For drama free of angst and dread, try one of these new stories.In Faithful by Alice Hoffman, a car driven by two high school seniors goes out of control. One of the girls ends up in badly injured; the other is ridden with survivor’s guilt (but she gets better). In The Award by Danielle Steel, Gaëlle de Barbet was sixteen years old when the German army occupied France. Now an elderly woman, she is about to receive a medal for her wartime activities with the resistance. In flashbacks, we hear her story. Winter Storms by Erin Hilderbrand is the cold season version of the beach read queen’s summertime familial dramas.