Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wishing For Wednesday: (09/13/2017)



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

I am really excited about these four titles and could not settle on just one or two to feature. Each one appeals to me for different reasons, but they all sound interesting.


Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah (352 pgs)
Release Date: September 19, 2017, by William Morrow
She's the most famous murder victim in America. What if she's not dead?

Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied — by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake at the front desk... but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn't know what to trust — everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?
[Goodreads Summary] 

My thoughts: My first thought when reading the synopsis of Keep Her Safe was human trafficking, but that could be because it's been in the forefront of the the media and my job for quite a while now (and for good reason). It could have absolutely nothing to do with that. This one sounds like it will keep my heart thumping fast.

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The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whithall (448 pgs)
Release Date: September 19, 2017, by Ballantine (re-release)
A timely novel about an accusation against a beloved schoolteacher and the repercussions on his loved ones, exploring issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.

George Woodbury, a celebrated teacher, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father’s defense, while grappling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep on with their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?

With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores the irrevocable damage of an accusation—not on the man accused, but on the family who have built their lives around him.
 [Goodreads Summary]

My thoughts: This one sounds like it will be an emotional and thought provoking read.

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Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao (336 pgs)
Release Date: September 19, 2017, by Berkley
The latest in a dazzling new historical mystery series featuring Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past who suddenly finds her future most uncertain…

Partially reformed con artist Ruby Proulx is starting to feel at home in her aunt’s seaside hotel. She loves the feeling of being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps her aunt keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel’s metaphysically inclined guests.

When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a month-long stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expand outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to work for a woman’s right to vote. But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia’s appearance in Old Orchard. When her body is found floating in the saltwater plunge pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to solve the murder, and in the process learns that Sophronia was hiding some secrets of her own.
 [Goodreads Summary]

My thoughts: Just one look at the cover, and I knew this book was something I might enjoy. I have the first book in the series right here on my TBR pile and am looking forward to reading both.

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The Way To London by Alix Rickloff (384 pgs)
Release Date: September 19, 2017, by William Morr
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, impetuous and overindulged, Lucy Stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever.

Exiled to England to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath. Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England.

Then she meets Bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.

Now Lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for. [Goodreads Summary]

My thoughts: Did someone say World War II? The past catching up to the main character? I am all over this one.


Do any of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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52 comments:

  1. All these books sound awesome! I need to read them someday! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - I am really looking forward to reading them. Thank you for visiting!

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  2. Keep Her Safe sounds amazing! I hope you manage to get your hands on the book because I would love to read your thoughts about it(:

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    1. Eustacia - I think so too! I hope it turns out to be as good as it sounds. Thanks for visiting, Eustacia!

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  3. Wow, these all sound soooo good. I especially like Keep Her Safe and The Best Kinda of People. Great picks.

    CWW

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    1. Jenea - It's no wonder our TBR and wish lists are always overflowing, isn't it? Too many great sounding books. I'd rather that problem then most others though. :-)

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  4. The Best Kind of People stands out to me. I hope you get to all of these soon.

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  5. I love WWII novels, and The Way to London sounds like it has a unique perspective. Great pick!

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    1. Angela - I thought so too. Hopefully it will be a good one. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Whispers of Warning sounds right up my alley. It's part of a series right? I'm adding them to my TBR for sure.

    My CWW: https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2017/09/cant-wait-wednesday-fantastic-beasts.html

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    1. Sam - Yes, Whispers of Warning is the second book. I hope to get to the first one soon. I am really excited about giving the series a try. Thanks for stopping by, Sam!

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  7. Wow, awesome books this week. I saw Keep Her Safe somewhere else and am very interested in it. I also need to read both Change of Fortune books.

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    1. Barb - Too many tempting books out there. :-) Thanks for visiting, Barb!

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  8. The New Way to London sounds like something I want to read.

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    1. Ellen - I think so too! Thanks for stopping by, Ellen!

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  9. Every one of those books looks very inviting! That's the problem!

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    1. Patty - Yes, it makes it hard to choose--or broke. LOL

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  10. I saw your post and thought Sophie Hannah had a new book out but it's actually one I've already read. It's called 'Did You See Melody' in the UK! It was really enjoyable.

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    1. Rachael - I don't understand why they have to change the titles when publishing in a different country.

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  11. Ooh, I totally want to read The Way to London and Whispers of Warning! Must add them to my Goodreads list so I don't forget. :)

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    1. Lark - They both sound so good, don't they? I hope we both read and like them. :-)

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  12. The cover for Whispers of Warning is so beautiful and it sounds really good, too! The Way To London sounds great, too. I'm a sucker for novels set during WWII.

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    1. Ashley - I agree! I can't wait to get into the series. I really like reading books set in and around WWII. Hopefully The Way to London will be a good one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. A great list of books and some new ones to explore! :)

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    1. Melody - Thank you! Hopefully I can get to them all. :-)

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  14. You always seem to find the most interesting books! Keep Her Safe sounds like one I would enjoy. Great picks!

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    1. Carole - Thank you! I hope you get a chance to read Keep Her Safe too. Hopefully we will both like it. :-)

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  15. Wow! This is a great collection of upcoming books. The Way to London is one that grabs my attention. I love those types of historical fiction novels. Thanks so much for sharing these. :)

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    1. Candid Cover - That one especially caught my eye as well. Like you, I enjoy those types of historical fiction. Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Ooh Keep Her Safe looks nice and suspenseful. :)

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    1. Greg - It does, doesn't it? I can't wait to read it!

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  17. Great choices! I think Whispers of Warnings is calling to me...:-)

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    1. Tammy - Thank you! I really like the sound of that one too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Whispers of Warning and The Best Kind of People both sound so interesting. The others are good too, just those two really intrigue me more. Hope you love them all though. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Laura - I hope I do too! I just wish there was more time to read all the books I want to read. Thanks for visiting!

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  19. I just finished the Sophie Hannah book and thought the plot was great, but I had some issues with other elements of the book. Whispers of Warning sounds brilliant though -- great pick!

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    1. Verushka - Hopefull i will enjoy Hannah's book when I read it. I'm excited about Whispers of Warning. Thanks for visting!

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  20. I'm in the mood for psychics, so Whispers of Warnings looks good!

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    1. Jenclair - I'm really curious about that series! Thanks for stopping by, Jenclair!

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  21. These all sound good. Whispers of Warning has been on my list for awhile, too, but I need to read the first one.

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    1. Yvonne - Same here. I look forward to starting with the first book. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  22. The Way to London looks like a book for me! I'm curious about the Sophie Hannah book. I'm not sure I can handle a book on human trafficking but if it isn't the premise looks intriguing.

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    1. Katherine - If you read it too, I hope you like it! It sounds like it will be good. Thanks for visiting!

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  23. Every book sounds very interesting and the covers look just amazing. Hope you´ll enjoy your picks. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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    1. Vi - I like the covers too. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. All of these sound great, but Whispers of Warning especially caught my eye. Great picks this week!

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    1. Suzanne - Same here! I'm excited about giving that one a try. Thanks for visiting!

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  25. You're right...they all sound good! Love the Estevao cover!!

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    1. Darlene - I do too! I think that's my favorite cover of the bunch. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Oh gosh all of these sound good! Right now my thoughts are more on spooky reads just because of the R.I.P. Challenge but I also would love a good fiction story.

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    1. Iliana - It's hard not to think about all those spooky reads right now! I hope you have fun with RIP this year!

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