Google+ The Introverted Reader: Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

She-Rain Title:  She-Rain
Author:  Michael Cogdill
Publication Date:  March 31, 2010
Synopsis from GoodReads:
In the early 20th Century, a pair of North Carolina mountain children sow the seed of a love that becomes their only solace in the world. They grow it off the steep ground of poverty, ignorance and violence so hard, it can kill hope long before claiming life.

Bloodshed finally sends Frank Locke on the run, deep into wilderness, abandoning his extraordinary love, Mary Lizbeth. When a whitewater river washes this desperate boy into the hands of Sophia, he discovers a luminous young woman steeped in mystery, trapped in a tragically brilliant life. Far ahead of her time. Secreted from the world. As she awakens Frank’s mind, their souls rise to meet in a love that binds three people for a lifetime.

This love triangle forms a beauty no one sees coming. From the wilds of Appalachia, crossing nearly a century, it runs deep into a lush American fortune, and lives in letters of adoration and hope of the least expected.

In a rhapsody of Southern voices, mingling hilarity and sorrow, She-Rain speaks of lives soaring beyond heartbreak, fundamentalism and self-destruction. Two women in love with one man ultimately prove the power of human hearts to answer high callings. They teach us all how to heal -- and thrive -- gracefully longing to the very end.

This is written by one of my local news anchors, of all people!  I love books set in the southern Appalachian mountains and I'm curious to see how Michael Cogdill writes.  Plus, he just seems like a nice guy, so I thought I'd help spread the word about his book a little bit.  :-)  And isn't that cover just gorgeous?  You can enter to win a copy on Good Reads. 

What are you waiting on this week? 

Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
 

Jennifer G.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! That's what I thought as I read this. And the cover...and title...tantalizing.

    Mine is here:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like it could be really good!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A new anchor? Really. Well he makes it sound fascinating. Good Choice.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How cool that your local anchorman wrote it! And I also love books set in Appalachia--it creates such a beautiful/sad atmosphere!

    My WoW pick is over at bookwanderer.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Okay, I'm hooked...this one's going on my list. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This sounds great. Thanks

    Here is my pick:

    http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now, this looks appealing. I have to say blurb and cover are very interesting. Here'sMine.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just finished reading this, and will be posting my review soon as well as a guest author posting :)

    Great choice for a wish list!
    Tweezle from Just One More Paragraph

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice selection. I actually have an ARC of this at home and will be reading it in a couple weeks. How cool that he's your news anchor! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like an interesting book. I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooh! I'm definitely interested in this one....sounds great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. hey your blog looks awesome!!! and that book....it reminds me of cold mountain...not the storyline, just the setting, the haunting appalachian mountains - great pick by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm glad so many of you think it sounds good! I'm a little envious of those of you who have ARCs. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm looking forward to this one too. Btw, I think FSB is promoting this one. Maybe you should check it out, they may send you the ARC.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Here's the link - http://www.fsbmedia.com/books.php

    They still have it. Give it a try. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aths, thanks for the link! I had actually just found it, and they're supposed to be sending it to me. Yay!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! Have a great day!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails