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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #85

 
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.
 
Solsbury Hill: A Novel of Wuthering Heights
 
Summary:
 
"Susan Wyler's contemporary take on a classic love story is utterly beguiling. Solsbury Hill is a gorgeously well-written tale of a fraught love affair that takes you from New York to the wild gothic setting of the Yorkshire moors."—Fiona Neill, author of Slummy Mummy and What the Nanny Saw
The windswept moors of England, a grand rustic estate, and a love story of one woman caught between two men who love her powerfully—all inspired by Emily Bronte’s beloved classic, Wuthering Heights. Solsbury Hill brings the legend of Catherine and Heathcliff, and that of their mysterious creator herself, into a contemporary love story that unlocks the past.

When a surprise call from a dying aunt brings twenty-something New Yorker Eleanor Abbott to the Yorkshire moors, and the family estate she is about to inherit, she finds a world beyond anything she might have expected. Having left behind an American fiance, here Eleanor meets Meadowscarp MacLeod—a young man who challenges and changes her. Here too she encounters the presence of Bronte herself and discovers a family legacy they may share.

With winds powerful enough to carve stone and bend trees, the moors are another world where time and space work differently. Remanants of the past are just around a craggy, windswept corner. For Eleanor, this means ancestors and a devastating romantic history that bears on her own life, on the history of the novel Wuthering Heights, and on the destinies of all who live in its shadow.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 304 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: April 1st 2014 by Riverhead Trade
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
So I still have yet to read Wuthering Heights but I'm determined to read it before the end of the year and if I can't get to it by then I'm going to read it in January. I love novels like this and can't wait to read it.
 
The Island of Doves
 
Summary:
 
Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of a courageous woman who is desperate for freedom and of those who will risk everything to help her…

Susannah Fraser lives in one of Buffalo’s finest mansions, but her monstrous husband makes the home a terrible prison. When a local nun offers to help her escape, Susannah boards a steamship headed for Mackinac Island and a chance at freedom.

Magdelaine Fonteneau has seen her share of tragedy—a husband murdered before her eyes, two sisters lost—and she sees offering Susannah refuge in her island home as atonement for her many regrets. This act of kindness changes Susannah in ways she never could have imagined as she finds solace in the company of others who carry their own secrets and scars. Only together can they untangle their pasts—and find a future bright with the promise of new life….
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 368 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: April 1st 2014 by Berkley Trade
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love historical fiction especially period novels with strong female characters which this one seems to have so I'm really looking forward to giving this one a try.
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 
 

12 comments:

  1. Interesting picks. I wasn't a huge fan of Wuthering Heights but these types of books always catch my eye. Here's my WoW.

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  2. I'm not a fan of Wuthering Heights as well. But I may try out this re-telling novel. Here's my WoW: http://thegirlmeetsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/waiting-on-wednesday-no-good-duke-goes-unpunished/

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  3. I haven't heard of these two yet, but the cover of the first one is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)
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  4. Lovely picks. Thanks for sharing :)

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/10/waiting-on-wednesday-70-vitro-mad.html

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  5. I loved Wuthering Heights. Both your picks look good. Thanks.

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  6. I've never really cared for Wuthering Heights -- but these both sound really interesting!

    Lisa
    My Wednesday Post

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  7. Both sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Check out our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  8. love your site layout & you have a new follower ;)

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  9. This two are new for me, thank you for sharing.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  10. These both sound good! I'm a Wuthering Heights fan & I like historical fiction, too! I'll have to check them out! http://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/waiting-on-wednesday-6/

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  11. I haven't heard of either one, but I'll be sure to add them to my TBR pile. Great picks! :)

    Waiting on Wednesday
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  12. I haven't read Wuthering Heights either but really love the sound of Solsbury Hill. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
    My WoW Pick!

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