Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Meant To Be

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Emily Giffin
Expected publication date: May 31, 2022
A restless golden boy and a girl with a troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even begins in this irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and The Lies That Bind.

The Kingsley family is practically American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. When Joseph S. Kingsley III is born in 1960, he inherits the weight of that legacy. Growing up with all the Kingsley looks and charisma, Joe should have no problem taking up the mantle after his father's untimely death. But he is also a little bit reckless, and can't seem to figure out how to channel the expectations of an entire country.

No one ever expected anything of Cate, on the other hand. She, too, grew up in a single-parent household--just her and her mom scraping by in their small apartment. As a teenager, though, Cate is discovered for her looks. Modeling may be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has always inhabited. Before too long, her face is everywhere; though she is always aware that she'd be a pariah in her social circles if anyone knew her true story.

When Joe and Cate's paths cross, their connection is instant. What remains to be seen is whether their relationship will survive the glare of the spotlight that follows Joe everywhere. And just as they find themselves in the make-or-break moment, the tragedy that seems to run in Joe's family right alongside all that privilege will repeat itself.

In a beautifully written novel that recaptures a gilded moment in American history, Emily Giffin tells a story of a love that may or may not have the power to transcend circumstances that seem arrayed against it . . . and the difficulty of finding your way to the place you belong. - from Goodreads

Emily Giffin is an auto-buy, auto-read author for me - I preordered this the minute I heard about it last year!  Her books always deliver, so I can't wait to get my hands on this one!


  1. I like the cover of this one! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  2. I enjoy her books and would definitely read this one, Enjoy when you get a chance to read it.
    Here's mine

  3. Is it odd that I am already rooting for this couple?

  4. This sounds gorgeous — i hope its as wonderful as it sounds!

  5. There is so much to love about this synopsis! I can see why this author is on your list of auto-buy authors. I hope that you love it! :)

  6. I can't wait to read this one! It's definitely one of my most anticipated novels of the year!

  7. I'm excited for this one too. Requested it as soon as I saw Giffin's name, before I even read the synopsis, lol.


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