Wednesday 26 September 2012

Wishlist Wednesday...

I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper

The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added.

So what do you need to do to join in?

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.

Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.

Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.

Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.

Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.

My Wishlist Wednesday book


Before I Met You
Lisa Jewell

Before I Met You
Published by Century
19 July 2012

From Goodreads:

Having grown up on the quiet island of Guernsey, Betty Dean can't wait to start her new life in London. On a mission to find Clara Pickle - the mysterious beneficiary in her grandmother's will - she arrives in grungy, 1990s Soho, ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks...

In 1920s bohemian London, Arlette - Betty's grandmother - is starting her new life in a time of post-war change. Beautiful and charismatic, Arlette is soon drawn into the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People. But less than two years later, tragedy strikes and she flees back to Guernsey for the rest of her life.

As Betty searches for Clara, she is taken on a journey through Arlette's extraordinary time in London, uncovering a tale of love, loss and heartbreak. Will the secrets of Arlette's past help Betty on her path to happiness?

Why this one?

Well, I've always enjoyed Lisa Jewell's well written stories.
She seems to have developed her own style of writing which is very similar 
to another of my favourite authors- JoJo Moyes.
I enjoy well written dual time stories and this one sounds just the sort of book to curl up on the sofa
with - so onto the wishlist it goes !


  1. Interesting. I'm not a big fan of the genre but I might check it out :)

    My WW

    1. Hi Coffee Monster - Thanks for taking a look at my WW book - hope you give it a try :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. Added it to my TBR. Hope you get to read it soon.

    1. Hi Ciska - Thanks for taking a look at my WW book. Glad you liked it enough to add it to your tbr list :)

  3. Hadn't heard of this one before. It sounds great! I also really like stories with two parallel timelines -- will have to check it out!


    1. Hi Lisa - Thanks for stopping by to read my WW book. It does sound like a great read - hope you get to read it soon :)

  4. Sounds like the book is full of adventure! Nice pick. :) Check out my WW?

    Leigh | Little Book Star

    1. Hi litttlebookstar - thanks for stopping by - I'm off to check out your WW book :)


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