Waiting on Wednesday: Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D'Alessandro

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine. It highlights books we just can't wait to get our greedy, book-loving hands on.

I am a huge (Huge!) fan of Jacquie D's historicals. I just love her writing. Even when the plot doesn't quite work for me. She plays with language in a way that makes me smile.

This is her first full length contemporary (she's written a few shorter books for the Harlequin categories). I can't wait to see if her humor and wordsmith abilities transfer to the new genre. This comes out quite soon, but I just found out about it. I can't wait!!

Summer at Seaside Cove
Pub Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Berkley
Length: 368 pages

The Blurb:
After Janie Newman's half sister Laurel steals her boyfriend, Jamie leaves New York and the humiliation behind for the island of Seaside Cove, North Carolina. But the cozy cottage she booked turns out to be a rundown bungalow. And she's not alone. Her drama-prone mother, angst- ridden niece and newly dumped Laurel all follow her down. With a cottage this crowded, will she ever have a chance at finding love again?


  1. I've been seeing a lot of WoW's that are going to be published on May 3rd. Anyway, never heard of this book until now. The blurb sounds interesting though. Thanks for sharing!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  2. This sounds interesting. I've only read a short story (in the anthology A Harlequin Christmas Carol) by Jacquie D. I enjoyed it a lot, so I might pick up this book too.

  3. i didn't know jacquie is writing a full-length contemporary. i enjoy her historicals too. awesome!

    Please stop by my WoW this week.


  4. @Chel,

    Really? Huh. I normally go a few months out, but I just found out about this one and had to share the news.


    Jacquie D. is one of those midlist authors that doesn't get a lot of press. I love her writing so much though. One of my favorites is Who Will Take This Man? She's similar in heat and tone to Julia Quinn, but I think her writing is a million times better.


    I'm so excited! I know she's written novellas and categories in contemporary, but I can't wait to see how this one turns out.