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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #48

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!
 

Here are my picks for the week



Lady of Ashes
 
Summary:
 
In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals.

Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South. Meanwhile, Violet receives the commission of a lifetime: undertaking the funeral for a friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But her position remains precarious, especially when Graham disappears and she begins investigating a series of deaths among the poor. And the closer she gets to the truth, the greater the danger for them both…
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 404 pages
Expected Publication Date: February 26th 2013 by Kensington
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love that this has such a dark cover, and am intrigued by the summary. I've been hearing amazing things about the author's other historical fiction novels for a couple of years now and while I haven't had the chance to read her books I can't wait to give this one a try!
 
The Duchess of Drury Lane
 
Summary:
 
Passion, jealousy, scandal and betrayal – a true-life Regency Romance of the rise and fall of an extraordinary woman born into extraordinary times. Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day. It was while performing on Drury Lane that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William IV. Her twenty-year relationship with the Duke was one of great happiness and domesticity, producing ten children. But ultimately, Dorothy’s generous nature was her undoing and she was to be cruelly betrayed by the man she loved.
Summary taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 256 pages
Expected Publication Date: March 1st 2013 by Severn House Publishers
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
The cover is stunning, I'm always a sucker for a pretty dress on the cover and the summary of the book is really interesting. Thank goodness March isn't that far off!
 
Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

17 comments:

  1. OOHH LADY OF ASHES looks so creepy!! eeeks..Thanks for sharing, I haven't heard of that one!
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  2. I'm with you on both of these. They just look so good. I'm always up for a creepy book. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my post. Please check it out.

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

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  3. I definitely want to read Lady of Ashes :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Kat
    Wit and Sin

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  4. WOW. LADY OF ASHES. LE COVER. I'm dying of awesomeness. Here's my WoW.

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  5. Lady of Ashes sounds so good, definitely adding to the TBR.

    My WoW

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  6. Oooh, these are great picks. Lady Of Ashes has a great cover.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  7. Wauw the cover of 'Lady of Ashes' is *singing* amaaaazing!! Normally I don't read historical fiction, but maybe I should make an exemption with this one :-)
    My WoW

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  8. Lady of Ashes sounds interesting - hope it's worth the wait.

    My WOW this week has a touch of Indiana Jones and Michael Crichton to it!

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  9. Lady of Ashes looks like it'll be really good! Check put my WoW on my blog www.myviewpointonbooks.blogspot.com

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  10. Lady of Ashes will definitely go on my TBR Pile. I'm glad you shared it with us!

    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-01302013.html

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  11. gosh Kimberly these are both awesome picks and I am looking forward to reading them!

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  12. Two great choices, must look into.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday_30.html

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  13. Both of these do sound great! I'm especially excited for Lady of Ashes... so intriguing. Great picks!
    My WoW Pick!

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  14. Where do you find so interesting books?

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  15. OOOOOO, I lvoe the look of both of these, but Lady of Ashes looks amazing!!!! I have to check them out!!!! Great choices!!! :D

    My Wow Post!

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  16. Both of these sound awesome! I'm particularly intrigued by Lady of Ashes...lady undertaker? So cool! Thanks for sharing.

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