Waiting on Wednesday | Eighteenth Edition

June 13, 2018 Rissi JC 16 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday | Eighteenth Edition

Hello, readers and followers! Happy (almost) Wednesday. Welcome

Here we go, a new week and a new Wednesday that brings with it yet more bookish talk. Not that any of mins, right? 

Today’s feature is all about the books we’re “Waiting On” with Can’t Wait Wednesday. A meme Finding Wonderland occasionally takes part in. 

Organized by the lovely Tressa of Wishful Endings, here’s another edition of Can’t Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released as well. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. (Find out more here.)

Taking a break from all the contemporary fiction and taking a trip to the 1930s as author Rachel McMillan imagines the era. 

If you’ve read Rachel’s (SUPER entertaining) Herringford & Watts series which was published with Harvest House, you’ll be delighted to know this is a kind of “spin-off” series to her original trilogy. A series which featured a host of original and endearing characters, something I’ve zero doubt will also feature in this new novel by this author. 

Without further ado, we’re waiting on…

Author: Rachel McMillan | Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Fiction; Historical

Publication Date: July 2018

“Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure…”

Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times — including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin’s “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand. 

Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo night club.

When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston—and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build.  – Goodreads

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PS: Before you go… 

we have a new review for the film Peter Rabbit (yes, I totally fangirl)
you’re invited to join the Wishful Wonder June 2018 Bookstagram challenge!

Comment down below with your thoughts (have you read Rachel’s books? what did you feature today? what are some of your favorite historical reads or eras?), Waiting on / Can’t Wait Wednesday blog links or anything else bookish. I’d look forward to chatting all things bookish with you.

I’ll be glad to visit your blogs, too – but it might take me a week to circle around. Still, I look forward to visiting.

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  • Tressa S June 13, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Oh yes! I almost featured this one recently but decided to move ahead as I was getting closer and closer to release dates. I really need to catch up on this series. The first book is still one of my favorite reads. Thanks for participating again, Rissi! :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 2:29 am

      I think I have one book left to read in the original series, Tressa, but it's always such a fun series. Hope we both enjoy them.

      …and my pleasure. Thank you for hosting this meme. :)

  • Jenea Whittington June 13, 2018 at 9:44 am

    This sounds really good and I hope you get the chance to read very soon. :)

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 2:29 am

      Thanks, Jenea. Me too. :)

      Glad to have you visit.

  • Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) June 13, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Oooh! A murder mystery book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 2:31 am

      Right? I thought so too, Ronyell. :)

      Thanks for dropping by.

  • Renee June 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Love the cover and this book sounds really good – hope you enjoy it a lot!

    Renee ~ My Wow

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 2:34 am

      So do I, Renee. Everything about this one looks top-notch, so I have a good feeling it'll be great on the inside too. :)

      Thanks for dropping by.

  • Barb June 13, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    This sounds like a good read. Hope you love it and I can't wait to see Peter Rabbit.

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 3:05 am

      I agree, Barb. I'm hoping it's lovely. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • Greg June 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Ooh this looks good. Kinda reminds me of Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver, even though the settings are quite different. Looks like a good one!

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 3:11 am

      I've not heard of Ashley's books, Greg, but now I'm curious. I'll have to make a trip to Goodreads. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger June 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful read! This one has such a fantastic cover that really sets the scene for the story. I hope that you love it. :)

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 3:12 am

      I so agree; this cover is ideal and perfect for what the synopsis promises. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

  • Alicia AKernelofNonsense June 14, 2018 at 2:52 am

    I love the sound of the dynamic between the haves and the have-nots and the added mystery makes this one very intriguing. Hope you enjoy!

    • Rissi June 16, 2018 at 3:17 am

      Thanks, Alicia – so do I. This book seems to have my name written all over it, so I cannot wait to discover the story inside. :)

      Glad to have you visit.

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