Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Set on a Scottish farm in the spring of 1945, Wait for Me begins as Paul, a severely burned German prisoner-of-war, is sent to the farm to work. Lorna, the farmer’s teenage daughter, soon discovers that in wartime, your family and your allies might not actually be your friends, and your enemy might turn out to be the love of your life. Lorna’s friendship with Paul, and their developing love for each other, is challenged by Lorna’s own prejudices and by the intolerance of her soldier brother and her friends in the village. Ultimately, the events which bring peace to Europe will tear Lorna and Paul apart. What will Lorna have to give up in order to find Paul again?
My heart is already feeling fluttery after reading the synopsis. 2016 has been a good year for historical fiction and I am so excited to see that 2017 will be keeping the momentum going. I’m a sucker for a good World War story; they always provoke an emotional reaction from me. I love this forbidden love angle we’ll be exploring between Paul and Lorna and I am very interested in seeing how society and their prejudices affect our characters and their relationship. I am also hoping to see some interesting family dynamics with Lorna and her soldier brother. Basically I need this book to magically appear in my hands this very instant.
What’s your most anticipated book?