Waiting on Wednesday: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland 

Expected Release Date: May 7, 2013

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. 

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

(summary via Goodreads)

This looks like the kind of summer read I’m always in search of.  Truth be told, I’m still looking for a summer book to move me like Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer did.  So far, I haven’t been so moved.  But I’m hopeful.  This looks like the kind of perfect mix of family/hard stuff/romance that I so love in a YA novel.  Here’s hoping this is done well.  I can’t wait to settle down with this one.

What are you waiting on this week?

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