Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

Title: Skipping a Beat
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Release Date: February 22

From the author's website:

What would you do if your husband wanted to rewrite the rules of your relationship?

Julia Dunhill, a thirty-something party planner, seems to have it all: Married to her high school sweetheart and living in a gorgeous home in Washington D.C., she imagines her future unfolding very much as it has for the past few years, since she and her husband Michael successfully launched their companies. There will be dinner parties to attend, operas to dress up for, and weddings and benefits to organize for her growing list of clients. There will be shopping sprees with her best friend, Isabelle, and inevitably those last five pounds to shed. In her darker moments, she worries that her marriage has dissolved from a true partnership into a fa├žade, but she convinces herself it’s due to the intensity of their careers and fast-paced lifestyle.

So as she arranges the molten chocolate cupcakes for the annual Opera benefit, how can she know that her carefully-constructed world is about to fall apart? That her husband will stand up from the head of the table in his company’s boardroom, open his mouth to speak, and crash to the carpeted floor… all in the amount of time it will take her to walk across a ballroom floor just a few miles away. Four minutes and eight seconds after his cardiac arrest, a portable defibrillator jump-starts Michael’s heart. But in those lost minutes he becomes a different man, with an altered perspective on the rarified life they’ve been living and a determination to regain the true intimacy they once shared. Now it is up to Julia to decide — is it worth upending her comfortable world to try to find her way back to the husband she once adored, or should she walk away from this new Michael, who truthfully became a stranger to her long before his change of heart?


Skipping a Beat is one of my anticipated reads in 2011.

6 comments:

  1. I'm all in! I can't wait either! Great pick...

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  2. Oh this sounds good! Great pick! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

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  3. This one sounds great! Thanks for telling me, I'm going to put it on my to- read pile now! Anyway, here's mine:
    http://thebucketlist-gina.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-graveminder.html
    Happy reading!

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  4. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

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  5. This isn't my usual genre, but it's now on my TBR list.

    My WOW

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  6. I just read this book -- I will post the review when it releases, but I really enjoyed it.

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