Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market.
But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been.
When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.
Why I Can’t Wait!
I’ve enjoyed previous books by Jennifer Weiner.
What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!
I just requested the audiobook, so will see if I get approved. 📚🎧💖
This sounds good!
Thank you, Carrie!
I hope you like it! It sure looks summery. 🙂
Thank you, Lydia!
I want to try this author at some point.
I hope you get a chance to soon.
Your review is good, but I just choose to not read anything about the pandemic for a variety of reasons!
I can understand that!
Sounds like it will be good one. I hope you enjoy it when you’re able to read it.
Thank you, Jenni!
I think this one looks good too. Great choice!
Thank you, Tessa!
I’ve heard of this author but haven’t picked up one of her books yet. This one does look good though!
I hope it’s a good one! Thanks, Joanna
It looks like a perfect summer read! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
Thank you, Cindy!
Looks good 💕
Thank you, Jenny!
That book cover makes me yearn for summer.
Me too! I was just in California with summery weather, but now I’m back in the cold again.