Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Boardwalk Summer

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger
Pub. Date: June 19, 2018

Goodreads says, "In this new novel from the author of The Dressmaker’s Dowry, two young women two generations apart discover the joy and heartbreak of following their dreams. Aspiring Hollywood actress Violet makes a shocking choice in 1940, and seventy years later, Mari sets out to discover what happened on that long ago summer. Santa Cruz, Summer 1940: When auburn-haired Violet Harcourt is crowned Miss California on the boardwalk of her hometown, she knows she is one step closer to her cherished dream: a Hollywood screen test. But Violet’s victory comes with a price—discord in her seemingly perfect marriage—and she grapples with how much more she is willing to pay. Summer 2007: Single mother Marisol Cruz lives with her parents in the charming beach cottage that belonged to her grandfather, Ricardo, once a famed performer on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Drawn to the town’s local history and the quaint gazebo where her grandparents danced beneath the stars, Mari sells raffle tickets at the Beach Boardwalk Centennial Celebration, and meets Jason, a California transplant from Chicago. When Mari discovers the obituary of Violet Harcourt, a beauty queen who died too young, she and Jason are sent on a journey together that will uncover her grandfather’s lifelong secret—his connection to Violet—a story of tragedy and courage that will forever transform them."

This cover alone had me adding this book to my TBR....a beach bag must! What do you guys think?


  1. This has so many elements I love - a dual timeline, beachy feel, 1940s Hollywood glamour - definitely adding this one to my TBR!!

  2. It is a great cover! But I have to admit, I'm getting a little tired of books with dual timelines. :)

    1. Yes, if done well the dual timelines work, but it is a device used too often...I agree. Hopefully this book won't disappoint. Thanks for visiting, Lark!


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