Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Boardwalk Summer

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases!

Boardwalk Summer
Meredith Jaeger
Expected publication date: June 19, 2018
What happened on that long-ago summer? In this riveting novel from the author of The Dressmaker’s Dowry, an aspiring Hollywood actress makes a shocking choice in 1940, and seventy years later, a young mother sets out to discover what happened …

Summer, 1940: When Violet Harcourt is crowned Miss Bathing Beauty in her hometown of Santa Cruz, she’s determined to see herself on the silver screen. But Violet’s pageant victory comes with a price—cracks appear in her seemingly perfect marriage…and she quickly discovers Hollywood is not the glittering escape she dreamed of. So she makes a shocking choice, leaving her name in headlines and creating a mystery surrounding her fate.

Summer, 2007: Single mother Marisol Cruz lives in a charming seaside cottage that belonged to her grandfather, Ricardo, once a famed performer on the Beach Boardwalk. Drawn to the local history of her town, Mari discovers her grandfather’s connection to a beauty queen who died too young. She embarks on a journey that uncovers his lifelong secret—Ricardo’s connection to Violet…a story of tragedy and courage that will forever transform her. - from Goodreads

24 comments:

  1. I love that cover. So very vintage. Looks like a good book to be 'waiting' on!

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  2. Oooh, this sounds so promising! And the cover is gorgeous!

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  3. It sure sounds like a great read Angela! Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. The synopsis here reminds me of Next Year in Havana, which I loved. It had a similar granddaughter-grandmother connection and dual timelines. I'm curious about what happened that summer. Plus this looks like the perfect beach read. Hope you love it! :)

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  5. That cover is actual perfection for a book set partly in 1940. I want it!

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    1. I know, it really sets the mood for the book!

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  6. I love the alternate timeline with people connected in some way thing, and that cover is fantastic.

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  7. I love the vintage feel to this cover. Off topic, but I've always wanted a bathing suit like this, haha. Hope this is a good one!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia! Yes, that bathing suit is so cute!

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  8. Looks like a great summer read, and I always like stories that explore long ago events. :)

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    1. Me, too, and this is such a fun time period!

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  9. I love that cover! I want a swimsuit like that.

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  10. I sat here staring at that gorgeous cover for several minutes before finally reading the synopsis. I love the vintage feel and like Ashlea above, I was thinking how fabulous that swimsuit is, lol. The story itself sounds wonderful too, especially with that dual timeline we both love so much :)

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    1. I know, so many things to love about this book!

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  11. YES! I am so excited to read this book! I absolutely love the cover, too....puts me in such a summery mood. Great pick!

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    1. Yay, I hope we both enjoy it! That cover is everything!

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  12. A double timeline story, yay! I love the cover too, it's beautiful and sets the mood for the book. Enjoy!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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    1. Yes, the cover is absolutely perfect for the story!

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