Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My pick this week is Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. I read The Nanny Diaries a few years ago and I really loved it so I’m really excited to read this one. Here’s a bit about it from Amazon.com:
in love with Nan, the smart, spirited,
and sympathetic heroine of the
#1 New York Times bestseller
The Nanny Diaries.
Now she’s back. After living abroad for twelve years, she and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York to make a life for themselves. In the midst of getting her new business off the ground and fixing up their fixer-upper, Ryan announces his sudden desire to start a family. His timing simply couldn’t be worse.
To compound the mounting construction and marital chaos, her former charge, Grayer X, now sixteen years old, makes a drunken, late-night visit, wanting to know why she abandoned him all those years ago. But how can she explain to Grayer what she still hasn’t come to terms with herself? In an attempt to assuage her guilt, yet against every instinct, Nan tries to help Grayer and his younger brother, Stilton, through their parents’ brutal divorce, drawing her back into the ever-bizarre life of Mrs. X and her Upper East Side enclave of power and privilege.
After putting miles and years between herself and this world, Nan finds she’s once again on the front line of the battle with the couture-clad elite for their children’s wellbeing.
With its whip-smart dialogue and keen observations of modern life, Nanny Returns gives a firsthand tour of what happens when a community that chose money over love finds itself with neither.
I’d really love to read this one! So, what are you waiting for this week?
Sandy Nawrot says
I've not read The Nanny Diaries, but if I had, I imagine I would be first in line for this one!
I have not read the Nanny diaries either. This book sounds fun.
Wanted you to know, Dar, I finally started "Boneman's Daughters" by Ted Dekker, remember I won that from you a long time ago?
I haven't read THE NANNY DIARIES but it looks like a hoot. I'm waiting for THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA, out in two weeks! 🙂
I saw the movie version of The Nanny Diaries. I'll be interested in reviews of this book. My WoW is up.
I have not read The Nanny Diaries! I think I ought to get to them soon!
Wonderful pick. I loved The Nanny Diaries.
Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow says
Oh, now I can't wait either! I loved "The Nanny Diaries."
I didn't read the Nanny Diaries but I did see the movie and loved it. This sounds like one I would enjoy.
This pick is sure to be popular. Good choice Dar.
A Bookshelf Monstrosity says
I enjoyed Nanny Diaries a few years back.
Thanks for posting this.
Jenny Girl says
I'm waiting to read books that I own! How funny is that?
Hope this finds you and your family well. Give Buddy some pets for me and a woof-woof too!
Gwendolyn B. says
Sounds like some "Nanny Guilt" going on in this book. But I have to admit, I want to know what Mrs. X is up to!
I liked The Nanny Diaries too! This should be a good one.
Fantastic choice, Dar! I didn't know they were writing a sequel of sorts! I can't wait to read it. I thought Nanny Diaries was such a fun, entertaining story!
I can't bekieve Grayer X is going to make an appearance! I wonder if Mrs. X will too?! lol what fun!
Great post, Dar!
Can't wait to read this one..Nanny Diaries was great . I just don't want Mr X to be anywhere in the scene 🙂 Mrs X and Grayer I would love to read about them and Nan
I didn't know about this! I read The Nanny Diaries in 2005 or 06 and really liked it. I still haven't seen the movie though…