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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: One Day in December by Josie Silver @JosieSilver_ @CrownPublishing @about_thethrill #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week we just can’t wait for our upcoming Traveling Sisters Read One Day in December.  We are sistering up with Christina @ Recipe and a Read and Kim from It’s All About the Thrill and sharing in the excitement for the group reads we just can’t wait to read.

One Day in December is not necessarily our normal genre choice in our reading group, however we are very excited and you guessed it cheering at the opportunity to read something outside of our normal.  Thank you to Emily from Goodreads, Crown Publishing and Penguin Random House for offering us a group read kit and books to host this group read.  Norma will also be hosting an in-person book club discussion with family using some great treats from the kit!!  Maybe she will be able to pack it all up and actually host a book discussion picnic in the coulee. Not sure if the weather will cooperate but it definitely would be fun to say that we actually had our book discussion in the coulee. If not, they will have the scenery of the coulees inside though.

LC67-25One Day in December by Josie Silver
A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton @about_thethrill #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Today we are sistering up with Kim @It’s All About the Thrill to share in our excitement for another upcoming group read for a book by Sharon J. Bolton that we can’t wait to read.  Our group read for The Craftsman is underway and it’s a hit with all of us so far.  Now we are so excited to get started on Daisy in Chains.  Daisy in Chains has been on our radar to read for Norma and I since we read and loved Dead Woman Walking.  We both bought the book and it’s been spending some time on our much-loved shelve of books waiting for the perfect time to read it.  Soon that perfect time is coming and I feel there will be some cheering going on in the coulee when we start reading this one.

Daisy in Chains by Sharon J. Bolton

From Goodreads

Famous killers have fan clubs.

Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He’s handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he’s innocent, and that he’s the man of their dreams.

Who would join such a club?

Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer, she only takes on cases that she can win.

Hamish wants her as his lawyer, he wants her to change his fate. She thinks she’s immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time . . .

Would you?

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We Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton #travelingsistersread

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week we just can’t wait for our upcoming Traveling Sisters Read The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton.   We are sistering up with Christina @ Recipe and a Read and Kim from It’s All About the Thrill and sharing in the excitement for the group reads we just can’t wait to read.

Norma and I just loved Dead Woman Walking and Little Black Lies and we quickly flew through both of them. Now we are so excited to get started on this book and from all the buzz circulating about this one I am thinking the Traveling Sisters are going to be cheering once again after reading this book.

The CraftsmanThe Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton

Catching him will make her career – and change her forever.

August, 1999
On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay effigies found entombed with their bodies suggested a motive beyond the worst human depravity.

June, 1969
13-year- old Patsy Wood has been missing for two days, the third teenager to disappear in as many months. New to the Lancashire police force and struggling to fit in, WPC Lovelady is sent to investigate an unlikely report from school children claiming to have heard a voice calling for help. A voice from deep within a recent grave.

August, 1999
As she tries to lay her ghosts to rest, Florence is drawn back to the Glassbrooks’ old house, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, where she once lodged with the family. She is chilled by the discovery of another effigy – one bearing a remarkable resemblance to herself. Is the killer still at large? Is Florence once again in terrible danger? Or, this time, could the fate in store be worse than even her darkest imaginings?

About the author

Sharon J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an actress and a dancer, studying ballet, tap and jazz from a young age and reading drama at Loughborough University.

She spent her early career in marketing and PR before returning to full-time education to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Warwick University, where she met her husband, Andrew. They moved to London and Sharon held a number of PR posts in the City. She left the City to work freelance, to start a family and to write.

She and Andrew now live in a village in the Chiltern Hills, not far from Oxford, with their son and the latest addition to the family: Lupe, the lop-eared lurcher. Her daily life revolves around the school run, walking the dog and those ever-looming publishing deadlines.

