is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. 

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t. I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

When I first came across a Viola Shipman novel, I wanted to read it because we share the same first name. The stories are always about family, love, and loyalty. Always presented with a hint of humor and a figure who has the feet on the ground and a huge heart. When I found this novel a few days ago at the publisher´s program for spring 2020 and read the summary, I knew that I want it. The cover is an additional plus, compared to all the other covers the German publisher used in the past for his books. Yes, behind the pseudonym Viola Shipman is a man. Surprised?  

Im Garten Deiner Sehnsucht
Author Viola Shipman
Orig. Title The Heirloom Garden
Publishing Date April 4, 2020
Publisher Fischer Krüger
Format Paperback

Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to loneliness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind a towering fence surrounding her home and gardens, Iris has built a new family … of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to an heirloom, garden filled with starts – and memories of her own mother, grandmother, husband, and daughter. When Abby Peterson moves to Grand Haven, Michigan, with her family – a husband traumatized during his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability – they find themselves next door to Iris and are slowly drawn into their reclusive neighbor´s life where, united by loss and a love of flowers, Iris and Abby slowly unearth their secrets.

The English original book will be published by Grayson House on April 28, 2020, as Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and audiobook. 

And what are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts about this one or leave me the link to your WoW and I check it out.

Happy reading & waiting on



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