Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine to highlight the upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.
This week, the book I’m desperatly waiting on is from one of my most favourite authors, Lisa Jewell. After The Party is a sequel to Lisa’s first book, Ralph’s Party, first published in 1999! It’s due for release on the 15th April 2010
It’s eleven years since Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary first got together. They thought it would be for ever, that they’d found their happy ending. As everyone agreed, they were the perfect couple. Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple any more. But through it all Jem and Ralph still loved each other, of course they did. Now the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. And in the chaos of family life, Ralph feels more and more as if he’s standing on the sidelines, and Jem that she’s losing herself. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become momentarily distracted – but maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after …A warm and involving novel that will restore your faith in life, love and the power of starting over, “After the Party” is Lisa Jewell at her unforgettable best.
I’m really looking forward to this, it’s been a few years since I read Ralph’s Party so will have to have a quick re-read first. If you’ve never read anything by Lisa Jewell I highly recommend you do (don’t let the rather wishy washy cover put you off! I’m not overly enamoured with it at all). In my opinion she is right up there with Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella. There isn’t one of her books I haven’t adored, but my personal favourites are One hit Wonder and The Truth about Melody Browne, although it is difficult for me to call!