Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (3-14-12)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly awaiting. This week, my pick is: Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank (expected publication date: May 1, 2012).

Synopsis (from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Iraq War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother. An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allen Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.

I'm definitely anticipating summer and I think this the perfect summer read! So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. oooh. I love that cover, so gorgeous and summery.

    stop by my blog? I have a ton of YA books with awesome covers! :)

  2. Oh yeah! I didn't realize that she had a new one coming out. I read her for the first time last year -- Lowcountry Summer, and I loved it.

    Hope you enjoy this :)