I’m cheating a little for this week’s Waiting On Wednesday . . . because this book was just released yesterday, July 21! But it sounds too good not to mention, and I figure that I’m still waiting for it. Right?
This week’s honors go to Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl! Here’s Amazon’s synopsis:
Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.
Sadie, however, could care less.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
While I have to admit to not being so crazy about Kinsella’s Remember Me?, which I read last year, there’s no denying her universal appeal and strong draw for readers of women’s fiction — myself included. I read the first of the Shopaholic books years ago and have several of her other titles in my TBR stack. Twenties Girl sounds really fun, and I love the idea of the heroine’s aunt coming back to impart some time-tested wisdom. Who couldn’t use a little bit of that? Throw in some laughs and a little romance and I’ll be off and running with it.
What are you waiting patiently — or impatiently — for this week? Read more responses over at Breaking The Spine!