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We Can’t-Wait to Read: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth #travelingsistersread @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week we just Can’t Wait for our upcoming Traveling Sisters Read The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth.  We are sistering up with Christina @ Recipe and a Read and Kim from It’s All About the Thrill and we are cheering with excitement over this group read.

 

 

Norma and I read The Family Next Door with five of our Traveling Sisters. After finishing that novel Sally Hepworth was quickly put on our list of authors to watch out for.  We both went out and bought The Things We Keep and The Mother’s Promise to add to our collection of books that we really want to read. We jumped at the chance for the group to receive early copies of The Mother-in-Law from Jordan at St. Martin’s Press.

I have to say when it comes to stories involving the complicated relationships with mother-in-laws I was immediately intrigued. The summary to this story fits the bill for some intriguing dynamics and I can’t wait to find out more.

The Mother-in-LawThe Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

A twisty, compelling novel about one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in murder…

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.

That was five years ago.

Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer.

But the autopsy finds no cancer.
The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation.
Who could possibly want Diana dead?
Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her adult children and their spouses?

With Lucy’s secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans.

About the Author

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. The Secrets of Midwives has been labelled “enchanting” by The Herald Sun, “smart and engaging” by Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin have praised Sally’s debut novel as “women’s fiction at its finest” and “totally absorbing”. The Secrets of Midwives was also the highest selling debut Australian fiction of the year in 2015.

Sally is also the author of The Things We Keep, published in January 2016. The Things We Keep was a Library Journal Pick in the U.S. for January 2016, and an Indie Next Pick in the U.S. for February 2016. NYT bestselling author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion praised The Things We Keep calling it ‘A compelling read that touches on important themes, not least the different forms that love may take.”

Both novels were published worldwide in English and have been translated into several languages.

Sally is currently working on her next novel, to be published in early 2017.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two children.

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The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston #travelingsistersread

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

I am posting in tandem with Christina from Recipe and a Read.  Her excitement and enthusiasm over starting The Little Shop of Found Things has us so excited that we can’t wait to read it. This sister sure knows how to bring on the excitement and get us cheering for our next read.  We are looking forward to a change of pace with this one and it looks like just the right one to get us dancing in a coulee.


Goodreads summary

A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander

New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed to enchant her audience even more.

Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. So when she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more.

It’s while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century. And shortly after, she’s confronted by a ghost who reveals that this is where the antique has its origins. The ghost tasks Xanthe with putting right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s.

While Xanthe fights to save her amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave.

With its rich historical detail, strong mother-daughter relationship, and picturesque English village, The Little Shop of Found Things is poised to be a strong start to this new series.

About the author

Paula Brackston (aka PJ Brackston)is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, The Winter Witch, and The Midnight Witch(2014).

Paula has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. In 2007 Paula was short listed in the Creme de la Crime search for new writers. In 2010 her book ‘Nutters’ (writing as PJ Davy) was short listed for the Mind Book Award, and she was selected by the BBC under their New Welsh Writers scheme.

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We Can’t-Wait to Read: The Night Before by Wendy Walker #travelingsistersread @Wendy_Walker @StMartinsPress

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

We can’t wait to read The Night Before by Wendy Walker an upcoming Traveling Sisters Group Read.  Joining in on this read is Christina from Recipe and a Read

Thank you to Jordan from St Martin’s Press for supplying The Traveling Sisters with copies to read and review.  We are excited to get started!

img_6494The Night Before by Wendy Walker

Twelve hours earlier, she was…
Hopeful.
Excited.
Safe.

Now she’s gone

Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

About the Author

Wendy Walker is a former attorney and investment banker in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. Her debut thriller, All Is Not Forgotten, has become an international bestseller and was optioned for film by Warner Brothers with Reese Witherspoon set to produce. Emma In The Night was published the following year and her next thriller is expected to be released in Spring 2019.

This will be my first book by Wendy Walker, but not Norma’s.  She has read
All Is Not Forgotten and Emma in the Night.  All is Not Forgotten was a favourite for Norma.  I have both just waiting for me to read.

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