Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer
Five teens backpack through Europe to fulfill the mysterious dying wish of their friend.
Jesse lives with his history professor dad in a house covered with postcards of images of the Madonna from all over the world. They’re gotten used to this life: two motherless dudes living among thousands of Madonnas. But Jesse has a heart condition that will ultimately cut his life tragically short. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away. It’s a trip that will forever change the lives of these young teens and one that will help them come to terms with Jesse’s death.
Reading the blurb reminded me of PS. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern which I read recently and loved- and so I knew I just had to read this book. Where in the previous the husband had a list of things written for the wife to do on his death so that she can ultimately learn to accept the fact that he's no more and help her to move on, here we get a guy who arranges a mysterious trip for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take on his death. A trip that would help them get over his untimely passing away.
With an interesting premise like this that hints at dynamic relationships and some emotional moments, not to mention coming to terms with the death of a loved one, The Land of 10,000 Madonnas sure sounds like my kind of book and I can't wait to see just how good it is!
What about you? Does this book sound like something YOU would pick up? I'd love to know what you think in the comments below!