Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wishing and Waiting ~ 9/19/12

These are two books, one released, one un-released that I can't wait to get my book-loving hands on!

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 Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper 
spotlights a book that has already been released and I can't wait to get my hands on.

Sweet Baklava

"Sweet Baklava"
Series: N/A
Author:  Debby Mayne
Published:  3/1/2011
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Position on PBS:  #4

After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family. The only thing missing is a romance or in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage. Preferably with Nick, their favorite son, currently serving in the Air Force. Paula, however, has doubts. After all, he s been gone a long time and loves flying. Their lives have grown apart. Would he still feel anything for her? When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly, and not just with Paula. Nick's father wants him home, helping with the family sponge-diving business. His mother wants him back in the family, back in church. Nick just wants Paula . . . and the Air Force. So who s going to give in first? And what will it mean for their love and future?

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WOW hosted by Breaking the Spine spotlights
an up-coming release that I'm eagerly anticipating.

All Things New

"All Things new"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Lynn Austin
Release Date:  10/2012
Publisher:  Bethany House


In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. But the bitter realities of life after the war cannot be denied: their home and land are but shells of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. The privileged childhood Josephine enjoyed now seems like a long-ago dream. And the God who failed to answer any of her prayers during the war is lost to her as well.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak... but a bitter hatred fuels her.

With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.

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Wishing and Waiting until next Wednesday,
 
 

3 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of either of these books, but they sound very interesting :) Thanks for stopping by my post!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  2. Sound like interesting books, I haven't heard of either of them, but hopefully you'd get to read them soon!

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  3. Never heard about this book before but it sounds intriguing! I hope you'll get this book soon =)

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