Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS by Kristy Woodson Harvey


“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 THE SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Those who have followed my blog for a while know that I’m a big fan of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels.  Her Peachtree Bluff series is a favorite of mine, full of heart and southern charm, but I’ve read seven of her novels so far and have loved them all.  I honestly didn’t even have to read the synopsis of her latest to know it would be a must-read for me, but wow, it sounds like it has the potential to become my new favorite!


THE SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Publication Date:  July 11, 2023 by Gallery Books

From Goodreads:

Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process in this moving new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil and the Peachtree Bluff series.

Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything for, and begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.

June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.

Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.

But in spite of their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.

From an author whose “writing coats your soul with heart” (E! Online), The Summer of Songbirds is a lyrical and unforgettable celebration of female friendship, summertime freedom, and enduring sisterhood—and a love letter to the places and people that make us who we are.


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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. 🙂

14 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    You and Angela had the same pick! This is the first I am seeing of this book, but I love the sound of it.

  2. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    There are certain authors that I will read books by without needing to read the synopses either. You just know you’ll enjoy them no matter what. I hope you love The Summer of Songbirds!

  3. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    I love that no matter what the friendship at this camp still endures for these women — but it also makes me curious about summer camp in general and what happens there!

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