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Waiting on Wednesday | Twenty-Third Edition

March 12, 2019 10 Comments

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

Waiting on Wednesday

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

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.)

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

Amazon | Goodreads

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

Amazon | Goodreads

I love a good contemporary romantic-comedy, hence the reason why we share not one but two today!

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Greg March 13, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Maybe This Time sounds fun with them running into each other at events like that. I can see that being a fun movie too actually! And Waiting For Tom Hanks doesn’t sound bad either!

  • Angela March 13, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    I’ve never read Kasie West, but this one appeals to me probably more than some of her other ones!

    • Rissi JC March 25, 2019 at 1:03 PM

      Kasie’s books are pure sunshine. Simple, but I mean that in the best way because they’re such a “relaxing” type of book. Hope you enjoy this one if you give it a chance, Angela. :)

  • Barb (boxermommyreads) March 13, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    I’ve always been a Tom Hanks fan so I have to admit that one has already caught my attention.

  • Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) March 13, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Ooohh! Both books sound so cute! Great picks!

    Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) recently posted: Waiting on Wednesday #124: To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
  • Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense March 14, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    I just found out about Maybe This Time and I’m convinced more than ever that Kasie West is a writing wizard. How does she put all these books out all the time? I need to catch up on her latest before diving into this one. Happy reading.

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