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Waiting on Wednesday: The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


In this deeply moving and wonderfully insightful novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb explores what can happen when one woman decides to reclaim her past--and her future--no matter where they lead. . .

Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice--exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front.

For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood--but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her.

As the demons of the past swirl around her, a childhood friend with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him--and in herself. And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long--and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need.

The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family's legacy, and one woman s awakening to her own power--with no secrets.... .


  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758259387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758259387


  1. wow, sounds like it's an amazing book! going on my TBR list, thanks for sharing!
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  2. That sounds very interesting!!

    Great pick!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:

  3. I've enjoyed her previous books...this one looks good!

  4. I like the sound of this - thanks for sharing it

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    My WoW

  5. This sounds like it's going to be a great novel, I'll definitely be adding it to my "tbr" at some point pile! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  6. I immediately added this book to my to-read, it sounds amazing. Thanks for the tip!


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