The Dress by Sophie Nicholls. Disclosure: I took a year-long poetry and creative writing class with Sophie before she became famous, so I'm biased. She's wondrously talented and a fabulous person/friend/mom/human/author/teacher/muse. Honestly, though, this book contains utterly gorgeous writing and was beyond what I had expected from her. No wonder it became a breakout bestseller in the UK.
The Lost Testament - after a public scandal leaves his personal life and ministry in ruins, Darrion James makes plans to start over elsewhere. On a train ride south, he meets a quirky Jewish writer who hands him a notebook with a controversial origin. . . Finding himself drawn to the writings, which he calls The Lost Testament, he spearheads a fiery, spiritual revival in the segregated mountain town of his youth -- much to the chagrin of Ku Klux Klansman Geary Johnson.