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:

Unknown said...

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

Kristin A. said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Mary Catherine Miller said...
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Mary Catherine Miller 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

Unknown said...

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

Here’s my WoW this week!

Michelle :)

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 @ Book Club Librarian said...

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

Christina & Melissa @ Allodoxophobia said...

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

http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/

Christina & Melissa @ 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 :)

Obsession with Books 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

Anonymous said...

Great Choice!

My first time participating in this meme xxx

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

Unknown 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!

JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog said...

Sounds interesting.

Unknown 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.

Jessica Bucher said...

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

Tressa @ Wishful Endings said...

Interesting take on marriage. Thanks for the teaser.

Shane @ItchingforBooks 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

i*Heart*BigBooks 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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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

Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf 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!

Library Kary said...

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

Unknown 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

Anonymous 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.

Reese's Reviews said...

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

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

Sounds good.

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

{Scribbler} 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

Bystander said...

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

My WoW

Unknown 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

i*Heart*BigBooks said...

Thanks for the intro to this book!

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

Lisa@GadgetsNBooks 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 @ JustOneMoreChapter said...

Here is my WOW for the week.

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

Unknown 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

Arenas 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 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Lexie said...

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

Unknown 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?

Stacey 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 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

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

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

Tressa @ Wishful Endings said...

Here is my WOW from yesterday.

Home of a Book Lover said...

Here's my WoW :D

Unknown 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