“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys look at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life…but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.
But what happens when the girl who never thought she’d date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn’t need a boyfriend…but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.
Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood.
Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it — and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants. In We Can Work It Out, Elizabeth Eulberg returns to the world of her first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, and gets to the heart of how hard relationships can be…and why they are sometimes worth all the drama and comedy they create.
I had to change my entire Waiting on Wednesday because the cover of We Can Work It Out was revealed, and I liked it and The Lonely Hearts Club so much that I knew I needed to feature it this week!
First of all, tell me you’re not all humming this:
Right? The Lonely Hearts Club was a really, really cute debut, full of girl power and music. But sometimes when you read a book, you feel a little unsatisfied at the end even though the ending is perfect for the book. That’s how I remember feeling about The Lonely Hearts Club way back when I read it – it had so many Beatles references, it was such a fun book, there’s an adorable romance…but what happens after that? What happens to the Lonely Hearts Club if their President is…not lonely?
That’s why I’m so glad that Elizabeth Eulberg is tackling Penny Lane and her romance AFTER they get together…because I think that’s the more interesting story. Eulberg has sensitively talked about teen romance and girl power in her last few books, and I think this one is going to really sing (sorry, sorry).
Also, Eulberg is publishing a whole set of FREE sequel novellas in the lead-up to We Can Work It Out, and they have adorable covers and equally great sounding synopses…
Are you excited to read WE CAN WORK IT OUT and the other sequels? Have you read The Lonely Hearts Club? Are you into cute contemporaries with a lot of girl power? What’s your favourite Beatles song? What are you waiting for this week? Hit the comments and let me know!