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.
My Dark Vanessa meets The Queen’s Gambit in this new novel of suspense about the bonds of family, the limits of talent, the risks of ambition, and the rewards of revenge.
When former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis returns home to Milwaukee after her mother’s unexpected death, she expects to inherit the family estate, the Elf House. But with the discovery that her mother’s will bequeathed the Elf House to a man that Saskia shares a complicated history with, she is forced to reexamine her own past––and the romantic relationship that changed the course of her life––for answers. Can she find a way to claim her heritage while keeping her secrets buried, or will the fallout from digging too deep destroy her?
Set against a post #MeToo landscape, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ingenue delves into mother-daughter relationships, the expectations of talent, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when the things that once made you special are taken from you. Moving between Saskia’s childhood and the present day, this dark, contemporary fairy tale pulses with desire, longing, and uncertainty, as it builds to its spectacular, shocking climax.
Why I Can’t Wait!
I enjoyed the author’s previous book, The Ballerinas, so I’m excited to read this one.
What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!
I also loved The Ballerina, but wasn’t sure about this one. I hope you enjoy it, Wendy.
I loved The Queen’s Gambit. I’ll be keeping an eye out for your thoughts on this book. 📘
that cover is beautiful and eye-catching
This does sound dark and also possibly emotional with having to face the past. Hope it turns out as good as the Ballerinas, Wendy
Sounds like an interesting book!
This one is new to me and sounds totally intriguing. On the list it goes! I’m not familiar with the author – is Ballerinas historical?
The Ballerinas is in my queue. I love the cover of this one!
I really enjoyed The Ballerinas, I hope you do too
Looks great, hope you enjoy 😊
Thank you, Jenny
I LOVE that cover!! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!!!
Thank you, Cindy.
This does seem interesting. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and look forward to your review.
Thank you, Lucy!
The blurb and the cover definitely hook me in. I can see why you want it.
Thank you, Sophia!
I’m excited to read this one too. Her last book was so unexpected. I’m very curious about this one.
I am too. I hope we both enjoy it.
Great pick Wendy! I look forward to reading your review of this book.
Thank you, Jodie
This sounds suspenseful. I’ve not tried this author.
Her last book was quite suspenseful so I have high hopes for this one.
I’m curious how this book weaves in the #MeToo element This is a new to me author
Yes, that should be interesting. I have only read one other book by her, and don’t see her books around much, but she writes really well.
Well this sounds like it could get intense! Love the name of tat estate too- the Elf House. 🙂
Yes, I’m wondering why it’s called the Elf House. Should be good!
Never heard of this of this author. Hope you enjoy the story!
Thank you, Rachel.
Sounds interesting! I have yet to read this author’s books. Happy reading!
Thank you, Jolene!
This sounds really good. I still need to read The Ballerinas.
I really enjoyed The Ballerinas. I hope you do too when you get to it.
This one sounds interesting. I love that cover and the greys and pinks.
I love that cover too! I hope the book is as good as the cover 🙂
This sounds like a very good story Wendy. Excellent choice!🤗📚🍁☕💜
Thank, you Susan.