Waiting on Wednesday – Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re really excited about.

Calling Me Home
Julie Kibler
To be released February 12, 2013

Amazon says:Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow.

Calling Me Home: A NovelDorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle’s guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper–in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

What are you waiting for?

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

  1. frodosco says:

    I hadn’t heard of this one before so thank you for spotlighting it! I’m not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. 🙂

  2. I’ve been seeing a lot of contemps the week. Here’s my Wednesday post.
    Have a great day!

  3. Kelley says:

    Hmmm, this book seems interesting. I find it slightly curious that a white lady has a black hairdresser (in my experience, black hairdressers stick to working with black hair), but I’m game for the story.

  4. Monica says:

    I actually got the ebook from the publishers and im dying to finally read it. Sounds like an great read.If you like to stop by feel free to check out my WoW…
    http://asoutherngirlsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/10/wow-pick-of-week-2.html

  5. LS Murphy says:

    This sounds really interesting,. Thanks for pointing it out. I hadn’t heard of it until now. 🙂

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