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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Widow's House



Waiting on Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Although Jill is no longer hosting this event, I am continuing to post one soon to be released title each Wednesday that I can't wait to read.

I read one of Carol Goodman's books earlier this year, River Road.  I didn't love it, but liked it well enough.  When I saw that she had a new one coming out before long, I read the blurb and thought it sounded like a book I should definitely sample.  Crumbling estates, haunting figures...yep, that's for me.  This week, I'm waiting on:




Publication Date: March 7th

When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation—of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career.

They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration.

But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is—this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate—it seems to be after Clare next…

16 comments:

  1. You had me at 'Hudson River Valley'. Oh my, does that sound wonderful. :-)

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    1. I think it sounds spooky and definitely like a book I'd enjoy.

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  2. You lost me at "babies crying at night." Sounds too creepy for me!

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    1. Yes, it might be too spooky for you. As I recall, you don't spooky very well. Ha!

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  3. I just got this - it looks good.

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    1. I'm planning on reading it next. Will report back soon.

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  4. Yesterday was murders in Ireland and now you're talking about crumbling estates. I can't resist those! You have not been good for my TBR this week!

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    1. My aim in life is to increase your TBR! LOL

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  5. Goodman is hit or miss with me, but I love the sound of a crumbling estate and strange figures in the fog. :)

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    1. I've started this and so far, I'm really enjoying it. It takes place in the same area as RIVER ROAD.

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  6. The premise sounds wonderful and just like something I would enjoy. I've really liked a lot of Goodman's books but was a bit disappointed with River Road. I hope this one is more like her earlier books!

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    1. Well, RIVER ROAD was the first book of hers that I read, but I'm enjoying this so far. Set in the same area as RIVER ROAD.

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  7. I've read a few Carol Goodman books this year. My favorite is THE GHOST ORCHID. This new one definitely sounds like one I'd like. I hope we both enjoy it :)

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  8. I have this one on my list! I read another book by the author that I really loved. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm reading it now and am really caught up in the story. We'll see how it ends, but I'm enjoying the ride.

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