Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Solomon's Oak

"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:

Solomon's Oak
By Jo-Ann Mapson
Publication Date: October 12

From Amazon:

A year after the untimely death of her husband, Dan, Glory Solomon is adrift, in financial trouble, and unable to find much meaning in a world without her mate. But when she opens a wedding chapel on her historic California ranch (known for its ancient oak tree), she attracts a variety of couples in search of unconventional nuptials--and two lost souls. Juniper McGuire, an angry teenage girl, is still reeling from the tragedy that put her into the foster care system. And a former crime scene photographer, Joseph Vigil, suffers chronic pain from an on-the-job accident. Together, the three grievers form a tentative support system that could--if they'll let it--be called love.

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!

30 comments:

June G said...

Love the sound of this. The cover looks awesome too. Thanks. I'm going to check this out.

TheBookishSnob said...

Sounds like it could be an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it :)

Here's my WOW

Jan von Harz said...

Solomon's Oak sounds impressive and meaningful I can see why you would be waiting on this one.

Dwayne said...

Quite intense, this book. INteresting pick! :)

Tina's Blog said...

I enjoyed The Owl and Moon Cafe by Mapson several years ago. I will have to add this one to my list.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds good.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

That sounds like such an awesome book! Thanks for hosting WoW!

Tina

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh, this sounds good.

Gina said...

This book sounds really good! Hope you enjoy it!

Mary said...

I hope it's a wonderful as it sounds! It's the type of book I like to read.

Book Sake said...

This one sounds great, like it could be a very heart-wrenching tale.

Megan said...

Your pick sounds really good. I think I'll be waiting for it, too, now. =)

TheBookGirl said...

Hi Jill,

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday"

Solomon's Oak sounds like a good one :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your book sounds great...exciting and very compelling.

Thanks again for hosting this meme for us!

thecrowdedleaf said...

Another great pick! How do you find them all?! :)
Alayne

booksploring said...

I've never heard of this author before. Solomon's Oak sounds like it would have its sad moments...but quite moving and powerful. A much deeper sounding book than my fluffy WoW pick this week ;-)

Liz. R said...

Love love love the cover! Would have picked it up just because of that. Sounds like quite a compelling read though - I like it.

Joy said...

Wow I have to reserve this one, it sound very good. Hope you have a great week reading Jill.
Joy at Books and Life

Heather said...

I really love this idea and will try to partake every Wedensday!!!

Melissa said...

This one sounds so good, and I love the simplicity of the cover! Great choice :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great pick!! Thanks for sharing!

justpeachy36 said...

This one looks great. Adding another one to my wish list...

Julie said...

I like a lot of things about this book - California, the crime scene photographer job. Really nice. I'm going to write this one down! Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW

squinto said...

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday, and I can't wait for next week! I love the idea behind this meme.

Also, your pick sounds like a very emotional read. Not really in the mood for one at the moment, but I dig the concept and will put in on my TBR pile!

brizmus said...

this sounds lovely - great pick!

The Book Speaker said...

Sounds like an interesting book. It's definitely not a light read.

Book Loving Mommy said...

Solomon's Oak is now on my library hold list! It sounds very good!

Here's my pick: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2010/09/waiting-on-wednesdays-confession.html

Elizabeth said...

It does sound VERY good.

Meg Waite Clayton said...

I've been WoW for this Wed and Julia Glass's The Widower's Tale (which I know was a WoW for you, too). I have the most amazing guest post from Julia on my author blog this morning, "The Not Quite Yes" - about her "overnight success." One of the most inspiring posts I've gotten, and I've had posts from many amazing authors. It's at http://megwaiteclayton.com/1stbooks/?p=2007 I just started Widower's Tale and am loving it!

Meg Waite Clayton
author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters and the forthcoming The Four Ms. Bradwells
www.megwaiteclayton.com

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Wonder what time WoW for this week will be posted?