Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Publication Date: May 31, 2011

See here offers a continuation of Shanghai Girls, in which carefree and beautiful Chinese sisters May and Pearl are married off to two Chinese men from America to pay their father’s gambling debt. Now, Pearl’s distraught daughter, Joy, has fled to what has become Communist China, ready to make a new life for herself—and find her real father. Of course, Pearl follows, determined to bring her home. Shanghai Girls has sold 200,000 copies in hardcover and 350,000 copies in paperback so far, so there will be a big audience for this book, but reportedly it can stand on its own.
I am so excited about this one! I can hardly wait! What are you waiting for this week?


Kristin said...

What! I thought we made a decision on this. :) I am excited for this one too.

Jill said...

It's awful that I haven't read this author...so much good buzz. I'm going to have to start...great pick!

Jinky said...

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize that there's going to be a sequel. I really liked Shanghai Girls.

Tribute Books Mama said...

How to Knit a Heart Back Home
By Rachael Herron
Publication date: March 1, 2011

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

MiaandSofia said...

A fabulous pick! It looks really good. Merry Christamas and Happy Reading :)
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Mia @GrippedintoBooks

BLHmistress said...

I haven't heard of this book before but sounds good, might have to check it out.

Merry Christmas


kenpen said...

I read Shanghai Girls a few weeks ago. I will pick this up too!