Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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


Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Release date: June 8, 2010


From bn.com:
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 utterlyriveting plot twists.

5 comments:

Tina's Blog said...

I have enjoyed Jackson's other books....I am adding this one to my list!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Powerful cover. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, my! This really looks like something I'd like. It's going on my ever-growing list!

My WOW:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

This sounds really good! And I really like the unique, funny title.

Melissa said...

I love Joshilyn Jackson and am adding this one to my WL!

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