Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Hundred Summers

"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 Hundred Summers
By Beatriz Williams
Publication Date: May 30

From Amazon:

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak.

That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancĂ©, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily's friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction...and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.

Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.



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

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40 comments:

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

This one sounds pretty good. I don't think I've read anything based in the 30's though.

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Great pick - I love the cover and the pre-WWII-ness. Thanks for sharing.

Here's my WoW!

Literary Cravings said...

This sounds like it will be an interesting read. Thank you for hosting this awesome meme!

Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great book!

Here's my WOW for this week :) http://beneaththemoonandstars.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-sweet-peril-by.html?m=1

Jasmine

Jenny said...

Sounds like an interesting choice. I don't think I've read much in that time era.

My WoW:
http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-wishing-on-wednesday-perfect.html

Patricia (Night Readings) said...

Sounds like you are in for a bit of an emotional roller coaster with this one. Good pick. :)

Patricia @ Night Readings .

moonlessbites said...

Sounds interesting. Definitely have to add to my TBR pile.

My WoW is Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

Jaz said...

Woah that sounds complicated. The blurb bit about Budgie "seducing" Lily back into their friendship was a weird choice of words O_o

Looks like a good love triangle (square?)!

Thanks for hosting WoW :) mine is here

Tina's Blog said...

I love that time period! This one sounds great.

Leah Woods said...

This sounds like a really interesting book :)

Jessica Prosper said...

I like the premise. I added my link twice. I didn't know how to delete the first one that just says my name (Jessica Prosper). Then I added one with my actual blog name. sorry!

Here is my first WW
FueledbyFiction

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for hosting!!
My WoW
Juli @ Universe in Words

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, this one sound sooo good! Thanks for sharing....

Jaclyn Canada said...

I'm still hung up on the name choice of Bludgie? The book sounds kinda scandalous - definitely seems like a page turner! Thank you so much for hosting :) Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

Divergent Gryffindor said...

LOve the cover of this book!

Book Wookie said...

Hmm...your pick sounds similar to mine this week, which is Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves.

Mary BookHounds Jacobs said...

This looks wonderful!

bermudaonion said...

Oooh, I love that time period!

Cherie Reich said...

Such a pretty cover! I could use some sunshine and summer's warmth here today. :)

Catherine said...

Sounds like my kind of book. Another one for my reading list!

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-fever.html

Christine said...

Whoops! sorry my first link for Christine @BucklingBookshelves was not to the individual post - sorry!

Ellen said...

This sounds like an interesting book.

http://www.alwaysyaatheart.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-11613-walking.html

KindleObsessed said...

Sounds great!!! I love period novels, gonna have to add this one to my TBR.

Here is my WoW: http://www.kindleobsessed.com/uncategorized/waiting-on-wednesday-reboot/

Karen said...

I love that cover - it looks so peaceful but I guess from the summary that things are far from that.

Jessica R said...

This one sounds pretty good! I love historical settings and parts of the description almost reminds me of Gatsby. Should be interesting!

Shane said...

Another newbie! Good pick.

old follower
http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-30.html

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds fantastic! Lovely choice :)

My WoW this week is a retelling of Bluebeard. You can check it out here.

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Lindy Gomez said...

My WoW is Requiem by Lauren Oliver! Please check out my new blog: http://www.abookishescape.com

Ntzee said...

This book seems interesting! Will definitely check it out! =)

Patricia Stuever said...

Thanks http://patriciastuever.com/blog/waiting-on-wednesday/

rivie bleu said...

I haven't heard of that book.
Here's my WoW

Heather B said...

Here's mine:
http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

:)

Christy Maurer said...

I linked up for the first time :) Love Waiting on Wednesday! http://christyscozycorners.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-dance-of-red-death.html

Emily Anne said...

Your pick sound good! The cover is great!

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A great WoW pick! It sound like an interesting read.

Shantal said...

Great pick :)

Here is my WoW

K.K. Cook (Kacii) said...

So what does waiting on wednesday do? http://thekookybookworm.blogspot.com/
Kacii

Danielle Romero said...

Great pick!
My WoW
http://www.daniellecromero.blogspot.com
Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

Cleo Rogers said...

One of the best summer novels I have enjoyed! The characters have real emotions, the sea side village described is true to life and innocence is not a bad trait.
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