Waiting on Wednesday is a topic hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about books that they are looking forward to being published in the near future 🙂
In Wild Swans, Ivy has spent her life inventing outrageous stories about the women in her family, specifically her mother who she hasn’t seen since childhood. According to Ivy’s grandfather, the Mildbourn women are known for their tragically short but utterly amazing lives. While all Ivy wants to do is ignore this legacy and enjoy the summer of her senior year, all plans and expectations are sidetracked when Ivy’s mother returns in an unexpected way. When her mother returns with two more young daughters in tow, Ivy is further heartbroken by her mother’s abandonment. Ivy now spends the summer replacing the adventurous mother she’s imagined, with the actual woman who has finally come home.
I am very excited about this book describing the realities of growing up and leaving childhood behind in order to face harsh reality. This has lots of potential to pull at some heartstrings and I can’t wait!
Wild Swans comes out May 1st, 2016, and is published by Sourcebooks Fire.