Can't Wait Wednesday, YA

I Can’t Wait for…Pretend She’s Here by Luanne Rice #CWW #WOW

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings   to spotlight upcoming releases we are excited about that we have yet to read.

I LOVE Luanne Rice’s books!  I have actually read every single one.  When I first discovered her books, I just read them all because I loved her writing and her characters and her setting so much.  Many of her books are set in a coastal town in Connecticut.

When Facebook first started, I friended Luanne Rice on Facebook and she and I used to private message each other back and forth – she is so nice and down to earth!  Once when my daughters and I were watching Beach Girls – a Lifetime miniseries based on one of her books, I was messaging her and asking questions as I watched the miniseries.  She posted photos of the real places that her novels are based on – her grandparents house, the beach, etc.  and put “For Theresa and her daughters” so that I was sure to see all the photo!!

So, yes, I LOVE her and her books!!  And I can’t wait for the new one which will not be released until February 26, 2019.  I keep checking Netgalley to see if I can get a copy before that!

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Emily Lonergan’s best friend died last year.

And Emily hasn’t stopped grieving. Lizzie Porter was lively, loud, and fun — Emily’s better half. Emily can’t accept that she’s gone.

When Lizzie’s parents and her sister come back to town to visit, Emily’s heartened to see them. The Porters understand her pain. They miss Lizzie desperately, too.

Desperately enough to do something crazy.

Something unthinkable.

Suddenly, Emily’s life is hurtling toward a very dark place — and she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.

Book reviews, Can't Wait Wednesday

I Can’t Wait for…Watching You by Lisa Jewell #CWW #WOW

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings  to spotlight upcoming releases we are excited about that we have yet to read.

I am really excited about the upcoming release of Watching You by Lisa Jewell.  I loved The Girls in the Garden, I Found You and The House We Grew Up In.  Lisa Jewell’s writing style is very familiar, as though you are chatting with an old friend and she gives you details and insights into her characters that make them seem so real.  I actually have this book in my queue in Netgalley and plan to read it soon.  But it’s one of those things where I know that once I read it, it will be done and I want to savor the anticipation at least a little bit.

Watching You will be released on December 26, 2018 – just in time for that wondrous week between Christmas and New Year’s where time seems to stand still and the world is peaceful and it’s perfect to lay in bed and read!

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The instant New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the “riveting thriller” (PopSugarThen She Was Gone delivers another suspenseful page-turner about a shocking murder in a picturesque and well-to-do English town, perfect “for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and Luckiest Girl Alive” (Library Journal).

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam…

In Lisa Jewell’s latest brilliant “bone-chilling suspense” (People) no one is who they seem—and everyone is hiding something. Who has been murdered—and who would have wanted one of their neighbors dead? As “Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace” (Booklist, starred review), you will be kept guessing until the startling revelation on the very last page.