Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (272)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



FROM GOODREADS: Michelle and Cliff Stage bought their isolated vacation cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with hopes of repairing their eighteen-year marriage. But when Cliff disappears one night searching for the source of a mysterious light in the woods, Michelle's life will change in unimaginable ways. After the sheriff's department fails to find him, Michelle scrambles down the same dark mountainside alone, the strange, beckoning light her only guide.

What she discovers is a cabin, identical to theirs, housing a life she barely recognizes--and a husband she hardly knows. Cliff is a changed man. Now caring and considerate, no longer a manipulative womanizer, he is also missing a finger. He claims that Cassie, their teenage daughter, is dead, killed in a car accident over a year ago. Michelle knows that's not possible--Cassie had phoned her from Atlanta only hours before. Even when shown Cassie's grave, Michelle refuses to accept she's gone.

Michelle wants her daughter and her life back, and the only clue to what has happened is a man named Pink. A real estate agent and the man who years earlier built Michelle and Cliff's cabin, Pink was rumored to have killed his wife and buried her on the property then vanished never to be seen again. But in Michelle's new reality, Pink and his wife still reside in town and Pink's smile-splashed billboards are everywhere. To get back to the world where her daughter exists, Michelle must unravel the mystery of Pink while questioning her very reality--and her sanity. Haunting, atmospheric, and deeply thought-provoking, The Cabin on Souder Hill questions the very nature of our existence and the choices we make to form it. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: This sounds just like the odd little read I always love to get my hands on.  I want to know about  this identical cabin and the man named Pink.  

CASSIUS'S PICK:


FROM GOODREADS: The holidays are swiftly approaching when the Goss family suddenly faces a life-or-death crisis. Setting their differences aside to come together to weather the storm is easier said than done, and the last thing the family needs right now is to add a little lost puppy into mix.

Sometimes, though, the most priceless holiday gifts are the unexpected. And the key to setting things right might just come in the smallest, scrappiest of packages.

A Dog’s Perfect Christmas is a poignant, uplifting Yuletide tale of family members, both two-legged and four-legged, and the ties that bind even when modern life seems determined to pull them apart. This charming tale will make you cry, make you laugh, and open your heart to the true meaning of the holiday season.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Last year I got the gift that keeps on giving.  I want to see what happens to the Goss family when the same thing happens to them.  Also, I usually don't wish time away but I'm all for speeding Christmas up if it means the world can get some sort of normalcy back (Look Apollo, I used a new word!)

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

34 comments:

  1. I have an ARC of The Cabin on Souder Hill and I'm super excited to read it as well!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. You're so lucky. I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  2. I got The Cabin on Souder Hill from NetGalley and I'm pretty excited! Great choices😁

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  3. The Cabin in Sounder Hill sounds like my kinda read! A Dog’s Perfect Christmas sounds like will be a wonderfully heartwarming read.

    My CWW

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    1. Of course since there's a dog in it I'm interested but I have to admit I have a soft spot for books like that around Christmas.

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  4. The Cabin on Souder Hill does sound pretty cool. :)

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    1. I think the cover is pretty awesome as well.

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  5. Woah. The Cabin sounds super intriguing. I'll put it on my list.

    Natflix&Book

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  6. The first one sounds nice and chilling and the second completely cozy. I hope you enjoy them both!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  7. The Cabin on Souder Hill sounds like a creepy story!

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  8. Oooh! The Cabin book sounds really interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. Isolated mountain cabin . . . Please! It really does sound like an interesting premise. I hope it is as good as it sounds! A Dog's Perfect Christmas sounds so good right now. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them, Barb. Stay well and safe.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you and all your loved ones are staying safe as well.

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  10. That first one does sound a bit odd and I like the sound of the second one! :)

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  11. These are on opposite ends of the spectrum, aren't they? Souder Hill is so damn creepy, while Cass' pick just made me smile -- and I agree, I'm ready for the rest of the year to speed by!

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    1. They are quite different but you know me, I read such a variety. I'm excited for both.

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  12. The Cabin on Shoulder Hill sounds like something I would like. I hope you enjoy both of these when you get the chance to read them, Barb!

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  13. The cabin book sounds maybe a bit too odd for me but I'll be interested to see what you think of it when you get to reading it!

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    1. It sounds pretty atmospheric which I do tend to love.

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  14. The first one sounds like it's full of creepy goodness and the second one just sounds like the perfect holiday read.

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    1. Yes, dogs and holidays go quite well together.

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  15. The Cabin on Souder Hill sounds great. I'll be looking out for your review in the future. I might read it for Halloween next year. 🎃

    Gee, Cass, I wish I got along better with Christmas themed books. The puppy will be the best character I bet! 🐶

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    1. It would make a GREAT Halloween read. I don't mind a Christmas book here and there but I can't deal with a whole bunch at one time. I have noticed I like them more the older I get.

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  16. Something about the word 'cabin' in a title just makes me want to read it.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I think cabin kind of always gives me an eerie vibe!

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  17. You had me from the picture! Ha

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