"Waiting On" Wednesday: Something Like Normal



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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War is only half the battle...

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and the way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.

I've wanted this since I was completely drawn in by the synopsis and then again recently by the excerpt. Part of me wishes I'd come across it sometime closer to the release date, just so I wouldn't have to be anticipating it for so long :-)

69 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm not normally into these kinds of books, but the blurb pulled me in, I can't wait to read it either. BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog =)

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  2. BTW, forgot to mention, I'm a new follower

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  3. I've seen this book like four times tonight! WOW! It sounds very interesting! The cover looks sweet and romantic! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  4. Oh, this seems like a great book :) Awesome pick ;D And yeah, I know what you mean about wanting to come across books closer to the release date :p It really kind of sucks to be waiting so long ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 And yeah, agree with you :) Rafe better not hit on Violet. I will not like it, and I do not approve. Hih (A) ;)
    Love, Carina

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  5. Sounds interesting! I'm a new follower too - great blog!! Just started my blog a few weeks ago and looking to get a few followers http://wingedreviews.com/

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  6. I hate seeing books that I want to read, realising that I have to wait 6 months to read them. Torture! But this sounds like one of these books - aaaargh. :D Thanks for sharing though. :)

    Carina

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  7. Haha that's the reason I try to avoid book excerpts months before release, because it drives me crazier having to wait. This sounds so good!! I'm really excited, because I love me an emotional read and this sounds like a really touching novel. Cannot wait!

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  8. We have the same pick xD it's sounds really good!

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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  9. You are the second person that I've seen picked this as their WOW. Great choice.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

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  10. Haven't heard of this one! Sounds interesting!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. Great pick! This book sounds lovely.

    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my blog!

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  12. I do enjoy books about real life traumas, and this one fills the bill. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  13. LOVE the concept! reminds me of dear john a little


    I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for TOUCHING THE SURFACE, by Kimberly Sabatini. Releases in 2012 from Simon Pulse! Come by and check it out and comment your thoughts!!!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/wow-exclusive-cover-reveal-touching.html

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  14. This sounds really, really good. I haven't seen it yet, my head must have been buried. I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist (and not happy that I have to wait until next summer either). :)

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  15. Wow, I haven't heard of this title before but I really like it! I think I might have to add it to my wishlist. :-) Thanks for recommending it and for stopping by my blog today!

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  16. This sounds like it's going to be amazing! I have seen it all over the place. I hope you get to enjoy it soon:) Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  17. This is the second time today I've seen this one! It sounds like a really emotional read. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm new to book blogging and in need of followers!

    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads
    geobobspinelli.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow! Sounds good, awesome pick this week!

    Waiting on Wednesday at Book Addict

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  19. Although not typically my type of book, this one does sound king of interesting. Thanks for ahring it, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. I haven't heard of this one yet. I love the cover and it looks really interesting, even though it's not my usual read.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Livin' life Through Books

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  21. I haven't heard of this book before. It sounds great! Thanks for stopping by!

    Susanne

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  22. Hi!
    wow nice choice! I read the blurb and this one sounds great! Thx for stopping by BTW!
    New follower :)

    Proserpine

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  23. That blurb is perfect, because now I want to read this book too! Great Pick! now to wait until June. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog today.

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  24. This isn't the type of book I'd normally read, but I'm really curious as to what happens to Travis.... and Harper. Thanks so much for putting it on my radar and for visiting my WoW...AND for following! :)

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  25. I'm dying to read this one too! I love Trish!!!! Great WOW post and thanks so much for stopping by my cover reveal today. It made my day to have so much enthusiasm. :o)

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  26. I haven't heard of this before, sounds interesting. Great Pick!

    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  27. This one seems really intense. I think it looks like it could be really good though. Sorry you have to wait so long!

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  28. Whoa, love this cover. This one does sound great. Excellent pick!

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  29. This book sounds very intense. I hadn't heard of it before but I'm adding it to my list right now and will be anxiously awaiting it's release. Great choice :)

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice!

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  30. WoW. Such a deep contemporary book. Sounds like a good read. Great pick. Thanks for stopping by my blog. =]

    -Michael
    My WoW

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  31. From the synopsis it seems an interesting book. I think it will be an amazing read :D

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! This sounds like an interesting book :)

    <3
    Taylor

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  33. Sounds really interesting :) Adding it on my list...

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  34. seems like an interesting story ;) I totally love the title! :)

    Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hadn't seen this one before, but it sounds interesting. It sounds like a deep read, but a good one!

    Peggy

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  36. This is on my TBR as well. Looks very interesting. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  37. I'm not surprised, so many people are featuring Something Like Normal after the cover reveal. And it is a great cover. And it sounds like a great book. :)

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  38. Awh, this one sounds really sweet! Something about the broken guy that just does it for me! :)

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  39. I hadn't heard of this but it sounds like a good one! I'll have to add it to my list!
    -Shellie

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  40. I've noticed a few different bloggers mentioning this book, it looks rather interesting. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Teaser Tuesday!
    My WoW!
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  41. This one is very popular this week!

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  42. Wow! This sounds really good.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    I'm a new follower

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  43. This one definitely looks cool! I might have to look into it :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  44. This is so different form the stuff I normally read, it sounds really interesting! Great pick!

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  45. This sounds really good and I really like the cover. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Oh my! Look at the cover!!! I really like it! This sounds like a very good book! Thanks for sharing!

    XO, April @ Books4Juliet

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  47. I don't think I've ever read a contemporary story of a soldier that's come back from war...I know I'm gonna cry!!
    Our WoW is at Book Sake. -Jessica

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  48. Wow, that sounds good! I might have to add this to my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by at PBN! :-)

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  49. Waiting until June? Torture! :) Thanks for the recommendation!

    ~Shel

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  50. I'm looking forward to this, too! Thanks for visiting my blog! <3

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  51. This is the second time I've seen this one today! It look amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows!

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  52. Oh wow! This sounds beautiful!!
    Thankyou for stopping by my blog :) I'm a new follower!

    I love your blog :D

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  53. WOW just like everyone else I see. Sounds really heartbreaking but interesting! Thanks for sharing and visitng my Wow!

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  54. Ooh, this sounds like a really sweet book. :) Great pick! I think I'll have to give it a try.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way!

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  55. Good choice! This one sounds very heart breaking, yet hopeful at the same time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  56. Looks like a great book! I hope you enjoy it. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  57. I've never actually heard of this one before, but now, I've GOT to add it to my tbr pile :) Great pick this week!

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  58. Very intriguing. I might read it. Nice one. ;)

    And thank you for stopping by my little blog. <3

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  59. I love your WoW posts... you always post books I've never heard of before, and I LOVE finding new books! :) Great pick!

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  60. I am definitely going to have to remember this one! Tick tock tick tock.... Hehe

    Sonette @ Bookworm Blog

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  61. Dear! awesome pick! I recently featured this bookin my Post Buzzing Books! Im glad to see like for the forth time in this week's wow! =D


    Dazzling Reads

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  62. I hadn't seen this one before. Sounds like a powerful read!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Jennie
    My Cute Bookshelf

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  63. Just saw this book earlier today, I guess it must be fate :) Must check it out! Happy reading!

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  64. I just caught wind of this book a few hours ago. I can't believe I'm only just hearing about it today! Something Like Normal is definitely up my alley!

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  65. This is one of my most anticipated books of 2012~

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