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.)
These three titles featured here all appeal to me for different reasons. The road trip promising a charming and funny story; the historical cozy set in Paris; and an urban fantasy with a bit of family drama and a mystery thrown in. I haven't actually read any of the previous books in either the Amory Ames series or the October Daye series yet, and so will have to decide if these are two I can jump right into or if I'll need to start from the beginning. (If you've read either series, let me know what you think!)
Release Date: September 5, 2017 by Berkley
One woman's journey home gets derailed by her soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law in a novel filled with humor, small-town charm, rekindled love, and the resilient ties of family.
Cast aside by her cheating husband, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to regroup, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art.
But Shirley Pratt--master manipulator, elitist snob, and Katelyn's terror of a live-in monster-in-law--has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn's trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Katelyn has no choice but to play peacekeeper between the ornery old woman and the proud matrons of Little Springs. Yet the small town seems to be changing Shirley. And as Katelyn weighs the wisdom of picking up where she left off with Jackson Mendoza, the town bad boy and her high school sweetheart, she must find a way to believe in the strength of her dreams. [Goodreads Summary]
Release Date: September 5, 2017 by Minotaur Books
The fourth installment in the Edgar-nominated mystery series set in 1930s England.
When Milo Ames receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, he and Amory travel to Paris where they are soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before the release of his newest, highly-anticipated perfume, and Madame Nanette, who works for the family, is convinced that her employer’s death was not due to natural causes.
The more Amory and Milo look into the motives of industry rivals and the Belanger heirs who are vying for control of his perfume empire, the more they are convinced that Nanette may be right. When secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold. [Goodreads Summary]
Release Date: September 5, 2017 by DAW
For once, everything in October “Toby” Daye’s life seems to be going right. There have been no murders or declarations of war for her to deal with, and apart from the looming specter of her Fetch planning her bachelorette party, she’s had no real problems for days. Maybe things are getting better.
Because suddenly Toby’s mother, Amandine the Liar, appears on her doorstep and demands that Toby find her missing sister, August. But August has been missing for over a hundred years and there are no leads to follow. And Toby really doesn’t owe her mother any favors.
Then Amandine starts taking hostages, and refusal ceases to be an option. [Goodreads Summary]
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All of these books look great, especially the Brightest Fell!ReplyDelete
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Ronyell - I am really looking forward to reading The Brightest Fell. I don't know why I haven't read the series before.Delete
I've always wanted to read a book by Seanan McGuire. But where to start? :PReplyDelete
Stephanie - Me too! I suppose we should start at the beginning, but it's so tempting to just jump in and work my way back . . .Delete
Not sure about the last, but the first two sound amazing -- especially the Essence of Malice!ReplyDelete
Verushka - I think that one sounds good too! I do love a good mystery!Delete
I adore Seanan McGuire and can't really figure out why I have never started this series! Great choices this week!ReplyDelete
Barb - I am glad to hear you enjoy Seanan McGuire's books. This will likely be my first by her.Delete
I've heard the October Daye series is amazing! It's on my Wishlist. Hope you enjoy them!ReplyDelete
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Darlene - I'm so glad to hear it. I can't wait to dive in.Delete
They all sound really good, but I am really curious about The Future She Left Behind. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday
Jenea - I am especially curious about that one as well. It sounds like it will be a fun one.Delete
WOWZA!!! What an AWESOME trio, Wendy!! The one that first caught my eye was "The Brightest Fell". As you know, I LOVE urban fantasy! As for "The Future She Left Behind", it resonates with me, because of two things: the cheating (ex)husband, and the art. So I'm definitely interested! And the third is set in a city I have always wanted to visit -- Paris! Besides, the time period is the 1930s, which is a very interesting one!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these three winners!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)
Maria - Thank you! I couldn't resist that one either for the same reason. It's been too long since I read an urban fantasy type novel. The Future She Left Behind sounds like it will be a fun one. I'm eager to read that one as well. And Paris is pretty irresistible as a setting, isn't it?Delete
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Uh oh, a road trip with your mother-in-law?? Sounds like trouble!ReplyDelete
Angela - Yes, it does, doesn't it? Haha. I can't wait to read this one.Delete
I haven't read books by these authors yet, but they all look and sound really good. Hopefully you'll be able to jump in. Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
Tressa - I hope I will too. They all sound like they will be good ones. Fingers crossed!Delete
Ooh like the cover and synopsis of The Future She Left Behind. Very intriguing. Hope you enjoy reading all the three books!ReplyDelete
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Priyanka - Doesn't it sound good? I think so too! I hope I will enjoy them as well. Thank you!Delete
I would definitely read The Future She Left Behind. I really like the sound of it. I do also want to read more from Seanan McGuire soon. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Carole - I like the sound of The Future She Left Behind Too. And I'm really excited about giving Seanan McGuire a try finally!Delete
The Future She Left Behind is totally on my radar. It has so many elements I love - small town, wounded heroine, humor, and family. This sounds like a total win for me. I just saw a post for a different Seanan McGuire book, where the blogger spoke of how good the writing is. I may have to check something out by McGuire.ReplyDelete
Sam - I agree! I can't resist that one. I am glad you heard from another blogger who liked McGuire's writing. That bodes well for me. Thanks for letting me know.Delete
They all sound good, but especially The Future She Left Behind. I want to add that to my list. Good choices!ReplyDelete
Yvonne - I am really looking forward to The Future She Left Behind too!Delete
The Future She Left Behind sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
Ellen - I hope it turns out to be good! :-)Delete
Quit adding books to my list! :D Both The Future She Left Behind and The Brightest Fell sound good to me.ReplyDelete
Lark - Haha! These lists are terrible for my wish list and TBR pile. :-)Delete
I've only read the first Amory Ames and loved it, but without reading books 2 or 3 I can't say for sure about jumpin in. Although I suspect you could. But Murder at the brightwell is good so I would start there, if you can.ReplyDelete
The October Daye series I've been wanting to try too.
Greg - I am glad to hear you enjoyed the first Amory Ames book. It sounds like a fun series. Thank you for the advice!Delete
I do like a bit of urban fantasy though I admit that I've never really taken to Seanan McGuire's writing. Just one of these things I guess but I hope you enjoy it loads when you read it! Thanks for visiting me!ReplyDelete
Chuckles - Hopefully I will enjoy McGuire's book when I give it a try. :-)Delete
What a great selection of books. That one set in Paris caught my eye right away. I hope you enjoy reading all of these.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - Thank you! The Paris setting attracted me to that one as well.Delete
Great selection! I have the first Ashley Weaver but haven't read it yet. I do love the sound of the whole series though! The Future She Left Behind sounds amazing too! I love a good road trip book and that sounds like a crazy groupof characters!ReplyDelete
Katherine - Thank you! I like the premise of the series and am anxious to give it a try. Road trip books are so much fun. :-)Delete
I'm so behind of Ashley Weaver's books! I totally enjoyed her first book and have to read the second book soon.ReplyDelete
Melody - I haven't read her before, but am looking forward to giving her books a try!Delete