Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “If Only” by Jennifer Gilmore

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Really?!? It’s Wednesday?!?

I keep on checking, looking at the calendar just to see if it’s really already Wednesday. This week has been a busy one at work. The start of the month usually means submission of reports and inventory for me, all of which I was able to cobble up (got to dissect raw data for it first), write and submit just barely beating the deadline. Add to that my being sick the previous week (truthfully, I’m not still a 100% 😷😷😷) and you got one exhausted woman pining for her day-off so she could rest and recharge.

So, yeah, I’m so very thankful that we’ve finally hit Wednesday. Only two more days left of the work week.

My personal rants aside, I’m excited share my CWW pick for this week. It’s one I’ve been waiting for impatiently.

How do you make the decision that matters most?



When Bridget imagined her life at sixteen, it didn’t look like this. She didn’t think that her boyfriend would dump her for another girl. And she certainly didn’t think that she would be pregnant. With just a few months until she gives birth, Bridget must envision an entirely new future—one for her baby. But as she sifts through the many paths and the many people who want to parent her child, she can’t help but feel that there is no right decision.


Ivy doesn’t know much about her birth mother. She knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. And she knows that fifteen years ago Bridget disappeared from Ivy’s and her adoptive moms’ lives. Ivy wants to discover more about herself, but as she goes to find Bridget, she can’t help but feel that the risks might far outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away.

Don’t you just find that blurb intriguing? I do! I expect this to be an emotional read. Mostly, I think this book will gut me, but that’s good sign right?

If Only hits shelves on July 31st. In the meantime, why not add it to your ever-growing TBR on Goodreads? (Go on, you know you want to😀)

That’s it for me today. I hope you all are faring better this week.



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