I just discovered this fun little gem a couple of days ago, but it immediately became something I wanted to participate in, if only occasionally.

What am I so excited about?

It's called "Waiting on Wednesday", hashtagged on Twitter as #WaitingOnWednesday - and it's become quite the thing. In fact, I'm really late in the game, because just about 360 people have already staked a claim in this fun and beneficial blog.

Here's how it works for those who haven't caught on yet: Think about a book you can't wait to read, one that still hasn't even been released yet. Easy, right? Blog about that book, tell what it's about, who wrote it, and why you're so stoked to read it!

The next thing you'll need to do is register with Mr. Linky ;) so your blog can be added to the list. Leave your Waiting on Wednesday blog link in the comments section at Breaking The Spine and then, of course, tweet your #WaitingonWednesday post!

I would also like to mention that there are obvious benefits to participating in this.

The first one is (duh!) we all share the good news about which books to keep our eyeballs peeled for; keeping up with this list means there are lots more people scanning for good reads!

The second benefit is meeting other bloggers, authors and other readers who share our passion for certain genres.

So let's give a shout of HOORAY to the wonderful Jill, [@breakingspine on twitter] for this cool party that she has invited the rest of us to!

So here we go: my very first WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

I can hardly believe it - and my daughter is going to sing out loud when she finds out - but Jody Hedlund is at it again, folks. This time around the title to keep a look-out for is Rebellious Heart, and it will become available September 15th, if you want to wait that long. Speaking for myself, though, I'm planning to pre-order 2 copies (one for myself and one for my daughter, of course!)

In case you haven't caught on yet, my daughter and I are huge Jody fans. She has written 4 other books (The Preacher's Bride, The Doctor's Lady, Unending Devotion & A Noble Groom) that are must-reads; Jody takes her readers into the story and I'm not kidding. Once you begin to read her work, you can't put the book down. Make sure when you begin one of her books, you have the rest of the day to yourself!

I'm going to copy and paste the information from Jody's blog so I don't mistype her new book's description. Sorry, Jody - hope you don't mind!



"In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she’s ever wanted, except one thing: an education.

Because she’s a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She’s determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Ben Ross grew up a farmer’s son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn’t see how he’ll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he’s drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna’s decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben’s growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice."