Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Waking Up in Dixie

"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:


Waking Up in Dixie
By Haywood Smith
Publication Date: September 14

From Amazon:

When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her “white trash” family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that thirty years later, she’d end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who’s foreclosing on all her friends. Then Howe has a stroke sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he’s at the mercy of all his appetites and emotions. Transformed, Howe wants to be a real husband, which scares proper, repressed Elizabeth to death, and setting out to right past wrongs, he blackmails the town’s baddies into doing the right thing by threatening to foreclose on their mortgages. The ensuing hilarious rollercoaster ride wakes up not only Elizabeth and their marriage, but the whole town and its hidebound institutions.

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

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

43 comments:

Literary Cravings said...

Wow great pick!! Must look out for this book when it comes out!!

Missie said...

This sounds like a fun read. But why do husbands always have to be hit in the head or near death to realize what pains they are? LOL

Shelly B said...

Sounds like a good one!

teamouse said...

This is my first time participating in WoW, and it's a fantastic idea. Thanks!

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like it will be a fun and interesting read.

emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com said...

I agree with Missie's comment :)
My pick this week is Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Sounds very interesting. I like that it seems to be more light-hearted than I thought at first.

Aleksandra said...

Sounds really interesting!

chelleyreads said...

fantastic pick! this sounds like a very fun read. thanks for the heads up, i haven't heard of this book before :)

and as always, thank you for hosting this great meme!

-michelle

bookfanmary said...

Sounds like a timely read. I'll watch for it!

Diane said...

Well that sounds fun; great pick Jill.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh that one is definitely going on my wishlist!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That sounds fabulous! I must add this one to my list.

Shon said...

This looks like it would be a good read. Nice pick.

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

This sounds fantastic! Great pick

Tina's Blog said...

I love the cover on this one! I'm adding it to my list.

PAPER BACK NOVEL said...

My first time WoWing :) The book sounds amazing and the plot is quite a unique one...it makes me think of fairytales for some reason lol.

Grace said...

Great pick! I will have to check this one out :D

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

This sounds like a funny read! And LOL at Missie's comment!!!

I'm #35.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

That sounds interesting - reminds of that Nicholas Cage movie they play at Christmas time :)

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a fun read and I just love the title!

JL said...

Sounds like a good read! I'll keep a look out for it's release.

Alayne said...

Sounds like a great summer fun read! Nice pick.
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

booksploring said...

Great pick! Will look out for it!

abookwormshaven.com said...

Your book this week sounds really interesting :) Nice pick!

Crystal said...

This sounds really interesting and funny to boot. I'll have to add it to my list.

melissa said...

good pick! I went with Beautiful Darkness this week.

Jenn said...

great pick!

Mel said...

That sounds like a great WoW pick! There are so many great books coming out it makes it difficult to choose which to post! :)

Kinsey said...

Here is my WOW:
http://booksbeforebreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Your choice sounds like a fun read.

Becky said...

I just started my own book blog and this is my first time doing WoW. It's a great idea!

Lisa Mandina said...

Love this idea! I am now going to take part every Wednesday.

oO Mariana Oo said...

Nice pick, looks good ^^

Lori said...

Cute cover. I hope that you will enjoy it when you get it.

GBU Book Reviews said...

Just linked my WoW: Matched by Ally Condie.

Alison said...

This sounds different. Always nice to have something with an original plot.

YA Book Lover said...

Sounds good!

teamouse said...

Thanks for the welcome, I loved participating and I'll be back next week!

The New Girl said...

Hi, I love to read, and finally decided to put that time to good use! My blog is called The Love Is in the Pages, and I am just finishing setting it up. I would love to participate in this great meme, and I am looking to spread the word of my blog...Thanks!

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Yolanda said...

I love Haywood Smith and your blog.