Jan 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Paradise by Jill. S. Alexander
July 5th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

From the Publisher:
We're in love.

And not just with the dreamy musician/cowboy nicknamed Paradise. We're in love with this story which even caused our copyeditor to "give up a few meals" so she could keep reading. It's deep and deeply romantic. Swoon.

Paisley Tillery is the drummer for a country rock band. If they can make it to the stage at the Texapalooza music fest, then Paisley will be closer to her dream of a career in music and a ticket out of her small Texas town.

Drumming and music are what Paisley has always wanted. Until the band gets a new lead singer, the boy from Paradise, Texas. With Paradise in her life, what Paisley wants, and what she needs, complicate her dreams coming true

Okay, I admit it. I love a book that is set in Texas. My eyes light up when I read the synopsis and I hear the words "cowboy" and "Texas." I am really trying to beef up my contemporary YA pile and this looks like it will fit the bill. I am also happy to say that this book will be going on tour in the next few months. Keep your eyes out! Also, Jill will be at TLA this year signing ARCs. I can't wait! 

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds interesting and the cover is hot! I think this would be a hit with teenagers.

  2. Great pick for Wednesday! Never seen it before but that's the beauty of blogging!

    I just wanted to stop by and say that I have given you and your blog The Stylish award! This is the link for the post:

    -Lulu the Bookaddict

  3. Love the cover and since I'm a fan of contemporary YA, I'll be adding this one to my wishlist too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this cover !! Great pick ;)

  5. What is happening on that cover?! I must get my hands on this book NOW. Thank you for putting it on the map for me! And I love books set in Texas too! (hehe) which btw.. I haven't found too many YA contemps about.. got any suggestions?

  6. Yes Ginger - The Sweetheart of Prosper County, also by this author and Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley. Both contemps set in TX.

    Thx for the comments!

  7. sounds really good, will be adding it to my list!

  8. Oh I like it! I too am a sucker for Texas based novels. Can't wait. This one is going on to the TBR list! :)

  9. That cover is niiiiice! Sounds interesting, will add to my to-read! Thx!