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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #105

 
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.
 
The Lost Duchess
 
Summary:
 
An epic Elizabethan adventure with a thriller pace and a high tension love story that moves from the palaces of England to the savage wilderness of the New World.

Emme Fifield has fallen about as far as a gentlewoman can.

Once a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, her only hope of surviving the scandal that threatens to engulf her is to escape England for a fresh start in the new America where nobody has ever heard of the Duchess of Somerset.

Emme joins Kit Doonan's rag-tag band of idealists, desperados and misfits bound for Virginia. But such a voyage will be far from easy and Emme finds her attraction to the mysterious Doonan inconvenient to say the least.

As for Kit, the handsome mariner has spent years imprisoned by the Spanish, and living as an outlaw with a band of escaped slaves; he has his own inner demons to confront, and his own dark secrets to keep...

Ever since Sir Walter Raleigh's settlement in Virginia was abandoned in 1587 its fate has remained a mystery; 'The Lost Duchess' explores what might have happened to the ill-starred 'Lost Colony' of Roanoke.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 448 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: November 7th 2013 by Ebury Press (Fiction)
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love books set in the Elizabethan era and I love a fallen heroine who tries to find her way in the world. This one has everything I need in a good historical fiction novel, a little romance, adventure and mystery.
 
The Last Queen of India
 
Summary:
 
When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even a country, but a collection of kingdoms on the subcontinent. But when the British arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, expecting its queen to forfeit her crown, they are met with a surprise. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male, one female—and rides into battle like Joan of Arc. Although her soldiers are little match against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi fights against an empire determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the perspective of Sita, one of the guards in Lakshmi's all-female army and the queen’s most trusted warrior, The Last Queen of India traces the astonishing tale of a fearless ruler making her way in a world dominated by men. In the tradition of her bestselling novel Nefertiti, which Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, called “a heroic story with a very human heart,” Michelle Moran once again brings a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction to rich, vibrant life.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: N/A
Expected Publication Date: July 3rd 2014 by Quercus
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
First let us take a moment and admire the absolutely stunning cover for this book.
Okay moment's over.
Now on to the summary. Doesn't it sound amazing? Sita's story is one I'm dying to read.
 
What are you waiting on this week?
 
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8 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy the book when you read it

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  2. Love the covers for these, and I also adore a good historical drama/romance. These look like great picks - and one of them even has an approval blurb from Diana Gabaldon. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenn @ Tale of Two Doxies

    My WoW

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  3. I haven't heard of either of these books, but they sound really good. I hope you'll like them. :)
    Here's my WoW

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  4. Love the cover of the first one, although I haven't heard of these before.
    Check out my WOW.

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  5. These are new to me. I hope you enjoy them!

    Check out our WOW.

    Also check out our OUAT 4 year Giveaway.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  6. I haven't heard of any of these but they look pretty interesting and worth checking out. Thanks for sharing.

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-otherwise-engaged/

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  7. They both have very pretty covers. Hope you get to read them soon.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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