In Anticipation of 2011 Releases

Since the holiday season is here and January is not far away, I decided to share which books I am most looking forward to in the new year. There will be so many fabulous releases next year, but the following books really caught my eye. Some have descriptions and some do not yet. I can't wait for these books because of the author, the description, or both. Which books are you looking forward to next year? Are your choices the same as mine? I would love to hear from you. :)  Nancy

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Release date: January 20, 2011
There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.

I Love the 80s by Megan Crane 
Release date: March 17, 2011
Jenna Jenkins has always loved 80s pop legend Tommy Seer, and in her heart she knows that they were meant to be together - despite the fact that he died when she was 12. For a while it looked like her fiancé Adam might take his place in her heart, but when he dumps her for a 23 year old, Jenna resigns herself to a life of yearning for the man she can never have. When a freak accident sends her back to 1987 and into Tommy’s world, Jenna realizes she might have a chance after all. Unfortunately, fashion crimes are at an all time high: everyone has big shoulder pads and even bigger hair. More upsetting than the lack of Starbucks and mobiles is that Tommy does not recognize Jenna as his soul mate. Even worse, Jenna knows that in just a few weeks Tommy is going die in a terrible accident. At least, everyone will assume it’s an accident. But was it really? Can Jenna save Tommy from his fate? Can she survive the horrors of 1987—for the second time around? And is Tommy Seer really the guy for her after all?

Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne

Release date: March 22, 2011 
Hester Browne's witty new stand-alone novel of sisterly love and romantic hijinks is set at a Reeling Ball in the Scottish countryside. Review: "Swept Off Her Feet is a delight! If you're looking for a modern day fairy tale with the perfect edge of acerbic Brit wit, you'll be swept off your feet by Hester Browne!" -Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author. 

The First Husband by Laura Dave
Release date: May 2011

Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook
Release date: June 7, 2011
Sandy Sullivan is a professional home stager in the Boston suburbs, so getting rid of her own house, remaking it for the market, and downsizing should be a breeze. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems, with her husband Greg dragging his feet and their son Luke moving back home to inhabit the basement "bat cave." Sandy reads them the riot act and takes a job staging a boutique hotel in Atlanta recently acquired by her best friend’s boyfriend. The good news is that she can spend time with her recently married daughter Shannon. The bad news is that Shannon soon receives a promotion and heads back to Boston for training, leaving Sandy and her Southern son-in-law Chance as reluctant roommates. And if that's not complicated enough, she suspects her best friend's boyfriend may be seeing another woman on the side. Sandy quickly finds her hands full fixing up houses — and her life — in a story guaranteed to delight and entertain Claire Cook fans everywhere.

A Pug’s Tale by Alison Pace
Release date: June 7, 2011

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Release date: July 12, 2011

A Summer in Europe by Marilyn Brant
Release date: November 29, 2011
A modern story along the lines of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View about a young woman's journey of self-discovery as she travels across Europe with her adventurous aunt's sudoku-and-mahjong club. Many wild (and a few romantic) experiences await!