Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.
Release Date: May 25, 2021 by St. Martin's Press
The first in a sweet and colorful cozy mystery series from Jess Dylan, Death in Bloom introduces flower shop owner Sierra Ravenswood.
At the Flower House, every rose has its thorn . . .
Sierra Ravenswood is the new part-time employee of the Flower House, a flower shop in Aerieville, Tennessee. It's true she didn't expect to be back in her hometown at twenty-eight-years-old, but after her dream of making it as a singer in Nashville crashed and burned, she's just grateful to have found a soft place to land.
Because, after all, Sierra firmly believes in being optimistic and positive about life, so she's sure she won't have to work at the Flower House forever. But things take a decidedly negative turn when a customer drops dead in the middle of her new bouquet-arranging workshop at the store. When it's discovered he was poisoned by a snack at the event, everyone at the workshop, including Sierra, is on the suspect list. To make matters worse, her boss has gone AWOL and left the store to her for the cost of one dollar, leaving Sierra in charge of both his store and his high-energy Corgi puppy, Gus.
The town is on edge, and Sierra knows that murder is something that an upbeat attitude and a bouquet of sweet-smelling roses can't fix. She's determined to figure out whodunit, before anyone else in town meets an untimely reason for needing funeral flowers. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: A new cozy mystery series to try! I love the flower shop setting--and a corgi!
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely - and inconvenient - sources.
Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love - albeit fictional. As a best-selling romance novelist and influential Bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book.
But right now? Not only is Kara’s best friend getting married next week - which means big wedding stress - but the deadline for her next novel is looming, and she hasn’t written a single word. The last thing she needs is for her infuriating first love, Ryan Thompson, to suddenly appear in the wedding party. But Ryan’s unexpected arrival sparks a creative awakening in Kara that inspires the steamy historical romance she desperately needs to deliver.
With her wedding duties intensifying, her deadline getting closer by the second and her bills not paying themselves, Kara knows there’s only one way for her to finish her book and to give her characters the ever-after they deserve. But can she embrace the unlikely, ruggedly handsome muse—who pushes every one of her buttons—to save the wedding, her career and, just maybe, write her own happy ending? [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I think the title and cover say it all, but the description doesn't hurt either. This sounds like a fun romance with a bookish theme.
Does either of these books interest you? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading?
I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!
OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo's last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he's hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo's death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin's own version of the truth—both in terms of what he's willing to hide and what true love means. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: History Is All You Left Me came in one of my LitBox subscriptions I received years ago, featuring authors of color. I have heard great things about Adam Silvera's work, and so was excited to receive this novel. I just need to read it now . . .
Have you read History Is All You Left Me? Does this book sound like something you would like to read?
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I have wanted to read Adam Silvera's work but haven't yet. History is All You Left Me sounds good. I could also see myself enjoy Death in Bloom and Talk Bookish to Me. Great picks this week!ReplyDelete
Carole - I have been wanting to give his work a try too. I really should make time for History Is All You Left Me. I hope all of these will be good. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I also love the cover and synopsis of Talk Bookish to Me! Especially since I'm on bookstagram!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - I really wish I liked bookstagram more. If only they had a desktop version . . . Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I find Talk Bookish to Me appealing. Hope you enjoy all your picks!ReplyDelete
Laura - Thank you! I hope I will too. :-)Delete
Death in Bloom sounds really good! The flower shop setting seems pretty unique:-)ReplyDelete
Tammy - I really like the idea of the flower shop setting. I hope it will be good! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Talk Bookish to Me looks interesting and I like the cover. I read a lot of cozies, but don't think I have read one set in a flower shop.ReplyDelete
Carla - Isn't that a great cover? I love the cover of Talk Bookish to Me too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
All your picks this week sound really good. I like the flower shop setting, too, so that sounds extra good!ReplyDelete
Jan - I like the flower shop setting too. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Talk Bookish To Me sounds interesting but I haven't read any of these.ReplyDelete
Mary - Hopefully they will be good! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I really want to read Talk Bookish to Me, too! :DReplyDelete
Lark - I'm really looking forward to that one. I hope it will be good! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Talk Bookish to Me is one I'm really excited for. It just sounds like a fun read. I also love the sounds of that cozy mystery. :)ReplyDelete
Suzanne - It does sound fun, doesn't it? I hope we both enjoy it when we read it! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I'm loving that cover for Talk Bookish to Me. Plus, the synopsis sounds really good too. Another one to add to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Ashley - I hope it will be as good as it sounds! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oh these look fun. I like that cover of talk Bookish To Me a lot. :)ReplyDelete
Greg - I like that cover too. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Talk Bookish to Me looks like a book I'd enjoy. I shall look for it.ReplyDelete
Deb - I hope you enjoy it if you read it! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I have Death in Bloom coming on my reading list and I cannot wait. Just the cover makes me happy!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I hope you enjoy it! I am looking forward to reading it. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
All three sound good but in particular Talk Bookish to Me. I think that probably appeals to a lot of booklovers right? It's hard to not want to read books with bookish characters!ReplyDelete
Iliana - Yes, I imagine the bookish theme is a big draw for our crowd. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete