Just like that, it’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Every week I spotlight amazing future releases that— well, that I just can’t wait for. It’s a feature hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.
Today I’m waiting for…
As the idiom suggests, perhaps we shouldn’t judge books without reading them. But a delightful cover can sure make a compelling reason for picking one up in the first place.
For me, as this Midwestern summer rages on and the humidity makes going outside during midday feel like walking through soup, The Garden on Sparrow Street’s cover is more than inviting. An attractive snow-covered village and a lone lantern-lit table? That sounds like a perfect setting right about now.
Of course, a cover alone can’t make me excited for a book, and the blurb has everything I love about winter stories. Lost souls coming together. A broader community working as one. The Christmas season. A hint of romance.
I can’t wait.
From the publisher:
As Christmas cheer fills Sparrow Street with excitement, grieving widow Nina is having a hard time. It’s her first December without her beloved husband Gray, the days feel long and bleak, and to cap it all, she’s just lost her job.
So when Nina hears that Sparrow Street’s Community Garden, one of Gray’s favourite places, is to be put up for sale she knows she must do something. Filled with purpose, she gathers the residents of Sparrow Street around her to turn the neglected patch of land into a Garden of Memories.
Working with her neighbours, single mum Kelly and eighty-year-old Ada, Nina soon finds that she’s not the only lonely soul on Sparrow Street. And as the community comes together and the garden flourishes, Nina can’t help but be drawn to Irish gardener Colm with his sparkling blue eyes and musical accent, finding herself confiding in him about all her recent troubles.
But just as Colm and Nina grow closer and he opens up to her about his own secret loss, Colm’s estranged wife returns from Scotland, wanting to try again. Nina knows she should let the man she’s falling for go – it’s the right thing to do. But what if fate has other plans in store? Will the beautiful garden on Sparrow Street have brought two people together only for Nina’s cautious heart to push them apart?
Title: The Garden on Sparrow Street
Author: Tilly Tennant
Expected Publication: October 09, 2019
Classification: Women’s Fiction
What are you waiting for this week?