Waiting on Wednesday: The House We Grew Up In

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  The event spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week, I am excited about the release of:

The House We Grew Up In
By Lisa Jewell
Release Date: August 12, 2014
400 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

From GoodReads:

Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children's lives.

Then one Easter weekend, tragedy comes to call. The event is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass as the children become adults, find new relationships, and develop their own separate lives. Soon it seems as though they've never been a family at all. But then something happens that calls them back to the house they grew up in -- and to what really happened that Easter weekend so many years ago.

Told in gorgeous, insightful prose that delves deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We Grew Up In is the captivating story of one family's desire to restore long-forgotten peace and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

I've had this one on my to read list for awhile now!  Looks like a great one!

What book(s) are you looking forward to this week?

Happy Reading!


  1. I love this cover! I feel like it gives a huge hint to what the books about. Great pick!

    Here's our WoW

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  2. Oh, this sounds so good! I've seen it around but hadn't taken the time to really read what it was about. I love the descriptive blurb about the family. Enjoy!

  3. Wow, this sounds really good and I love that cover! I will be interested in your thoughts - if you enjoy it, I may have to give it a try! Great pick!


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