Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . . 

Alaskan Holiday 
Release Date:  October 2, 2018
Publisher:  Ballantine Books

From Goodreads:  Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle's hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community--including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder's famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith.

Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she'll be returning to reality and the career she's worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can't imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town--not even for a man she's quickly coming to love.

Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.

Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to call home.
My thoughts:  Debbie Macomber is an author you can count on to deliver a heart-warming story.  This forthcoming novel sounds like a delightful escape into another world, with the added bonus of building early holiday spirit.  I think it's worth buying for the cover alone.
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  1. I enjoy this pre holiday charmers. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is new to me, but sounds like a great holiday read. Happy reading!

    My CWW Pick

  3. Pups on the cover are cool. But I don't see them mentioned in the synopsis. Is this a case of false pup advertising :)

  4. I love that cover! It's great. And it's been a while since I read a book by Debbie Macomber, but I've read many - including some of her Christmas books. I might need to get back in that habit again.

  5. I haven't read anything from this author, but I always wanted to! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. One of these days I will read a Debbie Macomber book. They sound so sweet, and I could use more of that in my life right now!