Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

"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 Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns
By Margaret Dilloway
Publication Date: August 2

From Amazon:

Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict schedule. Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition. Then, one afternoon, Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives. Unannounced. And neither one of them will ever be the same.


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

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58 comments:

lovestoread0708 said...

This book doesn't sound like something I would read but I love the cover!!

Jill said...

Sorry, guys! This didn't post at midnight as scheduled!

bermudaonion said...

I was at my indie bookstore on Monday and they were singing the praises of this book while I was there. I hope you don't have to wait too long.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I really love the sound of this one! Thanks!

Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction said...

My post didn't post when it was scheduled either! Weird.
This looks like a good book, and I love the cover.

Kay said...

Oh, I love the cover on this book. The colors and the symbolism. Nice pick.

Tina's Blog said...

I almost forgot about this one - I heard about it long ago....on my list, of course.

Shawn Lane said...

Sounds wonderful!! My kind of book!!

lsl_scrapper said...

This one sounds very good, and such a pretty cover. I'm adding to my TBR!

The Autumn Review said...

This sounds like it could be a really sweet story. Hope you'll enjoy it when it releases!

FABR Steph said...

Jill, The Care and Handling of Toses with Thorns is going on my TBR right now. I have a huge rose garden and I love fiction that has a dose of something fun that I can relate too.

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Nice pick! A good summer read for sure.

Thanks for hosting WOW :)

booktasty said...

Ahh, I'm an idiot and just tried to link up to last week's Wow, then when I couldn't I went around commenting on people's Wow for last week...This is what happens to teachers during FCAT week in Florida...we're so dead we can't focus on anything else. OOPS!!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

This is my fourth week and I thank you for hosting this. It is a great way to learn about books!

Mary

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

First I've heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

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Hollie said...

This one sounds great! I love the cover too.

JC Jones said...

I love to garden so that one really caught my attention. I may have to put it on my wish list

Jenna D. said...

It's still Wednesday until Midnight. But still, darn technology! ;) Thanks for sharing!

Jenna @ Making the Grade
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Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

So excited for my WoW for this week!

Alexis said...

The cover is REALLY pretty... I love it.

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

Hope I just didn't link twice. Computer delay. This book is right up my alley. I love contemporary fiction and the cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Becky said...

Not usually the type of book that I go for but still looks pretty interesting :) My WoW.

Aleksandra Dobnikar said...

Just the synopsis makes me interested in the book and what will happen. (:

Aleksandra and her WoW

Alyssa said...

This one sounds beautiful! Great pick! :]

Jessica Dunlow said...

The title is certainly tantalizing! :-)

Rachel Naddeo said...

I don't know if I would read this one but I hope you enjoy it :D

Mariann at Belle's Book Bag said...

I don't know if I would read this one--but I love the cover. For some reason even though I have not heard of the author-I swear I have heard of this book somewhere before. Hope you enjoy!!
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sarabara081 said...

The cover is perfect for the title and synopsis! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen said...

Sounds intriguing - pretty cover.

Ellen – My WoW

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

This sounds really good. And I love that cover. I don't read very much adult fiction, but I think I'll make room for this one.

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

This sounds really interesting. I love these kinds of books. The cover is really nice as well!

Joy said...

Wow a lot going on in this novel. I like the sound of it and the cover though. Adding it to my list :) Happy Reading!

Tammy Sparks said...

This does sound really good, thank you for the suggestion!

Laura said...

Liking the sound of this! So many good books are coming out this year, don't know how I'm going to read them all.

Fictitious Delicious said...

Ooo, intriguing!

Thanks for such a great meme!

Amy

Juli Rahel said...

Sounds mysterious! And that's a great cover!!!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Arla said...

This is my favorite meme! Genius.

Forbidden Passions Reviews said...

Thanks for sharing

leona said...

looks like an awesome book! :)

Mel said...

This looks like a great read! I'll be adding it to my ever-growing pile!

BookSmartie said...

mhm...A bit too grown up for me, I think-I'd probably read it though if it was from Riley's point of view :)

seattlegal said...

This books sounds really good! Onto the to be read list it goes!

Michelle said...

This is a great meme. I have discovered so many new books from these that I had no idea about!

Suzanne said...

Adding to my TBR! Is it YA?

Margaret said...

Yay! I hope you all enjoy it. I can't wait for my "book birthday." The main character's a rose breeder, but she's also an uncompromising educator-- so I think if you're a teacher or know a teacher, you'll really like it, too.

Lisa Mandina said...

As a 39 year old science teacher, this sounds like something I might enjoy! Thanks for the heads up!

Carissa Taylor said...

Oh wow this is a gorgeous cover!

Emily said...

What a gorgeous cover!

theparanormalprincess said...

This is my first time joining in as I am a new Book Blogger. Thanks so much. :)

Elsi said...

OMG! As if I didn't have enough books to wait for ... I start following the links and find more and more that I'd be interested in reading.

Mardel said...

Care and Handling sounds like a good book - I'm going to look forward to that one also, :)

Haven't been here for a while, but I'm happy to post tonight! Happy reading, everyone

Neyra @Darkest Addictions said...

Not something I'd read but seems like a good book nonetheless :)

bookcrookconfessions said...

Sounds like a good book, the vagueness intrigues me.

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Natasha (a.k.a Paranormal Goddess) said...

Its such a pretty cover. To bad the blurb doesn't make me want to pick it to read. Thanks for sharing your wow book. My wow book is here at Paranormal Goddess Book Blog - My Waiting On Wednesday Post

Tia said...

Great meme! I'm excited to participate.

Rebecca said...

This looks intriguing!! Awesome pick.

Rebecca @ Vicariously!

Ellen said...

This looks really interesting. Haven't heard of it. Thanks!

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Sherri Phennicie said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. Starting this Wednesday I will be participating.

Sherri
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