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.