Welcome to another special Waiting on Wednesday event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday, we enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for upcoming book releases.

My feature today is a novel that I’m very excited about.  Keepsake, by Kristina Riggle, is a timely and provocative novel that asks:  What happens when the things we own become more important than the people we love?

To be released June 26, 2012

Amazon blurb: 

Trish isn’t perfect. She’s divorced and raising two kids—so of course her house isn’t pristine. But she’s got all the important things right and she’s convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It’s at that moment when Trish is forced to consider the one thing she’s always hoped wasn’t true: that she’s living out her mother’s life as a compulsive hoarder.

The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary—meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless . . . and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish’s oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish’s disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.


I can’t wait to read this story!  The issues speak to that part of us that clings to sentimental objects.  It also addresses an unmet need seemingly satisfied by the treasures we keep.

What are you waiting for?  I hope you’ll stop by and share….


  1. Patty

    Ok…it sounds too good and I haven’t even seen it anywhere…Vine?

    Jotting it down now for further perusal…just hat I need…lol


  2. starryeyedjen29

    Interesting…might hit a little too close to home for me, though…my parents are both hoarders, though not bad enough yet to need any intervention. 🙂

    Great pick, and thanks for stopping by!


  3. Oh, it sounds like it would make me cry, but yet a very good book! Nice choice and thanks for stopping by my blog. The cover of that book is beautiful and fits nicely with the jewelry party I attended last night. Hmmm….


    1. Thanks, Kay…I love the sound and look of this one, too! I’m quite intrigued by the whole hoarding thing, since I tend to collect…I don’t want to cross the line…lol

      Glad you could stop by, and enjoy your week.


  4. Interesting choice, especially with you being a former social worker.
    I have to say I would be more like Trish than Mary lol. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    And for Stopping by my Wow 🙂


  5. I’ve been trying to comment on your blog since early this morning! I went to last weeks site by mistake. Saw more grandkid pics. They’re so cute and you have quite a few of them. Nice! Now on to the book. I haven’t heard of this one. Love the premise. I’m adding it to my list!


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