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Waiting on Wednesday: The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick

From Goodreads:
A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors

Róisín and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Róisín, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base’s chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible yet unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. 

Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers’ destinies have long been tied to one other by the skies—the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Róisín and François’s story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves. 

A beautiful, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unites us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time. 
I heard this described as "Debut novel of lovers bound by the passing of two comets" -- something about that description is so romantic and just speaks to me! The Comet Seekers is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2016, and I really want to read this one!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. This sounds like it will have a beautiful romance! I'm all for it!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  2. This one does seem to be an epic romantic= how can it not with it focusing on the "shooting star" as comets are known to be.

    My WOW

  3. Wow! This sounds really good!! I'm adding it on Goodreads right now. :)

  4. Nice pick! Totally new to me one! Not sure if it's my kind of read but I hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  5. Oh wow this sounds like a beautiful read Eva, I do like my romances when characters fall out of touch with each other and connect again, but this book sounds like it goes way beyond that! Thank you for putting this on my radar, I'm pleased that we don't have to wait too long for the release date either :)

  6. I really like the sound of this one, great pick and I can't wait to see what you thought about it!

  7. This is new to me, but it sounds really good! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thank you for visiting My WoW earlier.

  8. This does sound very romantic. Can't wait to hear what you think of it, Eva! :)

  9. Hm, this book reminds me of the movie The Fountain, with Hugh Jackman's and Rachel Weisz's characters knowing each other through different life times. I can't say I understood the movie, thought it was the prettiest one I'd ever seen. Am going to wait to see what you think of this. I am not sure this is going to be my cup of tea -- striking cover though. :)

  10. I've haven't heard of this yet, but it sounds great and very beautiful. I'm adding it to my to read list. :D


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