Waiting on Wednesday #14

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week:


Before I Met You

Before I Met You
by Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Atria Books
Expected publication: October 15th 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction, Chick Lit
Available for pre-order

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Jazz Age London, a passionate and forbidden interracial romance, and the unbreakable bond between a bright young woman and her eccentric grandmother come together brilliantly in this gem of a novel, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Twenties Girl, and The Chaperone.

Fresh out of university, Betty is ready to begin a new chapter of her life in London—one she hopes brings new friends, a big career break, and perhaps even true love. Following her dreams in bustling, grungy nineties Soho, she’s ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks…

In 1920s bohemian London, Arlette—Betty’s grandmother—is starting her new life in a time of post-war change. Beautiful and charismatic, Arlette is soon drawn into the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People. But two years after her arrival in London, tragedy strikes and she flees back to the country for the rest of her life.

As Betty tries to manage the ups and downs of adulthood, she’s distracted by a mysterious letter she finds after Arlette’s death—a letter written to a man Betty has never heard of but who meant the world to her grandmother. Will the secrets of Arlette’s past help Betty navigate her own path to happiness?

A heartwarming detective story and a captivating look at London then and now, Before I Met You is an unforgettable story about two very different women, separated by seventy years, but linked by a shared determination to make their dreams come true.

Why I’m waiting…

I know, I know, historical fiction is not my usual style, but something about this book calls to me. What do you think? The synopsis sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Maria D.

    I love the look of this book – and I do like this kind of historical:) Great choice – added it to my tbr

    Here’s my WoW

  • Deb Deb Reviews

    This is definitely one I need to check out. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Clover

    I love Lisa Jewell though I haven’t yet read her latest few books..

  • This isn’t my usual book-fare, but it actually sounds pretty good, and it looks like it’s getting pretty high ratings on Goodreads so far… might have to check it out!

  • I’m not the most avid historical fiction fan. I’ve really only read one, to be completely honest. But I completely see why this book is calling to you! With there being the whole mysterious man aspect, it sounds like it could be a very good and intriguing read! You’ll have to let me know if you end up reading and reviewing it, I’m curious to see what you think of it!

  • psst..it spoke to me too! Thanks for sharing I love this pick!

  • LisaILJ

    This looks really good. The synopses does sound very different. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for

  • Bob Milne

    Interesting pick – thanks for stopping by.

    Here’s my WOW

  • sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    I don’t usually read historical fiction either but this sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post! Sorry so late to respond.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books