Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Sea Escape

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Sea Escape
By Lynne Griffin
Publication Date: July 6

From the author's site:

Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to Henry and Claire, when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in when her carefully crafted life unraveled years ago, after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam. Believing the beauty and sway of her father’s words have the power to heal, Laura reads the letters bedside to her mother. As Laura delves deeper into her tangled family history, each letter revealing patchwork details of her parents’ marriage, she finds a common thread: a secret, mother and daughter unknowingly share.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

86 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, that one sounds fabulous! Love letters, secrets, all the stuff of great stories.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/waiting-on-wednesday-6/

INCiDeNT said...

It grabbed me. Love the intrigue it evokes.

Mine is here.

Rhiana said...

Interesting, one of mine involves Love letters this week... here's mine
http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Diane said...

I loved this author's last book: Life Without Summer; this sounds great as well. Thanks

Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-you-lost-me-there.html

Leanna (Daisy Chain Books) said...

Nice choice! My pick for this week revolves around the Salem with trials.

clicky

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here's mine~ Have a great day!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-nightshade.html

Wendy said...

Oh, that sounds like a good book! Here's mine. :)

Manga Maniac said...

That looks interesting!

Here is mine:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3905

Tina's Blog said...

I'm adding this one to my list along with all the other great ones I find out about here!
Here's mine:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Sa Toya said...

Sounds very interesting and full of drama!
Here's Mine

Jan von Harz said...

Sound mysterious and sad. Love the idea of reading dad's love letters.

Here is my WoW:

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-princess-and.html

Kelly Peres said...

sounds cool, but i dunno I will look into it!! :)

My Waiting on Wedenesday is Here

Mary said...

THis sounds like it could be really good!
My pick is here.

Christina/Book Addict said...

That one does sound great. Thanks for sharing it! Here's mine:
http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-spells.html

lilly said...

That's an interesting read definitely. Already on my wish list :)

http://lilly-readingextravaganza.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-island-beneath-sea.html

Lizzy said...

oo sounds good! Here's mine:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-april-21.html

Jess said...

Cool cool!

This one I cannot wait to read - Spirit Bound.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Here is my WOW :)

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

My first WoW in months.

Waiting on Wednesday: Dragon Soul by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

Jen G. (The Introverted Reader) said...

Old love letters and a secret? Sounds intriguing.

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Hello again. Here's mine :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great pick! You always find books I've never heard of!

Here's my WoW pick!

Ophelia99 said...

Here's
mine!

Angel said...

love letters, sigh....
Here's my WoW.

tarynwanderer said...

This sounds truly awesome. I feel like there's been a resurgence of books that are at least in part told through letters, and I'm liking it! :)

My Waiting on Wednesday is a bit nerdy this week...it's here!

Carina said...

That looks interesting! Sometimes books written in letter form can be really good. My pick actually came out two days ago here in Canada, but I just couldn't help highlighting it!

Alayne said...

This looks fabulous! Great WOW pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Valerie said...

Ooh, intriguing!

Here's mine!

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Wow, I love your pick this week! It sounds really intriguing.

Here's mine:

http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Mary said...

Jill, your book sounds fabulous!

Here is mine:

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-my-fair-lazy-by.html

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

It sounds so romantic!

Here's my WoW:
http://www.rebloco.com/2010/04/21/waiting-on-wednesday-7/

Christina T said...

Sea Escape sounds fantastic! I hadn't heard of it before.

Here is my WoW pick

Carin said...

Mine is beachy too!
http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-beach-week.html

booksploring said...

Oooh love letters ;-) sounds like a great read!

I have two picks this week...Here they are!

jacabur1 said...

Interesting new author to me..

here is mine:

http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-april-21st.html

jackie b central texas

Sab H. said...

What a cute cover!

Mine's here!

Mama Bookworm said...

Very pretty cover!

Here is mine,

http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

elizabeth said...

Sounds like a great book!

You can see mine here: here

Elena said...

Here's mine for the week: http://allbookedup-elena.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-mission-of-honor.html

vvb32 reads said...

whoa, that sounds interesting. would love to read about the secrets in this one.

this week i has some italian historicals. here's my WoW

Lori said...

