Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.
Title: Letters from My Sister
Author: Valerie Fraser Luesse
Genre: Southern Fiction
Publication Date: August 15, 2023
At the turn of the twentieth century, sisters Emmy and Callie Bullock are living a privileged life as the only daughters of a wealthy Alabama cotton farmer when their well-ordered household gets turned upside down by the arrival of Lily McGee. Arrestingly beautiful, Lily quickly–and innocently–draws the wrong kind of attention. Meanwhile, Callie meets a man who offers her the freedom to abandon social constraints and discover her truest self.
After Lily has a baby, Callie witnesses something she was never meant to see–or did she? Her memory is a haze, just an image in her mind of Emmy standing on a darkened riverbank and cradling Lily’s missing baby girl. Only when the sisters are separated does the truth slowly come to light through their letters–including a revelation that will shape the rest of Callie’s life.
Bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse weaves a complex and suspenseful tale dripping with intrigue, romance, and Southern charm.
I loved Valerie Fraser Luesse’s Under the Bayou Moon (see my review of that book here). So it just tickled me to no end to see that she’s got another book coming out! Luesse writes wonderfully descriptive novels in Southern settings. And as I am a Southern girl born and raised, her books just speak to me. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
What book are you eagerly anticipating this week? Leave me a comment!