WoW [67]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The One & Only by Emily Giffin
Expected Publication: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books

In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty—and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both.

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.

Why I Can’t Wait…
I love and adore Emily Giffin! Her books are amazing and I simply can’t get enough. Plus this one is based in Texas and about football…YAY!!! This Texas gal is truly happy and I can’t wait to dive into this read.

Feel free to link me to yours, I love to see what’s the next big read.


  1. I haven't read any Emily before. I am glad you like her so much. This is a new one for me :D I am a new follower too. Great blog!


  2. I have yet to read anything by Emily Griffin yet. This seriously needs to change.

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick.

  3. I haven't read anything by this author yet. But this book souds really good.
    My pick this week is also about football and Texas :D

    My WoW @ So Bookalicious

  4. I have her novels on my tbr list, but I still haven't read any of them. *hides in shame*
    I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as you did her previous novels.

    Glass @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. I loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Giffin and LOVED THEM (the film adaptation was such a disappointment, though). The whole Texas/Football setting sounds super interesting and right away made me think of Friday Night Lights.