Just finished reading a couple of books during a trip:
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan, which was a quite pleasant read in the vein of Foyle’s War or Call the Midwife (cw: difficult child birth, description of unhygienic abortion).
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal, an alt-history sci-fi (I think “punch card punk” is what she’s calling it) starting with a slightly different US where a meteorite strikes in the early 50s, kickstarting climate change and leading to a greater investment in the space program. It feels very much like a sci fi Hidden Figures, dealing with issues of capable women being pushed down by expectations and overcoming that. A great read - if I have one complaint is that it feels like the first book wraps up a little neatly, especially given the breadth of issues it tackles at various points.