Can’t Wait Wednesday Meme

Posted June 23, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 9 Comments

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.

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It’s Better This Way by Debbie Macomber
Publication Date: July 13, 2021
Page Count: 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction


After her marriage ends, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning but is the past truly behind her? #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this poignant novel.

It’s been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Their two daughters continue to stand by Julia in the wake of their father’s behavior—and they’ve had a tough time getting along with the “other woman” who became their stepmother. Distraught after selling the family home, Julia moves into a condominium complex that offers the warmth and charm of a fresh start. Now, having settled into her new community and sold her successful interior design business, she’s embraced a fulfilling new life, one that doesn’t seem to need a man in it. Her beloved father’s trusty saying is ringing truer than ever: It’s better this way.

But when Julia meets a handsome new resident in the building’s exercise room, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Heath Johnson is a welcome change from the men she’s encountered on the occasional—mostly disastrous—dates her sister has eagerly planned for her over the years. As she and Heath, a divorcé himself, begin to grow close, their friendship blossoms into an unexpected love. However, they soon realize that combining families proves to be a challenge, even though their four children are adults.

When a dramatic revelation threatens the happiness they’ve found, Julia and Heath must reconcile their love for their children with their love for each other. If they can’t, their bright future together may be nothing but a dream.

Why I Can’t Wait!

Debbie Macomber books are always so comforting. They are sweet, and heartwarming and emotional. Debbie knows how to pull the heartstrings and tell a pleasant story that lasts after the last page is read. I also enjoy second chance at love tropes, and Ms. Macomber does these tropes extremely well.

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What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

9 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday Meme

  1. Debbie Macomber is one of those authors I always have meant to read but just haven’t managed to yet. I am sure I would love her books. This one sounds really good! I hope you love It’s Better This Way!

  2. DiscoDollyDeb

    I’m eagerly awaiting Pam Godwin’s LESSONS IN SIN. It was supposed to drop today—alas, it’s been postponed until next week. I can’t wait for this romance featuring my favorite transgressive catnip: a priest driven by passion to break his vow of celibacy.