Waiting on Wednesday: Lizzy & Jane

April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are eagerly anticipating.

Waiting On:
Title: Lizzy & Jane
Author: Katherine Reay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 2014

From GoodReads
Lizzy and Jane never saw eye to eye. But when illness brings them together, they discover they may be more like Austen’s famous sisters after all.

Lizzy was only a teenager when her mother died of cancer. Shortly after, Lizzy fled from her home, her family, and her cherished nickname. After working tirelessly to hone her gift of creating magic in the kitchen, Elizabeth has climbed the culinary ladder to become the head chef of her own New York restaurant, Feast. But as her magic begins to elude her, Paul, Feast’s financial backer, brings in someone to share her responsibilities and her kitchen. So Elizabeth flees again.

In a desperate attempt to reconnect with her gift, Elizabeth returns home. But her plans are derailed when she learns that her estranged sister, Jane, is battling cancer. Elizabeth surprises everyone—including herself—when she decides to stay in Seattle and work to prepare healthy, sustaining meals for Jane as she undergoes chemotherapy. She also meets Nick and his winsome son, Matt, who, like Elizabeth, are trying to heal from the wounds of the past.

As she tends to Jane's needs, Elizabeth's powers begin to return to her, along with the family she left behind so long ago. Then Paul tries to entice her back to New York, and she is faced with a hard decision: stay and become Lizzy to her sister’s Jane, or return to New York and the life she worked so hard to create?
Why I'm Waiting:
I loved, (repeat) LOVED, Dear Mr. Knightley, Katherine's debut novel. I honestly can't rave enough about it. And if you haven't read it...do so soon! I'm so excited about this story. I can't wait to see what unfolds. Katherine Reay tells a beautiful and touching story. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. I like the sounds of this one and it is new to me. :) Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  2. Dear Mr Knightley has been on my TBR list even before that one was released. Now I'm wondering why on earth I haven't gotten to it yet. And now she has another Austen novel inspired book coming out? :) I need to get to reading her books soon. Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW pick :)

  3. Kate...Thanks so much for "waiting." I'm pretty excited about Lizzy & Jane too. Just a few more months!

  4. Ahh! I cannot wait for this one either. So curious to see what Katherine has dreamed up for us in book two. :)

  5. Jenea, Thanks, I completely agree. It does sound good. :-)

  6. Camille, Happy to share! I hope you enjoy DMK as much as I did. :-)

  7. Hi Katherine! I'm happy to "wait". :-) That is fantastic. A few months isn't too long of a wait at all. :-) The cover is just as much fun as DMK, too.

  8. Rissi, I can't wait to talk over this book with you and the others. :-)


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