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.
Harlow Smith thought she had finally achieved the quiet life she wanted—a little bookstore on Cape Cod, an apartment in her grandpa’s house, a more or less happily single life—when the biggest secret from her past walked into town and changed everything.
A kid walks into your bookstore and says to you, Guess what? I’m your son. The one you put up for adoption seventeen years ago. The one you never told anyone about. Surprise!
His name is Matthew Walker, and he’s come to spend the summer on the Cape with his parents. Why? Well, he wants to meet you before he heads off to college in the fall. Tiny detail—he didn’t tell his adoptive parents about his plan. And while you hoped this day would come someday, you’re so stunned, you actually faint. You’re overjoyed (and stunned) and worried (and stunned) and you’ve yearned to meet him, but you didn’t know it would be like this. Did you mention feeling stunned?
Even more gobsmacked is your family. The Smiths looked like (and thought they were) the perfect family in town. How could Harlow, the “boring sister” who runs the bookstore with her dotty old grandfather, have a secret baby? How did she keep this secret for so long?
More than the truth of that baby will come out over the summer ahead, a summer filled with emotion as more than one secret is revealed, long-lost hurts are discovered…and one slightly lost soul realizes the best of everything is yet to come.
Why I Can’t Wait!
I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read from Kristan Higgins, and I love that she almost always has a dog on the cover and as a character.
What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!
I haven’t read as many books by Kristan Higgins but her books always end up on my TBR – partly because of her covers. This one sounds great.
Thank you, Katherine!
I haven’t read many of her books but this sounds good! The cover looks so relaxing! I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you, Leslie!
Looks like a fun read.
It was! Thank you, Linda
Great pick hope you enjoy
Thank you, Jenny
I need to get back to reading this author’s books. I love the sound of this one. Would be a good summer read.
I love her books.
The cover is so cute! Love the dog. 😍
That is such a cute dog!!
Wonderful choice, Wendy. I am also waiting for this one. I hope we both enjoy it.
Thank you, Carla! I hope we both enjoy it.
A little bookstore on Cape Cod? Sounds like a dream come true to me. Hope you enjoy it, Wendy!
Thank you, Teri!
I’m excited for this one too! Great choice Wendy!🤗📚💜
Thank you, Susan. Kristan Higgins hasn’t let me down yet!
She is an author I’ve wanted to read, and this one sounds good!!
She’s so good!!