Hello, readers and followers! Happy (almost) Wednesday. Welcome.
Again, it’s been quite a while since Finding Wonderland joined this fun meme. But a new week and a new Wednesday brings with it yet more bookish talk. Not that we mind, 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.
Waiting on Wednesday Twenty-Third Edition
This go-round, I feature two contemporaries, one I know nothing about, and the other is by an author who’s “sunshine” stories will forever and always be favorites.
The first is by an author named Kerry Winfrey, and though I’ve never read a novel by her, her 2019 release sounds really cute! Is this a risk to feature a book from an unknown author? Maybe, but I’m going for it anyway.
Second is Kasie West’s upcoming YA contemporary because there are never enough novels by this author.
Waiting for Tom Hanks
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Author: Kerry Winfrey | Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary | Publication Date: June 2019
A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.
Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.
When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days . . . can he? – Amazon
Maybe This Time
Author: Kasie West | Publisher: Point
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Young Adult | Publication Date: July 2019
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?
Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.
Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .
Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places. – Amazon
I love a good contemporary romantic-comedy, hence the reason why we share not one but two today!
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Comment down below with your thoughts (have you read Kasie’s books? what did you feature today? what are some of your favorite romance reads?), 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; it might take me a week to circle around. Still, I look forward to visiting.