Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Engagements

 "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 Engagements
By J. Courtney Sullivan
Publication Date: June 11

From Amazon:

Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years--forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine knows both sides of love--the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it's over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife's family thinks she could have done better. Kate, partnered with Dan for ten years, has seen every kind of wedding--from the Nantucket beach wedding to the Irish castle wedding--and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. And Mary Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter, knows exactly what marriage is: it's a diamond ring on a girl's finger--and it's her job to make sure everyone believes that. Weaving these lives together, Sullivan gives us a sharply observed, witty, irresistible portrait of the thorny, joyful, and complicated union that is marriage. 


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!





69 comments:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Sounds good! I love books that follow different characters and explore their lives or marriages. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

This book sounds very sweet. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.

Toni Lesatz said...

Enjoy The Engagements! Thank you for hosting this. I just did my very first WoW :)

Mary @ Travels with Mary said...
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Mary @ Travels with Mary said...

great pick! after I read Scarlet this week,I had to pick the next books in the series!

http://www.travelswithmary.com/2013/02/27/waiting-on-wednesday-4-cress-and-winter-by-marissa-meyer/



J. D. Brown said...

Great choice, adding it to my TBR list. Here's my entry:

Http://authorjdbrown.blogspot.com

J. D. Brown said...

Great choice, adding it to my TBR list. Here's my entry:

Http://authorjdbrown.blogspot.com

Michelle Pickett said...

Great pick! It's one I'm waiting for, too.

Here’s my WoW this week!

Michelle :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I have loved two other books by this author! This one is going on my list! Thanks....

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

I'm actually really intrigued by this cover but haven't heard of the author! This is why I love this meme!

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Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
Waiting on Wednesday

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hoping to read your pick as well; sounds good Jill.

Catherine Healey said...

A really great choice--I want to read this one!

Allodoxophobia said...

Great choice - I was a fan of Commencement, so anything new of hers is worth checking out IMO.

http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/

Allodoxophobia said...

Great choice - I was a fan of Commencement, so anything new of hers is worth checking out IMO.

http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/

Karen said...

That sounds good. I love that explores all the different kinds of marriages.

bermudaonion said...

Sullivan's last book was too character driven for me, so I'll have to think about this one.

Jen said...

I haven't heard of this but it sounds really interesting! Great pick :)

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A great pick! It sounds great - I hadn't heard of this author before now.

Happy reading!

Maria said...

Great pick! I love the cover and the blurb...adding it to my list

whatdanielledidnext said...

Great Choice!

My first time participating in this meme xxx

http://wp.me/p3chH1-6g

Andy Newman said...

Never heard of that book before but it sounds good!
My Waiting On Wednesday was Canary by Rachel Alpine! It sounds super good!
-Andy
Escape To New Worlds

Cherie Reich said...

What a great cover! Sounds like a good book too. Thanks for sharing!

Wickedly Delicious said...

Sounds interesting.

Bonnie R said...

I love multi-faceted stories like that, sounds like a good one definitely.
My WoW Pick!

Lisa Mandina said...

I like the cover, doesn't sound like my type of book though.

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

That book sounds great. I love the cover.
I'm linking up with WoW for the first time :)

Tressa S said...

Interesting take on marriage. Thanks for the teaser.

Shane said...

ooh I like the title. Nice pick!

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-36.html

Stasia said...

Looks fascinating. Thanks for the WoW!

Stasia said...

Looks fascinating. Thanks for the WoW!

Ntzee said...

Sounds like a great book! =D

iheartbigbooks said...

Great post!
Here's mine....it's a WOW turned cover reveal as the book ninja snuck it's way into release early!!

Here at i*Heart*BigBooks

Alice M said...

Thanks for sharing your love of books, great way to find new things to add to reading list!

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Kind of feel like I should read this since I'm getting married soon...but I'm afraid it will turn me off marriage! =P

Thanks for the share. Here's my WoW!

NenaTH said...

it sounds interesting and the cover is really pretty, but it's not my kind of book, i hope you enjoy reading it though,

http://nenaath.blogspot.com

My Full Bookshelf Reviews said...

Here is my WOW


myfullbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

Sounds like an engaging read. Thanks for sharing :)

When you have a moment, come and visit my WoW. This week, I'm featuring a YA contemporary. Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Kary said...

That sounds good! Here is my WoW: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Sheri Boston said...

Hmmm sounds interesting and the cover is very pretty! Enjoy it :)

Lynette said...

Hmm... Not quite my taste, but I hope you enjoy it!

Tena said...

Great pick this week

Bieke Paesen said...

This is my WoW: http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be/

=)

Amy said...

This sounds like a great book. I like the cover too. I haven't read the author before, but this one sounds like one I would pick up.

Sharrice Hewlett said...

Haven't heard of that one but it sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing 8)

Catherine Healey said...

The Engagements sounds like a good read. Here's my WoW:

http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-thousand-pardons.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Skye said...

I've heard this book is pretty good - great choice! :)

Here's my WOW

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Here is my WoW this week: http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-these-broken-stars.html

Christianna Marks said...

Since the linky isn't working! Here is my WoW this week!

My WoW

Tiffa Snook said...

Oh wow, great find! :D Looks awesome. I hope you manage to get your hands on it soon. ^.^
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Reading! :D

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Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
My Waiting On Wednesday

iheartbigbooks said...

Thanks for the intro to this book!

Here's my WoW pick, The Collector by Victoria Scott (@ i*Heart*BigBooks)

Lisa aka Rottweiler Lover said...

Thank you for the WoW! This is a good pick.
Mine is at Lisa@GadgetsNBooks WoW

usagi, said...

Here's mine for the week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/waiting-on-wednesday-week-74/

Lindy Gomez said...

Here's My WOW for this Week:

http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html#comment-form


Margaret said...

Here is my WOW for the week.

http://www.justonemorechapter.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-secret-history.html

Kacii said...

I can't find a place to leave my link so I'm going to leave it here: http://thekookybookworm.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Henar Azahara said...

I don´tknow how to upload the link to my blog, so I just leave it here.
http://livinginourownstory.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-05-clockwork.html
Ayla@ Livinginourownstory

Ashley Gonzales said...

Here's my WoW! Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines http://southernbelleofthebooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-4-twisted.html

Tash said...

I love your WOW choice
Here's mine
http://confessionsfromromaholics.com/waiting-on-wednesday-walking-disaster/

Alexandra Lindé said...

My answer can be found: http://www.lexielaser.org/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-svindlande-hojder.html

Ce-Ce said...

I guess I missed the Linky, but here is my post for my very first WoW :

http://cecesreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-1-darkest-craving.html

Your book looks interesting. Is it a bunch of stories in one, or a bunch of people brought together by the subject of marriage?

Sassy said...

Great choice. I'll have to add that to my goodreads list.

Here's my WoW
http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Becca Lostinbooks said...

I couldn't sign up on the Mr. Linky so here is my link: http://imlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-starglass.html

Harris Gray said...
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Jen Halligan said...

This sounds great! Thanks, I just added this to my TBR :). Here’s my WoW post!
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Tressa S said...

Here is my WOW from yesterday.

Camelle said...

Here's my WoW :D

Go Flash Go - Read, Rinse, Repeat said...

Just in case we're here this week,here's my WOW from In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.

Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

Maria @ bookchilla said...

Here's my first WOW! :D

my WOW