WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | "Bittersweet" by Colleen McCullough

Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine.This week, I'm waiting for the release of...


Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough (Simon & Schuster; on sale August 19, 2014)
This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia. Only the submissive yet steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly sophisticated Edda burns to be a doctor, the down-to-earth but courageous Tufts burns never to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love free from male ownership.

Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do: with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.

If you've ever read Colleen McCullough's The Thorn Birds, you'll know why this is on my to-read list. This is her first "epic romance," since the release of The Thorn Birds in 1977. This reminds me a bit of Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey, but set in Australia. MUST HAVE.

What are you waiting on this week?