Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore

"Waiting On Wednesday"(WOW) is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine that 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.

I joined Amazon’s audio book site, Audible almost a year ago to take advantage of its fabulous and widespread selection of audio books. They always seem to get the latest and greatest and with an offer to every member of one free audio book credit a month, it makes the monthly fee of $7.49 seem like peanuts; but because there is only the one free audio credit, I try to make my choices really special by either downloading audio books I cannot get at my library or those that I absolutely cannot wait a second longer to hear!

The first book I downloaded from Audible was by an infamous politician’s daughter, Kristin Gore. The title of her book, Sammy’s Hill, the first in a two-book series, made me unsure of whether or not I would like the flavor of chick lit that she was writing, not being one who considers myself to be politically oriented in any sense of the word.  Of course, this assumption was based purely on unfounded (and uneducated) judgments (i.e. Don’t judge a book by its cover (or its title!)). To my unexpected but pleasant surprise, Kristin Gore took the advice given to so many writers, “to write what you know” and she created a unique and hilarious chick lit adventure led by heroine, Samantha (Sammy) Joyce that was just as fabulous, if not more, than any other. One of the things I quickly came to love about Kristin Gore was her talent to create such deep and multifaceted characters with depth. Since her first two novels, the last one published in 2007, I have been eagerly awaiting another novel from Kristin Gore and much to my surprise, 2011 is the year I no longer have to wait!!

Coming soon to a book store near you, Sweet Jiminy, will be Kristin Gore’s third release. From the reviews and synopses I read, it sounds like this book may be less of a chick lit and more of a fiction and literature mystery. Nonetheless, with Kristin Gore on as the writer, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed and I can’t wait!!!

April 26, 2011 Hyperion publishers presents…
Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Jiminy Davis abruptly quits law school and flees Chicago for her Grandmother Willa's farm in rural Mississippi. In search of peace and quiet, Jiminy instead stumbles upon more trouble and turmoil than she could have imagined.

She is shocked to discover that there was once another Jiminy the daughter of her grandmother's longtime housekeeper, Lyn who was murdered along with Lyn's husband four decades earlier in a civil rights era hate crime. With the help of Lyn's nephew, Bo, Jiminy sets out to solve the cold case, to the dismay of those who would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.

Beautifully written, and with a sure grip on the tensions and social mores of small towns in the South, Sweet Jiminy will captivate its readers, and fans of Kristin Gore's earlier novels will be intrigued and compelled by this new direction for her fiction.

To learn more about Kristin Gore’s first two novels, Sammy’s Hill and Sammy’s House, see my reviews on Goodreads
For Sammy’s Hill (Sammy Joyce #1)

Sammy’s House (Sammy Joyce #2)
or visit my audio book page at the Chicklit Club

So that's what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday at Lip Gloss and Literature!! What are you Waiting On this Week?? Thanks for sharing.


  1. Gore seems like a great writer. I'll have to pick up one of her books!

  2. She is one of the few writers who actually had me laughing out loud. Definitely check her out and let me know what you think if you do get a chance to read one of her books:)

  3. Like you, I would have assumed that Gore would write something politically oriented :)

    Hope you enjoy this one as much as her first two!

  4. Thanks for the book recommendation!

  5. I am still waiting to hear if I will get a chance at at review copy of Sweet Jiminy - fingers crossed!! But if you haven't read her first two books, about heroine Sammy Joyce, definitely go pick them up - I saw one of them in hardcover at Borders for $3.99 (that's before the 25% discount they have on ALL books, too:))