Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Pretty One

"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 Pretty One
By Lucinda Rosenfeld
Publication Date: February 5

From Amazon:

Perfect. Pretty. Political. For nearly 40 years, The Hellinger sisters of Hastings-on-Hudson--namely, Imperia (Perri), Olympia (Pia), and Augusta (Gus)--have played the roles set down by their loving but domineering mother Carol. Perri, a mother of three, rules her four-bedroom palace in Westchester with a velvet fist, managing to fold even fitted sheets into immaculate rectangles. Pia, a gorgeous and fashionable Chelsea art gallery worker, still turns heads after becoming a single mother via sperm donation. And Gus, a fiercely independent lawyer and activist, doesn't let her break-up from her girlfriend stop her from attending New Year's Day protests on her way to family brunch.

But the Hellinger women aren't pulling off their roles the way they once did. Each woman is unable to believe that anyone,
especially her sisters, could understand what it's like to be her. But when a freak accident lands their mother to the hospital, a chain of events is set in motion that will send each Hellinger sister rocketing out of her comfort zone, leaving her to wonder: was this the role she was truly born to play?


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

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51 comments:

Giselle from Book Nerd said...

Well this sounds interesting. Even the title sounds "pretty." I might have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

What a pretty title! Sounds interesting :).
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Rachel said...

I've never heard of this book but is sounds like a wonderful contemporary story. I love reading about sister relationships. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Natasha a.k.a Paranormal Goddess said...

I'm not normally drawn to book's like this one but the book blurb has me interested. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog
http://paranormal-goddess.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/my-waiting-on-wednesday-pick.html

The Readdicts said...

That's a nice pick! Thanks for sharing!

Happy reading!

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Sarika.

Exina said...

Thanks for sharing, Jill!
Here is my first WoW - Devoured by Emily Snow. :)

moonlessbites said...

Thanks for Sharing!! Here is my WoW

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I can't wait to read this one! My cup of tea....

K. Bo Baron said...

Thanks for sharing! This book sounds interesting.
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Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds really good. Can't believe we are talking about February releases already!

Aseel Naji said...

Thanks for sharing!

Karina A. said...

Interesting book. Thanks for sharing!
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Alicia Coleman said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Here's my WOW

DBookWhore said...

Sounds like an awesome read! great pick!

Cecelia said...

I like reading stories about sisters, but the description of this one makes it sound fraught with emotion and tension and... who knows what else! I'd probably want to read a chapter before committing to the whole thing.

Kaye said...

Haven't heard of The Pretty One before but the synopsis sounds really good. Enjoy!

Sherri Phennicie said...

Ooh, this one sounds good. Great WoW!

Kate said...

thanks for sharing Jill!!

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Amy said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing!

laurice-with-love said...

Oooh. That's quite a controversial one. O.O

Heehee, here's my WoW btw. :D It's the sequel of The Moon Dweller Series: THE SUN DWELLERS :D

Micheline D said...

I'm not usually drawn to these kinds of books but your post has got me intrigued! :) Thanks for sharing.

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Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Cherie Reich said...

This sounds like a great book! Plus, I love how the scissors are so "innocently" behind the other sister. Hehe!

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mariska said...

This book sounds great! Just a few more months. :D

Mariska
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Michelle @ MomWithAKindle said...

I never had sisters so this sounds really good to me. Thanks for sharing.
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PidginPea said...

Great pick! Adding it to my to-read list - sounds like a good one!

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Ellen said...

This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Great pick! I really like the sound of this book

bermudaonion said...

Your pick sounds like it's full of drama!

whatsontheshelf said...

This one sounds like a good read. I like how one sister has the scissors!

Heather said...

Huh, your book sounds interesting! I enjoy that it's based on older women too... you don't often see books around here for the older subset!

http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday_26.html

Tillie said...

Sounds really interesting!! I haven't heard of this one!

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Aman said...

Sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing!
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Starr K said...

This sounds so interesting. I think I might have to check it out

Rola said...

Sounds great :D

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Jessica Piazza said...

That sounds like a good one! Here's my WOW: http://jessabellareads.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-feedback-by.html

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Your WoW pick sounds like an amazing read. Very interesting. Wonder what makes each sister go out of their comfort zones. Thanks for sharing. =]
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Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds like a great-read about siblings. Thanks for sharing!

Here is my WoW post. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

April Etheridge said...

Pretty cover!

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Beckie said...

I missed last week for various reasons but i am back this week :).

I have never heard of this book but it seems like an interesting contemporary read. Full of drama. Another feb release too!! And oh at the cover! lol, evil!

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Shane said...

That looks really interesting. like the scissors lol that has me intrigued. thanks for sharing.

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Teen Bookcase of Wayzata said...

Yet another one I haven't heard of!!! Thanks for the interesting pick!

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Susan said...

Sounds like an interesting pick! :)


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Jacklin updegraft said...

sounds like an interesting book! I love your waiting on wednesday picks!

Emma said...

Hi, Thanks for a great WoW. I would just like to point out that I have put my linky in twice because I put down the wrong URL for my WoW. I am now on WoW #6.

http://neverjudgeabookbyitscovers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Thank you for hosting such a brilliant meme... I'm really enjoying being part of it!

Emma@Never Judge a Book by its Covers

bookmarkedpages said...

Great pick! I like the tittle :D

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Madison Seidler said...

Here's mine! :)

http://www.madisonsays.com/waiting-on-wednesday-103/

KikiD said...

Hmm...I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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Shane said...

Cool pick. I want to read this one too.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-23.html