Wednesday, May 19, 2010

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Other Mothers' Club

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Other Mothers' Club by Samantha Baker

from the original (British) publisher:
Eve has never imagined herself as a stepmother. But when she falls in love with Ian, he comes with a ready-made family of three children. And, to make matters worse, the ghost of his glamorous and well known wife haunts them.
Clare, a teacher and single mother, is Eve's best friend. She is the only person Eve can talk to about how on earth a journalist in her thirties can win round three wary children. But despite Clare's years of practice with her own teenage daughter, it's Lily, her younger sister, who provides the truly sympathetic ear.
Mel is sent along to Eve's so-called 'support group' by a colleague. With a fledgling relationship and a new business to get off the ground, she has a very different set of pressures to the other women.
And Mandy is the stay-at-home mum, who wants more than anything to stitch together a happy family life for herself, her kids and her new step-kids.

As a cup of coffee becomes a bottle of wine, and the get-togethers become a regular fixture, conversations about new families evolve into ones about relationships, life and each woman's deepest hopes and dreams. But the friendship is tested and feelings about lovers, husbands and step-children challenged when the five women are forced to confront new futures as well as unwelcome figures from the past.

This is being published in the U.S. by HarperCollins (Avon A) 6/22/10

PS. Isn't Samantha Baker the name of Molly Ringwald's character in Sixteen Candles?


Jill said...

Oh, I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds like it's right up my alley!! On the list it goes...

And, that's exactly what I thought when I saw the author's name! :)

Alayne said...

Aww this sounds really cute! Great pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Carina said...

That looks cute!

Booksnyc said...

Doesn't this sound great? I have a weakness for these books set in England!