Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - November 11

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Miriam Parker posted about this one on Goodreads and I love Joshlynn Jackson.  I loved Gods in Alabama and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

Backseat Saints

Release: June 8, 2010

About the Book:
Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.
So what are you waiting on this week?


Mary said...

Great pick, Crystal! I'm a big fan of Joshilyn Jackson - loved Gods in Alabama.

Jill said...

I had no idea she had a new one coming out! I have loved her previous novels. Thanks so much for putting this one on my radar!!

Nina said...

For sure i am going to put this on my too long tbr list. This one not only looks great, but sounds very nice. I just really adore the cover.

Here's mine:

Lisa said...

This is definitely going on my list! Great pick!

Missy said...

I'm adding this one! I have not read any of Joshilyn Jackson's books yet - but I do have Gods in Alabama on my shelf to be read. This one sounds wonderful as well. Thanks for the heads up!!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Joshilyn Jackson is new to me.Wow, lots of praise here, looks like I'm missing out! Thanks for putting this on my radar :)

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