Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Race for Paris


"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 Race for Paris
By Meg Waite Clayton

Publication Date: August 11

From Amazon:

Normandy, 1944. To cover the fighting in France, Jane, a reporter for the Nashville Banner, and Liv, an Associated Press photographer, have endured enormous danger and frustrating obstacles—including strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can. Even so, Liv wants more.
Encouraged by her husband, the editor of a New York newspaper, she’s determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies, and capture its freedom from the Nazis.

However, her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps. To fulfill her ambitions, Liv must go AWOL. She persuades Jane to join her, and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher, a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them. As they race for Paris across the perilous French countryside, Liv, Jane, and Fletcher forge an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over.

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

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26 comments:

Verushka Byrow said...

Paris! Liv and Jane sound fabulous -- what an intriguing threesome they make with Fletcher. My pick this week is a little bit more conventional, maybe, but I've been looking forward to Day Shift for so long now (Charlaine Harris)

Beth said...

Joining in for the first time this week!
Beth x
www.thequietpeople.com

Beth Jones said...

Nice! A Paris backdrop is always the loveliest of places. My pick for this week doesn't come out until 2016... I'm not sure how I end with THESE WoW that take forever to come out. Beth @ Perpetual New Girl

chelsea thomas said...

This is my first time joining! I love your pick for this week. I love, love, love Paris!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

The Race for Paris doesn't sound like what I would usually read but I do find the description intriguing! :)

Maria Behar said...

Oh, this definitely sounds exciting!! I don't normally read this type of book, but I really like this one, because it has a feminist slant. I LOVE plots in which women exceed the expectations of the society of their times! So I'm adding this one to my Goodreads TBR shelves!! Thanks for featuring it!! : )

RurouniJenniReads said...

It's my very first WoW post!!!

Your pick this week is interesting. I love watching World War 2 movies. I'm not sure if I'd love reading about it, too.

Jennilyn @ RurouniJenniReads

Aizel Camille Macaldo said...

Paris + war + women empowerment! Interesting! :)

Carin Siegfried said...

I'm from Nashville and I remember The Banner (it was the afternoon paper and died in the early 90s). Tempting'

Kay said...

Doesn't that have the best cover? Love the vintage look.

Lisa Mandina said...

Oooh, a World War II story. Those always fascinate me.

Sherry L said...

I haven't read much history based fiction but I'm in love with the cover! Love the collage look! Thanks for sharing!

Lekeisha said...

Paris is on my list of places to go before I die. I really want to go there someday. Love your pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love this author, so I am eagerly awaiting this one, too.

Leeanna said...

That sounds really interesting! Reminds me a little of The Witch of Stalingrad.

Alison Flores said...

This does sound like an interesting read and unique take for a WWII novel! Good pick!

Jolene Louise said...

Thanks for hosting! Always fun to participate!

Julie Tuovi said...

This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for hosting!! Can't wait to see what everyone's "to read" list ( :

Andrea Heltsley said...

I'm not a big historical fan, but I hope you get it soon!
http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com/2015/05/wishlist-wednesday-32.html

TheDarlingBookworm said...

Hmm, I'm not usually the biggest reader of historical fiction, but I DO have a major soft spot for books (and movies) set it Paris, so I'll definitely have to check this one out. I hope you enjoy it when you read it though!

Amanda Johansson said...

This is my first time joining! Glad to finally be a part of the crew :)

Laura said...

I know I would find that interesting. I have an older friend who's job was photography. I wonder what he would have to say about it.

Tina's Blog said...

This is on my list, too. At some point it's my WoW pick :)

keeptalkingnerdy said...

I've asked to join! I can't wait to do this. :D

Katey Lovell said...

I really want to join in with WoW!

Book Hooked said...

I really want to join "Waiting on Wednesday". Can't wait.