Welcome to another Hump Day Potpourri, in which we spotlight various quirky events.  Today’s event is Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

Today I’m sharing a book that will be released on 12/27/11:  The Magic Room, by Jeffrey Zaslow (author of The Girls from Ames).

The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the 21st century.

You may not have heard of Fowler, Michigan, much less Becker’s Bridal. But for the thousands of women who have stepped inside, Becker’s is the site of some of the most important moments of their lives-moments that speak to us all. Housed in a former bank, the boutique owners transformed the vault into a “magic room,” with soft church lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that make lifelong dreams come true.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a woman’s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for years, Becker’s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage; some of the shop’s clientele are becoming stepmothers, or starting married life for a second time. In The Girls from Ames, beloved author Jeffrey Zaslow used friendships to explore the emotional lives of women. In The Magic Room, he turns his perceptive eye to weddings and weaves together secrets, memories and family tales to explore the hopes and dreams we have for our daughters.


This does sound truly magical, doesn’t it?

What are you showcasing today?  Please stop in and share….


  1. This book does sound interesting and sort of different, too.
    I am struggling through Map Of Time which I thought I would love and which I definitely do not love at all…444 pages into it’s 660 pagesband I am still underwhelmed.


    • I am avoiding my lengthier books…knowing that sometimes they take FOREVER. Like when I read Barbara Walters book Audition (which I loved, BTW). I have several chunksters just sitting on the brand new shelves for my Old TBRs.

      I still have sixty-two books on those shelves!

      Thanks for stopping by, Patty.

      I hope this book is good. It sounds better than The Girls from Ames, which felt too dry to be completely interesting. Sociological textbook-like book.


  2. I have never heard of this one before. Hmmm… well, understandable since my focus is more on YA books. But there comes a time when I come across a book that, even though it’s not my usual, I would absolutely like to read.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^


  3. The cover drew me in right away. Yep. It does sound magical. Thanks for dropping by. Your comment made me realize my WoW post for today didn’t go through cause you commented on the one from last week. I guess I was so sleepy, I dreamed I pressed the “publish post” button! Lol…I corrected that mistake though and now this weeks, WoW is up.*shaking my head*


  4. Thank you for stopping by! This looks like it’d be so emotional – my whole blog is romance novels, so the idea of a book about brides is a win for me. I love how the historical aspect of this is woven in – there probably aren’t that many bridal shops this old. Happy reading when it comes out!


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