I can’t wait for For… As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner (Can’t-Wait Wednesday)

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we are excited about that we have yet to read. The book I can’t wait to read is this week is:

As Bright as Heaven

In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters–Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa–a chance at a better life.

But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without–and what they are willing to do about it.

This is my in person book club pick for December! I can’t wait to start reading it this week!!

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For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt

For Better

Till death do us part

When they fell in love back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke joked that they were so brilliant, together they could plan the perfect murder. After fifteen rocky years of marriage, they had better hope they’re right.

Their young son Charlie’s principal is accused of molesting a troubled student. It’s a horrifying situation—and the poison spreads rapidly. One night before bed, Jacob tells Natalie he is a victim, too. In that moment, her concept of justice changes forever. Natalie decides the predator must die.

To shelter Charlie from the trauma of a trial, Natalie concocts an elaborate murder plot and Will becomes her unwilling partner. The Clarkes are about to find out what happens when your life partner becomes your accomplice—and your alibi.

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This novel is filled with what ifs. What if your son was the victim of a predator? What if you could get revenge? What if you could get away with murder? Would you do it and take the law into your own hands?

I loved the concept of this novel. Could you and your spouse pull off the perfect murder? This had everything in place to be a perfect novel. However, it feel short with the characters.

Will and Natalie were not likable at all. Natalie was a know it all and wanted to keep up with a perfect image. If something didn’t fit into her life, she would sweep it aside and pretend that nothing was happening. Will was the opposite of Natalie. He doesn’t have a backbone and was falling apart when something didn’t go right.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. If the blurb sounds interesting to you, pick it up! Once I started reading it, I just had to finish it even unlikeable characters and all!

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Thank you to Netgallery and HARLEQUIN – MIRA for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I can’t wait for For… Better and Worse by Margot Hunt (Can’t-Wait Wednesday)

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we are excited about that we have yet to read. The book I can’t wait to read is this week is:

For Better

Till death do us part

When they fell in love back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke joked that they were so brilliant, together they could plan the perfect murder. After fifteen rocky years of marriage, they had better hope they’re right.

Their young son Jacob’s principal is accused of molesting a troubled student. It’s a horrifying situation—and the poison spreads rapidly. One night before bed, Jacob tells Natalie he is a victim, too. In that moment, her concept of justice changes forever. Natalie decides the predator must die.

To shelter Jacob from the trauma of a trial, Natalie concocts an elaborate murder plot and Will becomes her unwilling partner. The Clarkes are about to find out what happens when your life partner becomes your accomplice—and your alibi.

What novel are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments below!

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