Waiting On Wednesday (283) Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

I've been participating in Waiting on Wednesday for over 5 years because Wednesday is my favorite day of the week! I love sharing and discovering new books.

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Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Delacorte Press

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

I originally wanted to read this because of the author. It's YA contemporary, which seems to be my 'thing', and it sounds good. So I want to read it!

Coincidentally, Kasie West's Lucky In Love is a 'lottery winner' book that comes out in July. Hmmm...

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I haven't read anything by this author. Kasie West yes.... Two books about kids winning the lottery. Not sure if I will read both.

    My WOW

  2. Been seeing this one around a bit lately. Not my kind of read but I hope you positively love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Oh I didn't know about this one but I definitely want to read it as well! Great pick!

  4. I've not read anything by Smith and I don't usually like YA contemporary, but I'm actually pretty interested in this book! It sounds like something I might enjoy. :D I hope you like this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandra. =)

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  5. This book is so lovely, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :D Awesome WoW pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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