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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #118

 
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 Golden Widows
 
Summary:
 
Two young women on opposing sides find their lives wrecked by battle...can they be restored by love?
As sister to Warwick the Kingmaker and cousin to the new youngKing Edward IV, Kate Neville finds herself on the winning side of the latest bloody battle of the War of the Roses — and under pressure to marry again. Kate’s family want to ensure her new husband will be someone they control, such as the king’s handsome chamberlain, Lord William Hastings, but Kate is refusing. Hastings has a reputation as a womaniser and she wants a man who won’t betray her like her first husband did. But the debonair Hastings is determined to win her heart. Can she thwart her brother’s plans for her?
Elysabeth Woodville is a beautiful young woman, much adored by her husband, Sir John Grey. But when he is killed in battle on the losing side and named as a traitor, his estate is seized by the Yorkists and Elysabeth finds herself penniless and friendless. In her desperate struggle to restore her sons’ inheritance, she finds herself not only kneeling before her enemy but winning his heart. Is she is too proud to become his mistress? Or does the King of England love her enough to ignore his friends’ advice and make her his queen?
In the precarious peace of a bloody civil war, can love heal wounds and
reunite families?
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: N/A
Expected Publication Date: August 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love historical fiction and I've always been interested in the War of the Roses so as soon as I saw this one I had to have it on today's list.
 
How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair
 
Summary:
 
A true tale of greed, lust, deceit, theft, charlatanry, kidnapping, and assassination in the final years of Marie Antoinette’s court.
In 1785, a sensational trial began in Paris that would divide the country and captivate Europe. A prominent Catholic cardinal stood accused of forging the queen’s signature to steal the most expensive piece of jewelry in Europe: Marie Antoinette’s diamond necklace. The revelations from the trial would send the French monarchy headfirst into a bloody revolution.

In How to Ruin a Queen
, award-winning author Jonathan Beckman tells of political machinations and enormous extravagance; of kidnappings, prison breaks, and assassination attempts; of hapless French police in disguise, reams of lesbian pornography, and a duel fought with poisoned pigs. It is a detective story, a courtroom drama, a tragicomic farce, and a study of credulity and self deception in the Age of Enlightenment.
Summary & Cover taken from
Goodreads.com
Length: 408 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 by Da Capo Press
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
This one is non-fiction but sounds amazing and I'm quite interested in Marie Antoinette so this one is definitely one that I'm looking forward to reading.
 
What are you waiting on?
 
 
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7 comments:

  1. Great picks. Both have lovely covers. I haven't read any historical fiction of late so these are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday :)

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  2. Historical Romance!! YESS!! looks good :)

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  3. I've been seeing some amazing looking historical fiction lately and the Golden Widows looks great. I'm really intrigued by How to Ruin a Queen as well.

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  4. Ooh this sounds like a great historical fiction book! I'll have to check it out when it comes out.

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  5. Great picks. This is the first that I've heard of this one, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  6. Thanks for sharing I'm waiting on Deborah Harkness The Book Of Life

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  7. You picked two interesting reads. I dont read many histroical fiction. My WOW http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2014/06/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

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