CAN'T-WAIT WEDNESDAY: I Can't Wait for White Sands of Summer by J.H. Fletcher

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.

News of this book popped up in one of my social media feeds yesterday; a pleasant surprise. J.H. Fletcher is a popular author in Australia. To-date, I've only read three of his many novels: The Governor's House (my review), Land of Golden Wattle (my review) and In the Valley of the Blue Gums (review pending), but I'm looking forward to reading this one when it is released later this month and hope to read some of his earlier ones soon.


This multi-faceted saga tells the interlinked story of two sisters as they face poverty, loss and betrayal through the changing landscape of Australia in the 40s and 60s. Will wealth and love be theirs for the taking or will they run like sand through their fingers?

No-one thought barmaid Shannon Harcourt stood a chance with Hal Maitland, heir to the vast Maitland fortune. Yet their unlikely relationship flourishes until, one summer's day on the white sands of Charles Green Island, they realise their true feelings for each other - feelings that must motivate them to survive the coming war.

Forty years on, Shannon, a successful businesswoman and younger sister Jess, an accomplished chef, have left their days of poverty far behind. Shannon now has her sights set on purchasing the island where her young love began.

But when reclusive businessman, Dermot Black, becomes acquainted with Jess and shows interest in Charles Green, Shannon is wary of his motives. What could Black possibly want with the island, and why is he so interested in the Harcourt sisters?

A story of love and competing ambitions, and a reminder to never underestimate the determination of a woman.

Expected Publication Date: 20th May, 2019
Format: Print and ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Saga


  1. Hope you love this choice. I enjoy historical fiction from time to time.

    1. So far I haven't be let down by this author!