Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (103)

Paradise by Jill S. Alexander
Paisley Tillery is the drummer for a country rock band. If they can make it to the stage at the Texapalooza music fest, then Paisley will be closer to her dream of a career in music and a ticket out of her small Texas town.

Drumming and music are what Paisley has always wanted. Until the band gets a new lead singer, the boy from Paradise, Texas. With Paradise in her life, what Paisley wants, and what she needs, complicate her dreams coming true.
I adored Jill Alexander's first novel, a sweet and unfortunately little-known book called The Sweetheart of Prosper County. It reminded me of the Catherine Gilbert Murdock's Dairy Queen books, which are some of my favorites. I can't wait to read her upcoming book, to see if it has the same small-town, country-girl charm as her first one did.

No real fan of that WTF cover though.

Paradise will be published in hardcover by Feiwel & Friends on July 5, 2011. 

And just because I can, have a look at the hardcover vs. paperback covers for The Sweetheart of Prosper County:

Which do you like more? I think I still love the idiosyncracy of the hardcover. It makes me giggle every time I look at it. The paperback's...okay, but doesn't capture the quirkiness of the book for me.


  1. I like the rooster cover for Sweetheart. But I'm glad you mentioned this book, because I'd never heard of it. Having read some of it on Amazon, I will definitely read this book. It sounds great.

  2. 1) It's really difficult for me to not insta-buy if someone says a book is like Dairy Queen. I definitely need to read Sweetheart.

    2) Love the first Sweetheart cover. Cos, well, it reminds me of DQ. Totally weird but lovable.

    3) Gah. Paradise is totally a WTF cover. GET. A. ROOM.

  3. I just got The Sweetheart of Prosper County, well, I got it at the beginning of the way as a Birthday pressie.

    I'm reading it pretty soon, I love both covers, actually.

  4. The cover for Paradise doesn't really seem to have anything to do with the actual description which is sort of a shame, but I'd still be interested to see how well the story has been written. :)


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