Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hopefuls

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights soon to be released books.

This week's selection:  The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
Due out: July 19, 2016

Synopsis taken from Amazon:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author ofGirls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. 

When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.


Jill said...

Ha! That's awesome! You're my book twin!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book. I've added it to my TBR list. Enjoy!

ellepaulette said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>