Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (317)


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: In this atmospheric, terrifying novel that draws strongly from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the author of Alice and The Girl in Red works her trademark magic, spinning an engaging and frightening new story from a classic tale.

Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt's grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking.

Twenty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play Sleepy Hollow boys, reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the sinister discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods? 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I've always been a HUGE fan of Sleepy Hollow tales so I can't wait to see Henry's take on this spooky classic.  And how great is that cover???


FROM GOODREADS: The Black Sheep Knitters are on the case when a club member's ex-boyfriend is accused of murder at the Plum Harbor Farmers and Crafts Market in the fourth installment of New York Times bestselling author Anne Canadeo's knitting-themed Black Sheep & Co. Mystery series.

Romantic entanglements and handcrafted murder tie the Black Sheep knitters in knots when the local farmers' market becomes a haven for a killer . . .

Phoebe Myers, Black Sheep Knitting Shop's assistant manager, finally comes out from behind the counter to sell her own creations--Socks by Phoebe--at the Plum Harbor Farmers' and Crafts Market, a lively, colorful venue that draws shoppers from miles around. But her excitement cools when she learns the previous tenant of her booth, farmer Jimmy Hooper, committed suicide. She's barely raised her Grand Opening banner when Hooper's death is upgraded to murder.

Phoebe worries that her stall is jinxed when things go from bad to worse. The last person she wants to see, her ex-boyfriend Harry "The Potter" McSweeney, appears in the stall across the aisle to sell his wares. The Black Sheep advise Phoebe to be strong and resist the handsome artist's spell. But romantic sparks and tempers explode in a very public scene--and a pile of broken pottery. Before Phoebe can get back to business, her stall is trashed, her Facebook page hacked, and another vendor is found dead.

The Black Sheep worry for Phoebe's safety, especially when Harry becomes the prime suspect in both crimes. Phoebe refuses to believe he's a killer and is determined to prove him innocent. Her friends are not convinced, but for Phoebe's sake--and her safety--the Black Sheep puts their wits together to catch the crafty marketplace killer who's hiding in plain sight . . .

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I don't think Mom has read ANY of this series but I'm featuring this one today strictly because of the cover.  See that look on that brown pup's face?  I look at Apollo that way...DAILY!



  1. I do love a book with a Sleepy Hollow connection! Horseman sounds good. The fact that Christina Henry wrote it is a bonus. :)

  2. I really need to read more from Christina Henry!

  3. Wow! The cover to the Horseman looks amazing!!!! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I share your excitement with anything Sleepy Hollow related. This one sounds incredible!

  5. I'm pretty psyched for Horseman!!!

  6. Super excited for a new Christina Henry (also I just noticed the moon glowing behind the tree/horse!) And I love the sound of the second book too. Harry "the Potter" McSweeney!!🤣

  7. Snow? Cass, snow? You're killing me. 😁

  8. I love Sleepy Hollow tales too. I am definitely interested in reading Horseman. Add to it that it is by Christina Henry . . . Love the cover of Strangers on a Skein. :-) I hope you enjoy both of these, Barb. Have a great weekend.

  9. Oh yessss! That book by Christina Henry sounds amazing. I love the cover as well!!