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.
An uplifting novel about a heartbroken young pie maker who is granted a magical second chance to live the life she didn’t choose. . . . from the bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees.
Lolly Blanchard’s life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother’s tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family’s struggling Seattle diner afloat and care for her younger sister and grieving father. Now, a decade later, she dutifully whips up the diner’s famous lemon meringue pies each morning while still pining for all she’s lost.
As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she’s ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present.
Why I Can’t Wait!
It just looks cute and is the type of book I enjoy. And Lemon Drop Pie sounds delicious!
What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!
I love the title. 🤗
That cover has the perfect summer vibe!
Oh I love that title! I will buy and read it just for the cover and title. Yes, I can be shallow like that…
Have a good week Wendy!
I know I’d need a box of tissues to read this book! Sounds absolutely lovely.
I’m going to read this next week.
Well now I want lemon pie! This book sounds really interesting. I hope you pick it up because I want to see your thoughts on it!
Hope you enjoy! I still have The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden sitting in my tbr! 🙂
Oh, now I’m hungry for some type of lemony dessert! Love that cover, too!
Me too, Rachel! This cover makes me hungry!
The cover is so cute. Hope the book meets expectations.
I hope so too. Thank you, Sarita.
I love the cover and the premise sounds great too!
It definitely has a cute cover!
Sounds like a really great read, excited for you to read it! Oh and that cover – wonderful!
Thank you, Sara!
I saw this and thought it sounded wonderful. Great choice!
Thank you, Kimberly.
Even though this one sounds like fun, I struggle with books named after dessert. I start craving the dessert, lol, and I need less sugar in my life. Ha!
LOL, I feel the same. Luckily I’m traveling, so I can’t bake a pie!
This sounds fun!
I love that cover, it would stand out for me 💕
I chose this book on the cover alone!
I wonder how much pie one would end up eating while reading this. It sounds a lovely read, with a nice touch of magic. Hope it turns out as good as it sounds, Wendy🙂
I’m thinking at least one Lemon Drop pie… :).
It sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy it!!
Thank you, Cindy
I love the cover and synopsis of this one, Wendy, but I am in the same boat as Jodie. I was declined, but will still probably read it when it comes out. Enjoy!
I’ve started it, Carla, and liked it more than I expected.
I love the premise of this book too Wendy! Unfortunately Berkley never approves my requests but I certainly look forward to your review.
Thank you, Jodie. I get so many rejections from Berkley too. But, every once in a while, I get one.
That sounds cute. A bit like the Midnight Library but with food!
Have a great week!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Yes! It is a bit like Midnight Library.
I would read this based on the cover alone.
That cover is so pretty!
I like this idea – a glimpse into the life you didn’t choose. Hope you enjoy it, Wendy!
Thank you, Teri!
I have this one too Wendy. I hope we both love it!🤗📚💕
I hope so too, Susan!
It does sound delicious, I agree😋. Wonderful choice!
Thank you, Tessa. I love food book!