Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty


"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:

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
By Joshilyn Jackson
Publication Date: January 25

From author's website:

Every 15 years, trouble comes after the Slocumb women. Now, as their youngest turns 15, a whole new kind of commotion is chasing all three generations. Mosey's desperate to know who used their yard as a make-shift cemetery, and why. The oldest, 45-year-old Ginny, fights to protect Mosey from the truth, a fight that could cost Ginny the love of her life. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza's secrets and Mosey's insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past---and stop at nothing to defend their future.


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!

62 comments:

Carissa said...

This sounds like a different type of read. I'm very intrigued!

Lea said...

Hmmm what an interesting cover! And sounds like a pretty interesting story as well :)

My WoW for this week is Everneath by Brodi Ashton....

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

mfay2 said...

The summary sounds interesting and I like how colorful the cover is!

Kaity said...

Hmmm definitely not my usual type of read but I have to say that the cemetery bit in the summary has me very intrigued. Love the green in the cover though, bet it will be gorgeous on finished copies.

Penelope Lolohea said...

Sounds a little creepy (make-shift cemetary?), but interesting!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, Jill!! I am totally waiting for that one too! I LOVE Jackson's work. Great pick!

Jessica said...

This book looks good! I love the cover.

My WoW this week is Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs.
Stop by if you get a chance =)
Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

Julie said...

This looks good. I love the cover. I'm reading more literary fiction and plan on adding this one to my list!

Emily said...

The cover is lovely! Nice pick :)

Cristina said...

That book sounds like it will be a very interesting read. Something I will like.
Mine is at http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com/

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I'm very intrigued by the description, thanks for sharing the book with us, Jill.

I'm also in love with the cover, so pretty :)

lulilut said...

I wonder what the apple tuck under her belt is about on the cover?
It sounds mysterious especially with the person who could provide some insight is the one that can not.

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

souns like a good read there your waiting on,,,

Kat said...

That sounds like an interesting book.

Here's my WOW pick :)

Kat
Wit and Sin

Jan von Harz said...

I really love the premis of this one and it almost sounds as this might work as a cross over with YA. Great pick!

Amy said...

Sounds interesting. Hope it's good.

Idris said...

I love the cover! And looks pretty interesting!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I almost selected this one as well; love this author. great pick Jill

Mimi Valentine said...

That sounds like it's going to be a very touching read. And the cover is really pretty -- green is the best colour ever!

Here's my WOW! :)

Laurie C said...

Thanks for hosting! I've only read one by Joshilyn Jackson so far. Might try this one, but I'm getting a little tired of deep, dark family secrets lately. I guess they're a staple of fiction, though...

Beth S. said...

I loved Backseat Saints so I'm definitely going to check this one out!

Actin' Up with Books said...

I've never read any of Joshilyn Jackson's books, but I might just have to read this one. It sounds really good.

Dawn said...

Makeshift cemetery? Say What?! That sounds crazy! Dawn @ Read Love

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Your pick sounds great!! :o)

Here's my WoW for this week :o)

Jennifer G. said...

This sounds really good!

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

This sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, this one sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing....

Mary said...

This one would send me out of my comfort zone. Might have to try it out!
Mary @ Book Swarm

Tina's Blog said...

I'm excited about this one, too. I love Jackson's books and this one sounds great.

bermudaonion said...

I'm waiting on that one too! I love Jackson's work!

BookJunkie said...

This sounds kinda like something I'm reading right now, The Peach Keeper. I'll be looking forward to it!
Great pick!
Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

KZiggy said...

love waiting on Wednesday. I agree it looks like a interesting cover! I may have to mark this as a TBR.

readliveplay said...

So many release so many to choose from. I really couldn't choose one. Please come and check out my WOW for this week (^_^): http://readliveplay.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-27.html

Lost In Literature said...

That sounds GREAT!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
http://lost-in-lit.blogspot.com/

Jess @ мαувє ιтѕ ℓσνє said...

A Grown-Up kind of Pretty sounds very interesting! I would have probably skipped this title by just looking at the cover, can't wait to read it :]

http://maybeitzlove.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

tweezle said...

This sounds like an interesting read - and I love that cover, too!

Come on over and see my WOW for this week.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Your pick sounds good! Thanks for hosting!

Amy said...

Not my usual read but it sounds interesting :)

Here's my WoW: http://amysbookden.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Louisa said...

Sounds like a very interesting books!

Joy said...

Wow, this sounds right up my alley I am on a suspense kick right now. Have a great week Jill! Love reading these entries.

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Sounds very interesting. The cover is to cute. My WoW for this week is The Sookie Stackhouse Companion. Thanks for this meme love it.

J.A. Souders said...

Oh! That sounds like a great read. *adds to TBR list* My Wow is Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky.

Hannah said...

I remember this book because of the cover. I think I entered a giveway contest for it also--must not have won though!

Christin said...

Sounds intriguing! I usually don't read this kind of book, but I might check it out!

Christin @ Portrait of a Book

Fran said...

This is my first time doing WoW and it certainly is WOW, its an awesome meme, well done!

Grace said...

Great pick!!

Rina said...

I must say, your WoW sounds very clever. I like the notion of a cycling curse every fifteen years.

My WoW (finally back on track here):

http://justbookingaround.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-goliath-by-scott.html

Andrea said...

This sounds like a good read - off to add it to my TBR list!

Reading Lark's WOW

Rumana said...

The cover and story seem interesting :).

My WoW for this week is The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore...

Rumana @ Relook the Book.

Jacquelynne.Marie said...

Great choice this week !! :) Check out my WoW, I was surprised that I am loving this book as much as I am. Great author discovery, Kristin Cashore! :)

Makayla said...

Sounds like a interesting read!!

Karis Jacobstein said...

This sounds great! *adds to impossibly long list*

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/07/www-9-and-waiting-on-wednesday-july.html

Karen said...

I really like the cover and title of your pick!

Dead Trees and Silver Screens said...

I like the tittle. The cover is nice.


Here is a link to mine: http://deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-27.html

Maryann Nixon said...

Interesting!

Here's mine:
http://wordsontheshelf.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Brianna Bruce said...

I just plugged in my blog post. : )

My WoW for this week is Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs.

Maiden Myth @ Lit Castle in the Clouds

Jess said...

I like the cover! Beautiful.

My WoW for this week is annoyingly, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I truely am way too excited for this book and needed to share. :)

sugarcoatedbooks.blogspot.com

Ann Marie said...

Interesting pick this week, I will have to read your review on this one. Have a great week :)

Cassandra said...

Hate the cover. But then again historical fiction covers all look alike.

Cassandra said...

Happy to join!

diaryofacambridgestudent said...

I really don't know how to use this new linky thing that you introduced.
This is the link to my post, can you please do it for me?

http://diaryofacambridgestudent.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9/

Thanks!

Tevya said...

Great teaser! Sounds intriguing.

Reading Lark's WOW