Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

"Waiting On Wednesday"(WOW) is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine spotlights upcoming releases eagerly anticipated. This is my first week joining the 100 plus book bloggers who participate in the weekly meme and I am very excited to be a part of it. I hope to hear from you and your own WOW so that I can add some more books to my TBR shelf

For my first week participating in this meme, I am featuring a novel I truly cannot wait for: Sarah Pekkanen’s Skipping a Beat which will be out for release on Tuesday, February 22nd. Belated Valentine’s Day gift, anyone?? ! I just finished reading her debut novel, The Opposite of Me, and I can easily and assuredly say that she has quickly risen to the top of my favorite authors list. If you read chick lit or women’s fiction, Sarah Pekkanen is a very talented author you won’t wan to miss. Her characters, stories and writing are so involved and intricate that I found myself having to be reminded that I was reading fiction. When I can’t put a book down or am constantly thinking about the next few minutes I can steal away to read a book, I know I’m hooked!

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

What would you do if your husband suddenly wanted to rewrite the rules of your relationship?

Julia and Michael meet in high school in their small, poverty-stricken West Virginia hometown. Both products of
difficult childhoods -- Julia’s father is a compulsive gambler and Michael’s mother abandoned his family when he was
a young boy – they find a sense of safety and mutual understanding in each other. Shortly after graduation they flee West Virginia to start afresh. Now thirty-somethings, they are living a rarified life in their multi-million-dollar, Washington D.C. home. From the outside it all looks perfect – Julia has become a highly sought-after party planner, while Michael has launched a wildly successful flavored water company that he sold for $70 million.
But one day Michael stands up at the head of the table in his company's boardroom -- then silently crashes to the floor. More than four minutes later, a portable defibrillator manages to jump-start his heart. Yet what happened to Michael during those lost minutes forever changes him. Money is meaningless to him now - and he wants to give it all away to charity. A prenuptial agreement that Julia insisted upon back when Michael's company was still struggling means she
has no claim to his fortune, and now she must decide: should she walk away from the man she once adored, but who
truthfully became a stranger to her long before his near-death experience - or should she give in to her husband's pleas for a second chance and a promise of a poorer but happier life?

The above synopsis was found on Goodreads via the Paperback edition.*

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen will be released February 22, 2011

Visit her web site for more information on Sarah Pekkanen or any of her books.

*There is a giveaway for 5 copies of Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen being offered by Simon and Schuster on Goodreads through February 18, 2011. I just entered. Check it out!


  1. I'm excited you're a part of WoW, too! And I'm waiting on this one, as well!

  2. Thanks so much for starting it! What a great meme. Look forward to adding more and more new releases to my TBR list.

  3. That does sound really good. I hope she stays with him.