-Skog’s debut non-fiction guidebook is out today from Timber Press.
Michaud-Skog is the founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community, and this book is full of heartfelt stories, practical advice, and personal profiles of members of that community. It also includes helpful trail reviews! I really appreciate that the author has created a safe space for folks with marginalized bodies, and especially with the empowering idea that outdoor recreation should welcome everyone, no matter what they may look like or what kind of previous experience they have had in that sphere. You can read more in my full review.