Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) #8.

How I Came to Sparkle Again by Kaya McLaren.
This is my 8th Waiting on Wednesday (WoW), 
therefore my #WoW may not correlate with the linked post.
This meme is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the spine.

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (2 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250013879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250013873.

Set in a Colorado ski town, this remarkable breakout novel chronicles three people and their journey from loss to love; heartbreak to hope 
Jill Anthony spent her young adulthood in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado.  But more than a decade has passed since she left when, only weeks after a very late miscarriage, she finds her husband in bed with another woman, she flees Austin, Texas for the town she knows:  Sparkle.  
Lisa Carlucci wakes up one morning after another night of meaningless sex, looks in the mirror and realizes that she no longer wants to treat her body like a Holiday Inn. She’s going to hold out for love.  The only problem is, love might come in the form of her ski bum best friend, who lives next door with his ski bum friends in a trailer known as “the Kennel.”  
Cassie Jones, at age ten, has lost her mother to cancer and no longer believes in anything anymore.  She knows her father is desperately worried about her, and she constantly looks for messages from her deceased mother through the heart-shaped rocks they once collected in the streams and hills of Sparkle. 
Three people at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing.  Three lives that will be changed one winter in Sparkle.  One tender, funny, tear-jerking novel you won’t soon forget. 

I cannot wait to read this book! If comes out a day before my birthday, so i might ask for it as a pressie :)    Even though this is a story about heartbreak, healing and therefore a tear-jerker- (must remember to have tissues at the ready), I am interested in reading this.  What interests me the most is how heartbreak can be overcome and that the human body and spirirt can be healed in ways, it is about survivial, rather than physical these are more emotional.  I have a feeling that there will be a feel good factor in this book, which makes you smile and feel warm and tingly inside.  This will be more so if you become attached to any of the characters; with 3 of them and very different stories, i think there will be at least 1 character where this occurs.  I love the title about 'sparkling' again, and the link with the place name, snow-how it can be likened to 'sparkle'. The hand held out with the glove-multi-coloured, which is a lovely contract to the cold blue colour, the image alone makes you think of cold and snow.  I hope the actual cover has the snowflakes as a shiny, glittery or sparkly effect to add to the name and make the cover 'sparkle' more. I honestly think this will be a lovely read, even if difficult in places.

What is everyone else waiting for with their 'WoW' this week?


  1. I heard about this one on Goodreads - they were having a giveaway, and I thought it sounded good. Nice pick!

    My WoW

    1. Thank you, oh i missed that on goodreads giveaways. I always forget to enter those. I can't wait to read this book x I will check out your WoW :) x

  2. I want this book too!! Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Check out my WOW -

    1. It looks fab doesn't it.
      I will check out your WoW x


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