WoW [105]

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

             Newport by Jill Morrow
Expected Publication: July 7, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow

Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering "summer cottages" are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them.

Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiancee. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his first late wife, who "communicates" via seance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise.

Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do so--just as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh . . . and his own very fraught history.

A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.

Why I Can’t Wait…
I love everything about this read! I just feel like I’ll be transported into another time and place and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Plus the cover is just so beautiful! Now I just have to get my hands on a copy….

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  1. A beautiful cover! this book sounds wonderful. I hope you enjoy it when it is released.

    A great WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

  2. Love the cover, beautiful :) Sounds like an interesting book to read.

  3. Interesting time period and like the others, love the cover!

  4. This sounds really interesting. I enjoy period novels, it gives me a chance to visit a time past when life was much different - but people are usually pretty much the same no matter the year. I will definitely look for this when it comes out.

    Here's mine for this week: http://www.keeperbookshelf.com/waiting-on-wednesday-1

  5. I want to read this one, too, Monica!

  6. I need to read more Historical novels, nice choice this week!

    -Courtney @ Storybook Slayers
    Waiting on Wednesday

  7. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. It does sound interesting .
    Here's our WoW :)