Can’t Wait Wednesday – ONE LAST GIFT by Emily Stone


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is ONE LAST GIFT by Emily Stone. I know it’s early to be posting about holiday romances but I couldn’t resist sharing Emily Stone’s new novel since her debut was one of my favorite reads last year and this new one sounds just as good.


ONE LAST GIFT by Emily Stone

Publication Date:  October 11, 2022 by Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine


From Goodreads:

When a young woman finds herself lost and at a crossroads, one last gift from her brother just might give her another chance at life and at love in this epic holiday romance from the author of Always, in December

Sometimes the best gifts in life are the ones you don’t expect.

Cassie and Tom lost their parents at a young age and relied on each other–as well as a community of friends–to get through it. Especially Tom’s best friend, Sam, who always made sure Tom and Cassie were surrounded with love. But now, twenty years later, Cassie has lost Tom as well. And in a way, she’s also lost Sam; over the years they’ve drifted apart, and now the man she always had a crush on is someone she doesn’t even recognize anymore.

She’s never felt more alone.

Then she finds an envelope with her name on it, written in Tom’s terrible handwriting, and she knows immediately what it is. It’s the first clue in the Christmas scavenger hunt Tom made for her every year; he’d promised her for months that this year’s would be the grandest one yet. At first, she’s too scared to open it–what if she can’t figure out the clues without his help? Or what if she does figure them all out, and her last connection to Tom is gone?

Tom’s clues set Cassie on a heart-wrenching and beautiful journey that will change her life–if she lets them. And as she travels from London to the Welsh mountains to the French countryside, she reconnects with old friends, rekindles a lost love, and most importantly, rediscovers herself. But once she’s solved the final clue, will she be brave enough to accept the gift her brother has given her–and the love it’s led her to?


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

16 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Surely, it’s never too early to start featuring summer romances:)). Especially if there is a bit of Spring sunshine to tempt us… I hope you enjoy this one, Suzanne.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    This sounds very nice. And the scavenger hunt angle is neat. I love the sound of some of those locations. 🙂

  3. Carla
    Carla says:

    I loved Emily Stone’s last book that I read, so I will be adding this to my TBR. Great choice, Suzanne.

  4. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I didn’t know about this book until I saw it on NG. Stone gutted me with her last book. Although I am prepared for pain, I hope this one is a bit more upbeat.

  5. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Treasure hunts like these always make the hair on my arms stand on end — there’s so much emotion wrapped up in this blurb — not to mention, blurbs like these always make me think of PS I loved You and I always cry buckets at it!

  6. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    This sounds like an amazing read, but also super emotional – like Stephanie commented, I also already got teary-eyed just reading the synopsis. But the scavenger hunt seems like a fun twist. Hope you’ll enjoy this one!

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