Wednesday, June 1, 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. (Button courtesy of Bewitched Bookworms.)

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

Title: Best Kept Secret
Author: Amy Hatvany
Release Date: June 7

From B&

Cadence didn’t sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.

Her drinking snuck up on her - as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that’s left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year old son, Charlie.

It wasn’t always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed to have it all—a successful husband, an adorable son, and a promising career as a freelance journalist. But with the demise of her marriage, her carefully constructed life begins to spiral out of control. Suddenly she is all alone trying to juggle the demands of work and motherhood.

Logically, Cadence knows that she is drinking too much, and every day begins with renewed promises to herself that she will stop. But within a few hours, driven by something she doesn’t understand, she is reaching for the bottle - even when it means not playing with her son because she is too tired, or dropping him off at preschool late, again. And even when one calamitous night it means leaving him alone to pick up more wine at the grocery store. It’s only when her ex-husband shows up at her door to take Charlie away that Cadence realizes her best kept secret has been discovered….

Heartbreaking, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming, Best Kept Secret is more than just the story of Cadence—it’s a story of how the secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most tear us apart.


  1. Sounds like a hell of a book. Hope you enjoy it, it seems to carry a strong message.

  2. Wow, would love to read this one and see a female version of the fight against alcohol.

    My WoW

  3. I love the blurb from Emily Giffin on cover...sold. Thanks for putting this on my radar!

  4. This sounds like a great book with the potential to draw a lot of emotion. Hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW!

  5. Sounds good..not really what Im used to reading too,,but Im always looking for new ideas..
    thanks for sharing

    heres mine.

  6. Wow! Seems like an emotional and wonderful story. Hope you'll enjoy it.

  7. Now this book sounds like it definite belong as one of my book shelf. got to get it. happy reading.