Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Publication date: April 26, 2011 


Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end. Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.

I thought 13 Little Blue Envelopes was fantastic so I was excited to find out there is a sequel. I can't wait to follow Ginny's adventures this time around too.

The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff
Publication date: July 5, 2011


Grace Lyndon is a rising ingenue in the world of perfumes and flavors; a stiletto-wearing, work-a-holic in Atlanta, she develops aromas and tastes to enthrall the senses. Dylan Jackson is a widowed single father whose heart and hands have been calloused in the fields of his North Georgia apple farm. When Grace happens to taste an apple picked from Dylan’s trees, it changes both their lives forever. Determined to track down the apple’s origin, Grace sets off in the middle of the night where she finds not only a beautiful mountain orchard in the clouds, but the mysterious man who owns it. In Stepakoff’s heartbreaking eloquence, their sudden yet undeniable attraction is threatened—leaving readers with a momentous finale that proves Jeffrey Stepakoff is a master craftsman of the heart.

I loved Jeffrey Stepakoff's previous novel, Fireworks Over Toccoa, and I can't wait to read this one. If you are a fan of Nicholas Sparks or Southern romance, you should give Jeffrey Stepakoff's books a try.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great picks! I have The Last Blue Envelope on my list to read, but I've not heard of the The Orchard. I will have to check it out!

  2. I have Fireworks over Toccoa on my bookshelf. I have been meaning to read that one and I'll have to add The Orchard to my list. My students really enjoyed 13 Little Blue Envelopes, so I will have to check that one out as well--didn't even know it had a sequel. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Great choices! I need to read the first two blue envelope books! Hope you will stop by and visit.

  4. Love Maureen's books! I can't wait to see how this one is, :)

    My WOW pick(s)

  5. I've been wondering if I should try the Blue Envelopes series :)

  6. Oooh I have The Last Little Blue Envelope on my tbr pile from netgalley. I loved the first one so I am sure I'll love this one too.

  7. I've heard great things about Maureen's books. I'll have to add this to my list of books to check out. Great picks! New follower.

    My WoW!

  8. The Orchard sounds adorable! Good pick! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

    My WOW

  9. I've heard so many great things about the Little Blue Envelopes series---I'll have to try it out sometime!


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