Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Darlings

"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:

The Darlings
By Cristina Alger
Publication Date: February 16

From Amazon:


Now that he's married to Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries: a Park Avenue apartment, weekends in the Hamptons, bespoke suits. When Paul loses his job, Carter offers him the chance to head the legal team at his hedge fund. Thrilled with his good fortune in the midst of the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression, Paul accepts the position.

But Paul's luck is about to shift: a tragic event catapults the Darling family into the media spotlight, a regulatory investigation, and a red-hot scandal with enormous implications for everyone involved. Suddenly, Paul must decide where his loyalties lie--will he save himself while betraying his wife and in-laws or protect the family business at all costs?


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

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58 comments:

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

The Darlings sounds interesting. Excellent pick =)

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-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Shannon The Bookstalker said...

That sounds like one complicated family drama. Thanks for sharing

Petra said...

I've never heard of this. Interesting pick.

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The Happy Booker said...

Park Avenue and hedge funds, definitely sounds like it should be an interesting read. "The Darlings" makes me think of Peter Pan. :-) Check out my WOW here

Andie Z said...

I haven't heard of this before, it sounds interesting. Great pick!

storyseekers said...

I haven't seen this one, and I love the cover. Great pick :).

<3Sarah

June G said...

This reminds me of that family drama that was on TV a few years ago. The rich, crazy family were named the Darlings too. I was so sorry when it got canceled. Sounds like this is my kind of book!

Becs said...

When I saw the title of this book, my mind went immediately to Peter Pan. Then I read the synopsis. I hadn't heard of this before, but it sounds like a good read! :)

Linda said...

Sounds great!

Sarah Brown said...

My very first 'Waiting On Wednesday' post.

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds very current. The fact that the protagonist must decide between himself and wife could be very interesting in the way the author creates the characters. Good pick.

Kim said...

Okay, your pick does sound interesting. I'll admit that I'm almost intrigued enough to add it to my TBR. But I know, realistically, this just isn't a book I'd read. Haha, but I'm intrigued to see what you think when you finally read it. (:

If you like, stop by and check out my WoW.

Kim @ Book Munchies

Book Passion for Life said...

Sounds interesting!

Btw-It seems Donna already linked our post, so you can ignore the one I just did. Sorry!
-Jess

Books4Juliet said...

That's a really nice title! Sounds more like a fairy tale story rather than a family drama. :)

flashlight_reader said...

I've seen this book popping up. It looks good. I don't like this cover though. I'm new to WoW. =)

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks really good. When I read the title I thought right away of the family in 101 Dalmations....I think their last name was Darling. However, when I read the description it sounds nothing at all like that!

thetravelingreader said...

The title sure reminds me of The Darlings in the TV show Dirty Sexy Money. Intriguing choice. :)


My first WOW post:

http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/waiting-on-wednesday-1/

So happy to have joined for the first (but definitely not the last) time. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'd definitely be interested in this one. great pick Jill.

Mimi Valentine said...

That book sounds so cool! I love the whole investigatory feel to it. Mystery novels are always so interesting to read and I'm super intrigued to see how this one plays out! :)

Here's my WOW. And you can still enter the first giveaway and second giveaway in my Autumn BookFest if you haven't already!

Another awesome pick for your WOW, Jill! I just love Wednesdays! ♥

Laurie C said...

It's hard to tell from the plot summary because so much will depend on how the characters are developed. It definitely sounds like a good plot line for delving into how people behave when faced with a moral quandary.

Book Sake said...

I like the sound of The Darlings - outside of my normal reading, but it sounds great!!

Kay said...

I thought this might be an updated version of Peter Pan! From the name of the characters, but no...guess not. It does sound good and seems timely certainly.

Badassbookreviews said...

I like the sound of this one. I wonder if has some Mafia stuff in it. That's a tough choice, betray the wife to save himself. Ouch.

Erika @ Badass Book Reviews

TG said...

Another book that uses Darling as a last name! I love that; I never get tired of it.

lsl_scrapper said...

I've seen this one and thought it looked interesting, but haven't decided yet it I'll add it to my TBR. I'll be watching for reviews.

Broche Fabian said...

Thanks for hosting this meme! Back after a long hiatus. Glad it's still thriving.

Valette M. said...

Wow, I'll have to add that to my TBR list. Thanks for the meme!

Valette @ http://booksnatch.blogspot.com

A Backwards Story said...

I haven't heard of THE DARLINGS before, but I love the splash of purple on the cover! Adds a pop of color :)

This is my first WoW! ^_^

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds so good! Thanks for sharing....

Amy said...

I've never heard of this book, but it sounds like an interesting book.

Amy said...

Oops I accidentally put in my link for last weeks wow. my one for this week is http://booklovingme.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html
Now I feel silly.

Just a Lil Lost said...

Ooooh the premise of The Darlings sounds good! i hadn't heard of this book till now - thanks for featuring! :)

Michele
W.O.W. | 2 Giveaways

bermudaonion said...

That sounds like it could have been plucked from the headlines.

Jennifer G. said...

Sounds interesting! Wonder what he's going to do now.

My W.O.W.: http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesdaythe-mortal-bone-by.html

Jennifer said...

Sounds intriguing...I love books about New York society!

Sherre said...

Okay so I love this book, If I didnt feel bad about adding mor epicks to my list this would definitely be added. As it is, I chose 3. You can find them here:

http://beckonedbybooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-indecision-causes.html

Joy said...

Love the cover and the title. Hope you like the book. Have a great week reading!

Anna said...

I like the cover of this book! Really interesting :) Good pick!

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Lisa said...

Oh, this one sounds good!

Amy said...

Interesting pick!

vykic37 said...

Interesting book! Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday!

harshadpassion said...

This looks like a very interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

Mine is here, if you'd like to see it. Have a great week!
J.D.

gonepecanla said...

our first attempt, thanks for the opportunity!

readinginwinter said...

What aren't I waiting for? LOL! Until I discovered book blogs, I have no idea where I got my information on what books were coming out. To think I once wandered aimlessly through bookstores, not knowing what the true gems were!

The Darlings looks great - I especially love the cover.

Carina Olsen said...

I have not read this book, but it sounds interesting :)
Thank you for making this awesome meme :D
And thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
Love, Carina

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds intriguing.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

We Need Reads said...

Thank you so much for your comment on our page! it means a lot. as new bloggers, we are doing everything we can to try and get more involved! thanks for WoW which allows us to get linked up and meet more people!

Tiffany Drew said...

Haven't heard of this until now, but will be checking it out. I love family dramas!

RandomlyKait said...

I have never heard of this book before, it sounds interesting!

Danielle said...

Sounds like a good read. Did you watch that short lived series on ABC? It was called Dirty Money. They were the darlings too and the main guy was their attorney. I'll have to read this!

the book bunny said...

Haha sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my to read list. =]

Grace Fonseca said...

Darlings. Man another book that I've never heard of. Sounds different. Good choice. Just posted my WOW now. Had to work, real life sometimes gets in the way.

Tara said...

Hmmm...sounds interesting! might put it on my long list of books to read, lol

Julianna Helms said...

Sounds awesome! :D Great pick!

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Kristen said...

This looks like such a great book! Sounds really good ... can't wait til it comes out!

InmybookNOOK said...

Great pick. Posted my link. :)

michelleisenhoff said...

Looks good! Great pick!

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