Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. It spotlights highly anticipated, upcoming releases.
This week I am waiting on Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard. Expected publication is July 5th.
Description from goodreads:
With her mama recently dead and her scoundrel pa sight unseen since birth, fourteen-year-old Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister–and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and to stay out of the state orphanage, Melia must come up with a father–and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing car into their drive, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she hold off the hounds till she turns sixteen?
There’s something about teenagers having to grow up so fast and even take care of their younger siblings that draws me into books. Of course the rest of the story has to be interesting too! And I think this book will be able to hold my attention.
Have you read any of Louis’ books? What book(s) are you waiting on this week?