14 September 2011

Wishin' and Hopin': The Queen on Kentucky

The queen of my new state? Say no more! I'm in!
Goodreads Blurb: "Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would preferred to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. Caught between being a country girl and wannabe country club girl, Ricki Jo begins to forget who she truly is: someone who doesn't care what people think and who wouldn't let a good-looking guy walk all over her. It takes a serious incident out on Luke's farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular."
The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker is due out January 2, 2012

50 comments :

  1. This sounds absolutely adorable! Great find! :o)

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  2. I think the cover is so cute. I love the bright yellow.

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  3. This book looks super cute and like something I would enjoy.

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  4. I didn't know you were in Kentucky! We're practically neighbors! I'm in central Ohio:) Love the bright yellow cover of this one, that alone makes me want to pick it up:)

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  5. This sounds so cute! I love the cover too. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  6. This sounds cute and adorable! I'm sure many of us have been in similar situations back in the day, choosing between popularity and the right thing to do.

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  7. I have this on my shelf! I can't wait to read it.

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  8. Sounds like a cute read! This book reminds me of In Zanesville, which I read earlier.

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  9. Oooh, I think I'll like this one. And the cover is adorable!

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  10. JUJU- this looks cute!!!!

    Speaking of cute- how is the new place coming along....;)

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  11. Gotta love a country girl! Sounds great.

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  12. I grew up in Kentucky like the author and heard about this one from a publisher catalog. A definitely must read!

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

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  13. I already put this one my TBR list! I think it looks really cute! I love the cover. My boots look really similar to hers!
    Courtney
    Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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  14. This sounds like a cute coming-of-age story. Great pick, Juju! :)

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  15. But being a country girl is soooo cool, says the country girl.

    Love the cover and the premise. Now, I'm wanting this one too!

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  16. Sounds like a good read, and the cover is cute!

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  17. Oh my goodness that cover is so cute. And it sounds really great. I love the name Ricki Jo. She sounds like a totally cool character. Awesome pick, Juju =).

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  18. I want to read this one too. The premise reminds me of Ten Miles Past Normal which I really liked. Fantastic pick! I wish this book was being published this year.

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  19. Oooh. This sounds good! Love the look of your blog. It's so pretty.

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  20. How can anyone not want to read this one with a MC named Ricki Jo Winstead?? Great pick, Juju! :D

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  21. Haven't heard of this one before but I like that it has such a bright and cheerful cover.

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  22. Jenny Snark: We just moved this summer :) Central Ohio is so not far! :) We're an hour east of Louisville :)

    Aths: Cool. I have to look that one up :)

    Tina: Great thank you! One of these days my office will be done and I can share it with you gals :)

    Rachel: Right on! :)

    BookJunkie: Ooo I'm jealous. I need some boots :)

    Bere & Little Miss Becky: Right? Such a cute original name :)

    June: Why thank you and thanks for stopping by! :)

    All: Thanks ladies for all your comments and support :)

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  23. Sounds good....and the cover is cute with the dress choice and boots. ^_^

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  24. January is going to be really good month!!

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  25. Nina: Agreed :) Can't wait :) No wait, I can. I love the holidays.

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  26. Joy: It's not. I think it's YA :) But great question!

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  27. This one is new to me, but it looks really cute! I'll have to add it to my big list of books! :)

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  28. I LOVE the sound of this book! I'm adding it to my list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  29. aww this sounds like such a cute little book and i love the cover too!

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  30. Penelope, Gina Precious, Toothy, and Carrie: Thanks ladies :)

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  31. I'll keep my eyes and ears open for reviews of this book then :)

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  32. This sounds like a good read. I'll have to remember this one when it comes out next year.

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  33. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. Where can I get some of those boots? ;)

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  34. GG: Amen sister! Amen! I need some baddd! I've been craving red or blue ones actually ;)

    Julie: :)

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  35. That is indeed an adorable outfit. I think this cute read would be great for one of my cousins. She'd love it!

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  36. What a cute cover! This sounds like such a great read!

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  37. TV: :) Is she a country girl? Or country music fan?

    Christie: :)

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