Rummanah Aasi
I didn't anticipate doing another WOW post this week but there so many great books coming out this summer and fall that I'm very excited about. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! This week I am waiting for the release of two books, one adult and one YA: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld and Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Publish date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins

I found this book while attending a library webinar and after reading its description I knew I had to read it. 

“Where are you, Madison Culver? Flying with the angels, a silver speck on a wing? Are you dreaming, buried under snow? Or—is it possible—you are still alive?”

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old by now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as “the Child Finder,” Naomi is their last hope.

Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too.

As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

Told in the alternating voices of Naomi and a deeply imaginative girl, The Child Finder is a breathtaking, exquisitely rendered literary page-turner about redemption, the line between reality and memories and dreams, and the human capacity to survive.

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Publish Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers

 I really enjoyed Cath Crowley's Graffiti Moon and would love to read more from her. Judging by the book's premise with letters and a second chance romance I think I will also really this book too. 

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
4 Responses
  1. Oh gosh. Cath Crowley. I havent' read her since Grafitti Moon. I will definitley be on the lookout for her new book. I got an ARC of Ebenezer Creek thanks to you.

  2. I know! I keep finding books too. Oh these look good. Hope you get them!

  3. I was confused about Words in Deep Blue not already being out since I've seen reviews for it but realized it's because it's being released in North America a year later. I liked Graffiti Moon too so I'll probably end up giving this a try at some point.

  4. Kindlemom Says:

    These both look like they will be good, I hope you end up liking them both!

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