Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #26: Chasing Jupiter

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker
Zondervan-December 26, 2012

About the Book
Scarlett Blaine's life in 1960s Georgia isn't always easy, especially given her parents' financial struggles and the fights surrounding her sister Juli's hippie lifestyle. Then there's her brother, Cliff. While Scarlett loves him more than anything, there's no denying his unique behavior leaves Cliff misunderstood and left out. So when he wishes for a rocket to Jupiter, Scarlett agrees to make it happen, no matter how crazy the idea might be. Raising the rocket money means baking pies, and the farmer's son, Frank, is willing to provide the peaches if Scarlett can help him talk to Juli. The problem is, Scarlett has a crush on Frank, one that only increases. Just as she thinks things might be going her way, Cliff suffers an accident that not only affects the rocket plans, but shakes Scarlett's view of God. As the summer comes to an end, Scarlett must find a way to regain what she's lost, but also fulfill a promise to launch her brother's dream.

Why I Want It
I absolutely loved Rachel's first book Interrupted (my review) it was just a beautiful story and the emotions were superbly written. Chasing Jupiter sounds like it will also have a deeply emotional side and I'm looking forward to the journey this author will take me on this time! 

3 comments:

Alicia Coleman said...

Sounds intriguing!

Here's mine: aliciacoleman2.blogspot.com

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

lsmurphy.com said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

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