Adding that one to my to-read list! Here's a link to my post:

http://sobookish.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-life-in-defiance.html

Girl on a Mission said...

This sounds like a good one! I love books with family secrets. Here's Mine:
http://onlysexybooksallowed.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

bermudaonion said...

I'm waiting on this one too. That cover is fabulous!

Serpentine Librarian said...
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Serpentine Librarian said...

Sounds like a great book!

My Wow can be found here.

Wendy said...

I love that cover!!

Here is mine: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

shelburns said...

Love the cover! Here's mine...

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-claire-de-lune.html

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my pick of the week http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2010/04/21/waiting-on-wednesday-matched-by-allyson-braithwaite-condie/

celi.a said...

That sounds like a perfect rainy-day read.

My "Waiting on Wednesday" choice this week is Mette Ivie Harrison's The Princess and the Snowbird.

Missy B. said...

It sounds great! Another one to add to my list :)

Here's Mine:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I am soooo ready to escape to the beach LOL! Great selection! Here's mine!

http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/2010/04/jill-over-breaking-spine-hosts-weekly.html

XOXO~ Renee

Sara said...

My WoW post!

http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-26.html

Aleksandra said...

Sounds really interesting! Here's mine: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

A Journey of Books said...

Oh that looks good! I think I might have to add that one to the TBR pile. How'd you hear about it?

Here's mine.

Chantele said...

This one sounds awesome! Here is mine!:) http://alwayssomethingtoread.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Sara said...

This sounds really interesting! Wonderful pick :)

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Emily said...

I have a couple that I am waiting for this week:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

Book Sake said...

Sea Escape sounds like a good pick.

My pick is at BookSake.

Kristi said...

Good pick! I want to know the secret!

Here is my WoW pick.

Joy said...

Great pick, happy reading!
Here's mine for the week,
Books and Life

Pixie said...

That sounds like a great book. I am a little late posting mine today, but you can read it here

~Pixie

Rose said...

That sounds like a great book! Books about love always draw me in.

Here is mine!
http://afanaticbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Little Miss Becky :) said...

This one sounds so heart-wrenching! I love stories surrounding old letters!

My WoW pick for this week is here

vampireprincess said...

mine
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/magic-is-overtaking-the-world/

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Alex Bennett said...

I chose the Remember Me omnibus by Christopher Pike!

http://alexreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Stephanie said...

The plot sounds fascinating. I'm hooked!

Here's mine:
http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Megan said...

Sounds interesting. I love a good family saga!

Here's mine!

Kaydence said...

Have a great day. Mine is here:
http://kaydencebookblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/waiting-on-wednesday-3/

Bronagh said...

My first WoW ever: http://absolutelyalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Tania said...

Here is my WOW
Literary Wonders

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Yes, this one is my on WL, too!!

Here's mine.

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Kath said...

Here's Mine:

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

brizmus said...

This sounds interesting. . . I am intrigued by Sea Escape. Sounds like somewhere I'd like to go!

Check out my WoW here!

Lauren said...

Wow, this sounds interesting. I have a thing for letters, whether they are just parts of a story, the format of the story, or completely disjointed. :)

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

I like your WoW, sounds really good!

Here is mine:

http://midnightsapphiresbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wendnesday-42110.html

Stacy said...

oh WoW! that one sounds really good...i've added it to my TBR list...secrets and mothers and daughters ~ who couldn't ask for more!

here's mine ~ Juliet by Anne Fortier
mystery and intrigue!
http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Priya Parmar said...

what a gorgeous cover and beautiful, evocative title.

thekams said...

Sounds good!

Here's mine.

Lori said...

Looks to be an interesting read. Here's mine

Violet said...

That sounds like a great one! Love letters + family secrets = fun! :)

My WoW this week is Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Bri Meets Books said...

I love the title of that novel. Might have to check it out for a mom gift!

My WoW is below.

http://brimeetsbooks.com/?p=1436

Jo said...
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Jo said...

I haven't posted about a book -- but I did post a thank you to all of you who DO post - here

Marie said...

Sounds interesting.

Here is mine.