Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - South of Superior; Ellen Airgood

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here is one that just seems like a feel-good story:

South of Superior; Ellen Airgood
(June 9, 2011 - Riverhead Books)

(amazon website)
A debut novel full of heart, in which love, friendship, and charity teach a young woman to live a bigger life.

When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.

Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters-one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline begins to experience the ways of the small, tight-knit town, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its residents. It's a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. As the story hurtles along-featuring a lost child, a dashed love, a car accident, a wedding, a fire, and a romantic reunion-Gladys, Arbutus, and the rest of the town teach Madeline more about life, love, and goodwill than she's learned in a lifetime.

A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so many other ways, and how little it often takes to make someone happy.
Which book are you waiting for to be released?

20 comments:

  1. It must be a sign. Both you and Jill posted this one ;-) Sounds really good though!

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  2. Nice pick! I really like the cover.

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  3. I am visiting the blogs who are participating in this meme and discovering gems!

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  4. Sounds like a good book, Diane. Thanks for making it your WOW pick! I'll watch for it.

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  5. That sounds charming, and the cover is so pretty!

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  6. I love that the book is about caring for others and what a fabulous cover!

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  7. This does sound like a heartwarming read, and I really like that it features two very different older ladies. Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. I like that the book is set in the Upper Peninsula, a place I have always wanted to visit.
    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  9. This looks good. I have a friend who walked away from Chicago to open a B&B in a small town in the Michigan UP. I bet she'd love this one.

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  10. Gorgeous cover and compelling synopsis...I love this kind of story. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW

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  11. I so love novels set in the Midwest and this one sounds lovely. I'll keep my eyes peeled for this one!

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  12. This does sound really good. I'm going to have to put it on my wish list.

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  13. I could use a feel-good story right about now. This sounds really good!

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  14. Looks good, someone else had this down as well. Great minds think a like ;)

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  15. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

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  16. This sounds like a lovely book to read Diane. I'm adding this to my list, thank you :)

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  17. 1- I love the cover
    2- It takes place in Michigan-Yay!!
    3- It sounds great
    4- I want to read it too!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by Diane, I believe I read about The Bells on your blog, but couldn't find the link to link it up on my post. Thanks for a great review, and this one sound really good as well.

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