Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: I Gave My Heart to Know This

"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:

I Gave My Heart to Know This

By Ellen Baker
Publication Date: August 2

From Amazon:


In January 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena’s mother, Violet, have joined the growing ranks of women working for the war effort. Though they find satisfaction in their jobs at a Wisconsin shipyard, it isn’t enough to distract them from the anxieties of wartime, or their fears for the men they love: Lena’s twin brother, Derrick, and Grace’s high school sweetheart, Alex. When shattering news arrives from the front, the lives of the three women are pitched into turmoil. As one is pushed to the brink of madness, the others are forced into choices they couldn’t have imagined—and their lives will never be the same. 

More than five decades later, Violet’s great-granddaughter, Julia, returns to the small farmhouse where Violet and Lena once lived. Listless from her own recent tragedy, Julia begins to uncover the dark secrets that shattered her family, eventually learning that redemption—and love—can be found in the most unexpected places. 



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

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45 comments:

Carissa said...

I love stories that span different time periods!

June G said...

You always find unique, little stories.

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

Where do you find all three heart wrenching stories? LOL This sounds like a good stormy weather weekend read!

Yas said...

wow! this sounds really interesting... thanks for sharing! i just read between shades of gray and i loved it... surely i'll love this too!

Kay said...

What a great book. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'll be on the lookout for it in August.

lulilut said...

Sounds sweet and sad - I wonder if the story is told in flashbacks or has a more linear storyline. Regardless, it sounds very poignant.

Sharon said...

It sounds wonderful :)

I have chosen Roxanne St Claire's, Face of Danger book #3 in the Guardian Angelino's series for this week.

Sharon

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

Aleetha said...

The cover is lovely. I like it.

Emma said...

This looks great. I hope you enjoy it.

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Interesting pick, it sounds like it might be a beautiful book to read.

Penelope Lolohea said...

I love family sagas! This one sounds like it is a good read. I also LOVE the colors on the cover; such pretty shades!

Melanie said...

It sounds like a great book. Hope you enjoy it! :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jill...this one sounds terrific. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Mocha ღ Latte said...

Everyone's got a great W.O.W this week. Here's mine: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday3.html

-Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte.

Tina's Blog said...

The first line of this one hooked me. Definitely going on my list.

Jennifer Stone said...

This sounds really good, thanks for sharing!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I am especially drawn to this time period lately, and I think that the multi-generational aspect will be very appealing.

Thanks for sharing....

imabookshark said...
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imabookshark said...

Wow, this one sounds great! I love all your WoW picks!

-Mickey @ imabookshark

TheBookGirl said...

This sounds like a very touching story...great pick!

Madame D said...

That's great, thanks for sharing!!

Joy said...

I bet my ladies would love this for our library book club. Thanks for the heads up.
Joy at Books and Life

Karis Jacobstein said...

Oooh! Looks good. I'll have to check it out.

Kristen said...

This sounds like a great book! Anything set during WWII grabs my attention. Thanks for sharing!

Deea said...

Wow! This book really sounds great! I need to read something different from my usual books and this seems perfect! The cover is cute too!:)
Adding it to my TBR list, thanks!

Cheyenne said...
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Cheyenne said...

That doesn't sound like something I'd normally read, but I might try it anyway! :) Great choice!

Here's mine:
The Chey Show

bookworm1494 said...

great book!

check out my WOW here

Lindsay of VioletHourBR said...

I don't know how you can read all these sad books! lol. This sounds really good though. Hope you enjoy it ;)

bermudaonion said...

That sounds great and what a gorgeous cover!

AsianCocoa said...

This one sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Putting that one on my list right now!

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful and interesting book! Thanks for Sharing!!

Terra Mae said...

I'm usually not into books like that, but that one sounds very interesting. Also a tear jerker!

Linds said...

This is a great idea! It keeps everyone up to date and everyone has a different post. I love ideas like this! Thank you so much!

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thanks for hosting this! Your book sounds great!

Rina said...

My first Waiting On Wednesday is now up.... I shall have to keep abreast of the new publications now!

kaye said...

Ahh, I keep missing this so I'm going to write mine right now! First time for everything. :)

hypermak said...

Love WW2 family stories!

LibrarySnake said...

Looks good!

Jamie Kline said...

Sounds like a great read and I really love the cover! Thanks for sharing, I will keep an eye out for that one!

Jamie @ Bookerella

Brooke said...

my first WoW! Absolutely loved it! <3

Sue said...

iv not heard of this one before

After_Dark said...

Well I dont know if anyone is waiting on the same book as I am,,but I like the oneyour waiting for sounds good...Im new at this and this is my first WOW participation...
thanks for sharing
Jennifer