Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Windfall

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.  This week, my pick is:

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date: May 2, 2017

"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."- From Goodreads
This premise sounds so fascinating to me!  Plus, I love Jennifer E. Smith.  Definitely a win-win for me!


  1. Oh my goodness. I feel like this book would break my heart haha but that cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and everything! :D *insert heart emoji here*

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

  2. This is one my tbr too! Great pick!
    Here's my WoW