Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The First to Know - Abigail Johnson

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for The First to Know!

The First to Know
Abigail Johnson
Series: n/a
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Waited on by: Sam
Don't miss the second gripping and heartfelt story from the author of If I Fix You! A girl's plan to find her father's birth family turns potentially devastating when the secret DNA test she has done reveals that she has a half brother her age she never knew about.

Dana Fields's father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents' happy marriage is a lie.

Dana's desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad's deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father's past and the irresistible guy who'll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they're torn apart for good.
So many secrets. So many lies. This house of cards is bound to fall, and I think it will result in a seriously emotional read. I cannot imagine how shocking a discovery like this would be, and poor Dana has to sort of deal with it all on her own. From what I know about Johnson's debut, I think she will deliver a story that is complicated, emotional, and intense. I am giddy with anticipation, and cannot wait to see how this dramatic set-up plays out.











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28 comments:

  1. Wow, lots of secrets! A bunch of drama to follow, I imagine. It definitely sounds like a book that you'd want to have popcorn or tissues in hand. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful day, Sam. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. That's what I'm saying. Popcorn for when it's all unfolding and tissues for the fallout.

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  2. Sounds great ~ lots of secrets, drama and angst. Enjoy!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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    1. A little drama and angst is good sometimes.

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  3. Oh this sounds like a great read! I occasionally like a good contemporary :) Hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW

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    1. I love contemporaries, so this is a totally me book.

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  4. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds great. Secrets are always great in a story!

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    1. It is always interesting to see what happens when there are secrets, which you know will eventually get out.

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  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds so good! To learn something so shocking and then deal with the fallout... will make for a (hopefully) excellent story!

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    1. That is exactly it! And that she has to carry it around with her or set her life up for implosion. Crazy!

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  6. Sounds like lots of drama - too much in my real life right now (family, not mine) so I think I will stay away from contemporaries for a while. Nice choice though and I hope you love it!

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    1. I don't pack my TBR with high drama, but every once in a while, I like to dip my toe in.

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  7. I don't know the author's work but this does sound like a real emotional read! Hope you enjoy it when you DO get a chance to read it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I am definitely hoping I get to this one, because it sounds like it will be a winner for me. Grief, loss, coming of age -- I love this stuff.

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  8. This sounds great! If I do end up reading this, it seems like the type of book I read in a day so I just know what happens! :) I hope you love it!!

    Genni @ <a href="readysetandread.blogspot.com</a> Ready, Set, Read!</a>

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    1. Yep. I could see me having to read "just one more page", because I have to find out what happens.

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  9. This does sounds like it will be emotional. I'm already intrigued. Adding this to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am feeling there will be quite a bit of delicious drama (how couldn't there be?)

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  10. Oooh! It sounds like a cute read! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I hope it will be deep but fluffy too.

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  11. This one is new to me and I am all over it! I love a great contemporary and this one seems to have so much to offer. Definitely adding it to the TBR. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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    1. Contemporaries are my favorites and the family drama sounds like it will make for a great story. I am especially interested in the half sibling that is out there

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  12. I agree, this sounds emotional and intense! Dana, goodness. What a secret to find out when she's trying to do something good for her father!

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    1. I could only imagine her devastation, and just being so taken aback to find her father had this double life.

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  13. Your Jon Stewart gif is perfect for this because that's exactly how I felt while reading the synopsis. It sounds amazing!

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    1. Right? Sounds like there will be some delicious drama, but I think there will be a lot of heartfelt stuff too.

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    1. Me too! I usually like these sorts of stories.

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