January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Author: Ruta Sepetys
Pub Date: 2.12.13
From goodreads.com:  It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.


  1. ooo this sounds GOOD. Great pick!

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  2. The cover for this is awesome.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Jenn @ blog about books

  3. The cover pulled me in, when I read the description, it got added to my wishlist!

  4. I love New Orleans and books set there. You know this is going to be fantastic!