Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

The Baker’s Daughter
by Sarah McCoy
Crown Publishing Group Hardcover
ISBN 9780307460202
304 pages
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

In 1945, Elsie Schmidt was a naïve teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she was for her first kiss. But in the waning days of the Nazi empire, with food scarce and fears of sedition mounting, even the private yearnings of teenage girls were subject to suspicion and suppression. Elsie’s courtship by Josef Hub, a rising star in the Army of the Third Reich, has insulated her and her family from the terror and desperation overtaking her country. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep in the dead of night on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door puts all she loves in danger. 

Sixty years later, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine. Reba is a rolling stone, perpetually on the run from memories of a turbulent childhood, but she’s been in El Paso long enough to get a full-time job and a full-time fiancé, Riki Chavez. Riki, an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol, finds comfort in strict rules and regulations, whereas Reba knows that in every good story, lines will be blurred. 

Reba's latest assignment has brought her to the shop of an elderly baker across town. The interview should take a few hours at most, but the owner of Elsie's German Bakery is no easy subject. Elsie keeps turning the tables on Reba, and Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story. For Elsie, Reba's questions have been a stinging reminder of darker times: her life in Germany during that last bleak year of WWII. And as Elsie, Reba, and Riki's lives become more intertwined, all are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive. 
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Why I am waiting....
I was attracted to the title first, and after reading the synopsis, this sounds like a good story! 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!


  1. Interesting. I've never heard of this book. Good choice. Come visit me as well.

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  2. What a intriguing concept. What happened in the past and how it effects the future leaves a lot of room for a good story.

  3. Oh, I love books set in this time period...and the idea of joining the character sixty years later really captured my interest.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I LOVE this type of story, but I don't find it often enough - at least not one that I just love. This sounds really promising, so I'll have to add it to my wishlist!

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  5. This does sound good! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. this sounds like it could be really interesting! thanks fo sharing!

  7. This sounds intriguing! Never heard of it before!

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  8. I think everyone should read about the holocaust and this sounds really good. Here's my Post

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This isn't something I would pick up on my own, but it sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

  10. I've never heard of this before! But I love the time period its set in(:

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  11. I've gotten to know her through Twitter...really looking forward to this one!