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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #75

 
 
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: 
 
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20)
 
Summary:
 
Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.

It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.

With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 320 pages (Hardcover)
       Expected Publication Date:  November 19th 2013 by Bantam
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
After starting the Stephanie Plum series back in 2010 I got hooked and now Stephanie Plum is one of my favourite characters ever and I can't wait to see what kind of trouble she's going to get herself into this time.
 
The Harem Midwife
 
Summary:
 
Hannah and Isaac return in this opulent, riveting, and suspenseful tale--a continuation of the hugely successful Midwife of Venice.
      The Imperial Harem, Constantinople, 1579
Hannah and Isaac Levi, Venetians in exile, have set up a new life for themselves in Constantinople. Isaac runs a newly established business in the growing silk trade, while Hannah, the best midwife in all of Constantinople, plies her trade within the opulent palace of Sultan Murat III, tending to the thousand women of his lively and infamous harem. But one night, when Hannah is unexpectedly summoned to the palace, she's confronted with Zofia, a poor Jewish peasant girl who has been abducted and sold into the sultan's harem. The sultan favours her as his next conquest and wants her to produce his heir, but the girl just wants to return to her home and the only life she has ever known. What will Hannah do? Will she risk her life and livelihood to protect this young girl, or will she retain her high esteem in the eye of the sultan?
     An adventurous, opulent and deliciously exciting read, peopled with fascinating, unforgettable characters (a court eunuch; the calculating sultan's mother-in-law; the beguiling harem ladies; and a very mysterious young beauty from Venice who shows up on Hannah's doorstep causing much havoc), this novel is sure to please fans of The Midwife of Venice and extend Roberta's reputation as one of Canada's most loved historical fiction authors.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 320 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: October 29th 2013 by Doubleday Canada            
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I absolutely love historical fiction and I haven' read too much set in this time and era so this one is at the top of my wish list for the fall. The cover is gorgeous, the summary is intriguing and sounds so amazing, how can I not want to read this?
 
 
 
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

 
 

14 comments:

  1. I hope you like these books! That first one sounds really interesting!

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  2. Takedown Twenty! Dang I've only read the first three books in that series LOL I love it though!

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  3. Two interesting picks I've never heard of. Nice. :)

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  4. Nice picks. Thanks for sharing :)

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-59-fates-by-lanie.html

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  5. I used to be eager as a beaver to run to the library for the next Stephanie Plum novel. Now, I just want a final resolution in the Joe, Ranger, & Stephanie triangle from hell.

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  6. I love the sound of the Harem Midwife - I'll admit i haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books yet but I do have the first one on my kindle to check out.

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  7. Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

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  8. I've never been a historical fiction fan, but recently read the His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers which is historical fiction and loved it so maybe I will give Harem Midwife a try. Great picks!

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  9. I haven't tried Janet's books yet but I just read and enjoyed one her nieces. These are both great picks and you know I love historical fiction!

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  10. The Harem Mid-Wife caught my eye.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  11. Wow! I didn't realize there were that many books in the series already. I haven't started it yet but hope to one day.

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  12. Both looks like nice pics! Have a good day!!

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  13. Both looks like great books :) Never read any of them, but sound interesting :)

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  14. I have a feeling your going to enjoy book 20
    Team ranger all the way

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