Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

 
Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:

(March 30th - Holt Publishing)
(amazon)
A young woman travels alone to a remote island to uncover a past she never knew was hers in this thrilling modern ghost story.

When a mysterious letter lands in Hallie James’s mailbox, her life is upended. Hallie was raised by her loving father, having been told her mother died in a fire decades earlier. But it turns out that her mother, Madlyn, was alive until very recently. Why would Hallie’s father have taken her away from Madlyn? What really happened to her family thirty years ago?

In search of answers, Hallie travels to the place where her mother lived, a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes. The stiff islanders fix her first with icy stares and then unabashed amazement as they recognize why she looks so familiar, and Hallie quickly realizes her family’s dark secrets are enmeshed in the history of this strange place. But not everyone greets her with such a chilly reception—a coffee-shop owner and the family’s lawyer both warm to Hallie, and the possibility of romance blooms. And then there’s the grand Victorian house bequeathed to her—maybe it’s the eerie atmosphere or maybe it’s the prim, elderly maid who used to work for her mother, but Hallie just can’t shake the feeling that strange things are starting to happen .

24 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one...and I love the premise and cover. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Ooh, this one sounds really marvelous and kind of spooky!

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  3. Diane, thanks for highlighting this one. I had not heard about it and it sounds like something I would enjoy. :-)

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  4. The cover looks depressing. The blurb is kinda creepy..Here'sMine.

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  5. I'm so impressed by people who know what books are coming out. I never have any idea, except for sequels in trilogies, most of which are kids books I read for classroom use.

    I hope this one is worth the wait. ;-)

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  6. Oooh what a fabulous pick! Eerie and mysterious, I love it. Going on the TBR! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. This sounds like a good one! It also reminds me a bit of The Lace Reader for some reason...the family mystery and cold island setting, I think!

    And as you already saw, your highlight of The Solitude of Prime Numbers inspired me! :) It's my WoW, over at bookwanderer.

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  8. I had not heard of this author or book, but it looks fantastic. Thanks!

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  9. The title's new to me, too. I hope you enjoy it, Diane!

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  10. Sounds really good! And I love the cover.

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  11. Another good one! My tbr list is getting endless.

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  12. Ooooh, I loved this book-even though it made me a bit of a scaredy car when I read it.

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  13. I added this one to my watchlist a couple days ago! I hope it's as good as it sounds.

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  14. I love ghost stories and this one sounds fabulous!!Great Wow!

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  15. That is a freaky looking cover!

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  16. I've never heard of this one! It sounds a bit creepy, but absolutely wonderful, too. Great choice :)

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  17. An eerie atmosphere and a prim maid sound intriguing.

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  18. A "modern ghost story" sounds great!

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  19. Sounds like a good book.

    FYI: Just wanted you to know I finished a book on my 2010 Challenge of yours. http://thefiredeepwithin.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-challenge-2010-dracula-by-bram.html

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  20. Sounds like a thrilling read!!

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  21. I am curious about this one too! I cannot wait to see some reviews of it.

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  22. This one sounds awesome and what a great cover!

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