Waiting on Wednesday: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Posted On 16 August 2016

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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Faithful by Alice Hoffman.  I love Alice Hoffman, she’s one of those authors that I just have to read her next book – and this is her next book!  Due out November this year so not too long to wait:

FaithfulFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithfulis the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.

Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel. (less)


20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Faithful by Alice Hoffman”

  1. Angela

    Great pick! I have this one on my TBR, too!

  2. Nikita @The utter and complete bookworm

    I’ve never heard of Alic Hoffman before! I’m going to check out her books. This one sounds good. I love the cover!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I love her books so I hope this one is good too.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like her work – you should try one of her earlier books such as Practical Magic or the River King.
      Lynn 😀

      • Nikita @The utter and complete bookworm

        Cool. I just wanted to tell u her book is available for request on netgalley!

      • @lynnsbooks

        thanks for letting me know 😀

      • Nikita @The utter and complete bookworm

        No problem

  3. Tammy

    I’m a huge Hoffman fan too, although I haven’t read her last book yet. Great choice, I’ll be waiting for this as well!

  4. Lekeisha The Booknerd

    I really loved Practical Magic, so I’m anxious to read her other books. Nice pick!
    My WoW

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m not sure if this one is going to have quite as magical a vibe – because I also love Practical Magic – I think this one might be a little bit more on the real with a touch of magic. I’m still longing to read it.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have no idea what this one will be like and it seems slightly different from some of her other works but I’m really looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    I love the blurb! Looking forward to your review on this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like Alice Hoffman so I’m hoping for this to be great!
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait to read it. I really like Alice Hoffman.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve never read Alice Hoffman, but I sure want to. I’ve been seeing a lot about this book, tons of people seem to be really excited about it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hadn’t heard much about it tbh but saw it on Netgalley so thought I’d make a request. I really like Alice Hoffman – she’s an author that I automatically want to read.
      Lynn 😀

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