Aug 202011

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book City Chick. Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive To-Be-Read list. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think.

 You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen , a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the “No Good.” One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that opens Sophie’s eyes, giving her the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever…

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

I have been on a kick for emotional, heartbreaking stories lately. This sounds like another great book along those lines.

This book is being published in October, and I found a really cool pre-release interview on Beth’s blog. One thing I learned? Beth drew inspiration for the book from stories in the news.

  10 Responses to “On My Wishlist #22”

  1. You Are My Only sounds heartbreaking. I hope you enjoy it when it's released.

    On My Wishlist

  2. hey Sarah, this is on netgalley and I'm pretty sure it's autoapprove. 🙂 so you don't have to wait till october to read it! I'm excited to read it too.

  3. Kephart is another author that I want to try at some point. So many books that I want to read…

  4. Zoe you are right! That is so exciting. I have been trying not to pick up more books, but I can't resist this one.

  5. I'm glad you get to read this early! It does sound heartbreaking. As a mom, there's nothing worse than the thought of someone kidnapping your baby. I'm not sure I could read this one, even if my “baby” is 19. I'm a mush.

    Hope you enjoy!

    My Wishlist

  6. Happy reading. This week's wish is inspired by a book I finished while in the mountains. Please come see which book I'm wishing for.

  7. This sounds like a book that would be really hard to get through emotionally. It also sounds really amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Here's my featured wish, on my Y.A. blog:

  8. Wow, this books sounds intense.

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