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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: What I Thought Was True



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

So I loved this book:


My Life Next Door
by Huntley Fitzpatrick

And I was so excited to learn that Huntley Fitzpatrick will be publishing a new book in spring 2014.

An earlier version of this post said that this was a companion book to MLND. I was wrong -- though the new book is set in the same general locale, it is a standalone! But I'm hoping it's the kind of Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins standalone where the characters from MLND might make a brief appearance….

My fake covers always cause much consternation (That's the cover!) and confusion (That's the cover?) so you will all be happy that there is no fake cover this week. Here are the details:

What I Thought Was True
by Huntley Fitzpatrick
To be published by Dial
in Spring 2014


17-year-old Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her a tip: her wealthy, elderly employer is redoing her will this summer, and that could be Gwen's ticket to the good life. But what will it mean for Gwen’s now life?
Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

While I have read a bunch of books with a similar premise (Nantucket Blues, This is What Happy Looks Like, Rules of Summer, The Distance Between Us…) I know that Huntley Fitzpatrick can put a great new spin on the rich boy-poor girl summer romance plot.  Can't wait for this one!

What book are you impatiently waiting for? Tell me in comments and leave me a link so I can visit you back!

36 comments:

  1. I'll check this out-I do have a weakness for rich-boy/poor-girl stories too!

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    1. They're usually good -- also a common trope in my favorite 19th century novels...

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  2. This sounds fabulous.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  3. I like you enjoyed My Life Next Door and this one also sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  4. Oh wow there's a second coming out then i should get to reading the first. Thanks for sharing :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-55-all-that-glows.html

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    1. Okay and correction -- each book is a standalone. You do not need to read the first one first. But it's good!

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  5. Yay!!! I looooved the first book and this is news to me that a companion novel will be released -- good news! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by -- just stopped by your blog to say hello and congratulations!!!

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  6. Cannot wait! I loved My Life Next Door and I like this premise. :)

    My W.O.W.

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  7. This DOES sound a lot like The Distance Between Us and those others you mentioned. Still, I LOVED My Life Next Door. And I've been waiting for a cover for this one so I could post a WoW for it, too. :)

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    1. It does, but I don't get tired of those plots.
      Heh -- I will make you a cover….

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  8. I just traded for the first one! Nicole loved it so I am excited to read it :)
    My WOW

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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  9. Oooooo I had no idea there was going to be a companion book to My Life Next Door! I ADORED that book too Jen, so I can't wait for more from Huntley Fitzpatrick:) Can it be 2014 already?

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    1. Sorry-- I was mistaken. I wanted it to be a companion book, and for some reason I thought it was, but each book is a standalone, though set in the same general area.

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  10. I love My Life Next Door as well! I will rad anything Ms. Fitzpatrick writes. Hope this book is awesome! It will be :D

    Check out my WoW post!

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  11. I really liked The Boy Next Door too so I can't wait for Huntley's next one. I'm anxious to see her take on this theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I haven't read any of her books, but this one sound really great!

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  13. I absolutely adore Huntley Fitzpatrick. My Life Next Door was one of my favorites. I can't wait for this one too...but it seems it's forever away :/

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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  14. I just bought My Life Next Door! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that you're looking forward to Huntley's next book-that speaks volumes about the quality of her writing!

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  15. Fabulous pick! I really liked My Life Next Door too, so I will definitely be reading this. :) My WOW is for Dangerous by Shannon Hale. It looks and sounds fabulous!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  16. Great pick Jen! I stil need to pick up My Life Next Door still!

    Happy Reading!
    My WoW: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-36-pointe-by.html

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  17. I haven't read My Life Next Door yet, but these both sound really good. Great pick!

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  18. You always list the best books! I LOVED My LIfe Next Door and I am going to add this one to my TBR ASAP. YAYY Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. I have MLND and need to read it ASAP> heard many good things about it plus the next book looks good too.

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  20. I STILL haven't read My Life Next Door and I don't know why I am waiting because I love contemps and hear such good things about it. Plus I love that sweet cover. This is a great pick, Jen:)

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  21. I loved My Life Next Door and can't wait to read this one. I'm with you, the plot definitely sounds familiar, but I'm sure it will be amazing. Great pick!
    P.S. I would love to see your fake cover. :)
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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  22. I LOVED My Life Next Door! One of my favorites. Jase <3 Very excited to read more books from this author. Thanks for stopping by! I didn't get a new computer yet. Just been using my moms when I can. I am still hoping to possibly fix my laptop. I dunno. I just wanted more time to save up and shop around but it is difficult to live without.

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  23. I still need to read my life next door! It sounds good :)

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  24. I still have to read MLND but I do love contemporary YA so I will be reading this as well as the next book ! Great pick!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer.

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  25. OOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I can't wait to read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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