The Wait – Hardback Edition

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


The beautiful dust cover design just begs for you to visit times past. It will protect your heirloom hardback version of THE WAIT for years to come. To add to it, just ask for the author’s signature for a true collector’s edition.




Lisa Kaye Presley’s debut novel The Wait is powerful yet touching story of Bonnie McCaverty, a precocious little girl who never gave up on anything; not on a sickly calf or a stubborn pony and not on Calvin Wade. Since she was five-years-old she always thought that she would marry Calvin, but superstitions ran deep in those days, and Calvin had set his mind on the fact that everyone he loves dies after a series of death plagues his life. He feels the only way to keep Bonnie alive was to deny his feelings for her.

After Bonnie moves to Nashville and meets wealthy attorney, Ned Bass, she begins to believe that her love for Calvin was no more than a fond memory of her youth—a dream faded by reality. A dream, that is, until when volunteering for the Red Cross, she sees Calvin at Union Station—in uniform.

While the two men fight their way across Europe, Calvin in the 30th Infantry Division and Ned in the Eighth Army Air Corp, Bonnie has to decide exactly who it is she is waiting for. All the while Della Houston, the owner of Ned’s favorite saloon and his best friend, is doing some waiting of own.

The Wait is a novel of hope and patience in the face of drought and depression, superstitions of the time, and a world war—a poignant story that reminds us that the important things in life are worth the wait.

Additional information

Weight 1.895 lbs
Dimensions 6.0 x 1.1875 x 9.0 in

3 reviews for The Wait – Hardback Edition

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy Chalfant

    This is one of the best books I have ever read! Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I felt like I was living the story not just reading it. I didn’t want it to end!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    In The Wait, Ms. Presley has crafted a delightful tale of historic Nashville, Tennessee, in the era of World War II—bringing readers back to the days of Nashville’s downtown department stores, lunch counters, and Red Cross wartime volunteers.

    The Wait tells the story of Bonnie McCaverty, a stubborn girl from a small town near Nashville, Tennessee. When the man she loves rejects her, Bonnie moves to Nashville to build a life that is nothing like the one she had always dreamed she would have.

    Bonnie is a strong, self-reliant protagonist who captures the heart of everyone she meets in The Wait and will capture the heart of readers everywhere.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Orange

    Finally! A historical fiction novel about TN! The way the author portrays the characters…I really feel like I know them! I loved this book! Now, just waiting on the movie!

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