I think I am in the mood for romance as the books that really struck me this week were all romance novels in some fashion. Hmmm!! Maybe I need to spend some more time with my husband?!?!?! Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine, is a fun meme whereby we talk about those books we are anxiously awaiting. Here's a couple I can't wait to read:
The Last Letter from Your Lover
by Jojo Moyes
Release Date: July 12, 2011
It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.
Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.
Fair and Tender Ladies
by Lee Smith
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Ivy Rowe, Virginia mountain girl, then wife, mother, and finally "Mawmaw," never strays far from her home-but the letters she writes take her across the country and over the ocean. Writing "to hold onto what's passing," she tells stories that are rich with the life of Appalachia in words that are colloquial, often misspelled, but always beautiful.
From childhood, when teachers encouraged her gift for language, to her rebellious teenage years when she swore against motherhood-only to then become a mother-and on through life, Ivy writes with insight, honesty, and a passion for living that is sure to be infectious.