Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE WOMEN by Kristin Hannah


“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 WOMEN by Kristin Hannah. Kristin Hannah is one of my all time favorite authors and I will read absolutely everything she writes.  The 1960’s is also one of my favorite time periods to read about so I can’t wait to see her bring it to life.

THE WOMEN by Kristin Hannah

Publication Date: February 6, 2024

by St. Martin’s Press



The missing. The forgotten. The brave… The women.

From master storyteller Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes the story of a turbulent, transformative era in America: the 1960s. The Women is that rarest of novels—at once an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided by war and broken by politics, of a generation both fueled by dreams and lost on the battlefield.

“Women can be heroes, too.”

When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.

As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.

The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has all too often been forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyric beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire define a generation.


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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. 🙂

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

    I have only read one book by Hannah (guess which one? LOL) She seems to write a lot of historicals which are not really my thing. Isn’t Firefly Lane contemporary? Anyhow, how you love this when you read it

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      You would probably like Firefly Lane. It’s definitely more contemporary than what she normally writes and it focuses on a female friendship. It made me cry so much, haha.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I do too. As much as I love to read WWII fiction, I think this will be a refreshing change and definitely an era that I would love to learn more about.

  2. Angela @ Literary Wanderer
    Angela @ Literary Wanderer says:

    Although not an era I usually gravitate towards, I think this is going to be an important and powerful story. It’s always great to see more stories focusing on women’s contributions.

  3. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Rachel @Waves of Fiction says:

    Wow, this sounds like it would be a powerful read. I haven’t seen many books set in this time period, and I think it would definitely be interesting. I haven’t read Hannah yet but I’ve heard good things! Hope you love it!

  4. Carla
    Carla says:

    Great pick, Suzanne. I just got an invitation to read this one and am looking forward to it. I hope we both love it.

  5. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Women can be heroes is definitely a striking way to begin this blurb. It’s sounds like an emotional and powerful

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