Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Summer Pact

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: July 9, 2024
In the wake of tragedy, a group of friends make a pact that will cause them to reunite a decade later and embark upon a life-changing adventure together—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meant to Be.

Four freshmen arrive at college from completely different worlds: Lainey, a California party girl with a flair for drama; Tyson, a brilliant scholar and law school hopeful from D.C.; Summer, a recruited athlete and perfectionist from the Midwest; and Hannah, a mild-mannered southerner who is content to quietly round out the circle of big personalities. Soon after moving into their shared dorm, they strike up a conversation in a study lounge, and the seeds of friendship are planted.

As their college years fly by, their bond intensifies and the four become inseparable. But as graduation nears, their lives are forever changed after a desperate act leads to tragic consequences. Stunned and heartbroken, a pact is made to be there for each other in their time of need, no matter how separated they are by circumstances or distance.

Ten years later, Hannah is anticipating what should be one of the happiest moments of her life when everything is suddenly turned upside down. Calling on her closest friends, it soon becomes clear that they are facing their own crossroads. True to their promise, they agree to take a time out from lives headed in wrong directions and embark on a journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and acceptance.

In this tender portrayal of grief, love, and hope, Emily Giffin asks: When things fall apart, who will be at our sides to help pick up the pieces? - from Goodreads


  1. Interesting! This sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. This reminds me of the Steven Rowley book that came out last year --The Celebrants.

  3. I love when college friends reunite. Sounds good!

  4. Great pick! So excited for this one, too! I pre-ordered it.

  5. This one sounds like it will be quite the emotional and inspiring read. I bet it will be a good one! I hope you love it when you read it!

  6. It's been quite a while since I read anything by Giffin, but I've really enjoyed the few I've read.

  7. This sounds like an emotional but powerful summer read!


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