Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

   This week I am waiting for:
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

sometimes ya just need a good 'who dunit' and Heather has become one of my favorites

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 24th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA

In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences...

Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity;the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for.

Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends' couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another.

A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.

What are you waiting for?


  1. I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy of this one at BEA, which I hope to start soon. It's definitely on my summer reading list.

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  2. This is such a pretty cover! Sounds like it could be a difficult read though. I'll have to save it for when I'm in the mood for something intense.