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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #55

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:
The Disgrace of Kitty Grey
Kitty is living a happy, carefree life as a dairymaid in the countryside. The grand family she is employed by looks after her well, and she loves her trade, caring for the gentle cows and working in the cool, calm dairy. And then, of course, there is Will, the river man who she thinks is very fond of her, and indeed she is of him. Surely he will ask her to marry him soon? Then one day disaster strikes: Will disappears. Kitty is first worried and then furious. She fears that Will has only been leading her on all this time, and has now gone to London to make his fortune, forgetting about her completely. So when Kitty is asked to go to London to pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice, the latest novel by the very fashionable Jane Austen, Kitty leaps at the chance to track down Will. But Kitty has no idea how vast London is, and how careful she must be. It is barely a moment before eagle-eyed pickpockets have spotted the country-born-and-bred Kitty and relieved her of her money and belongings. Dauntingly fast, she has lost her only means of returning home and must face the terrifying prospect of stealing in order to survive - and of being named a thief ...
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 288 pages
Expected Publication Date: May 9th 2013 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like it's going to be one of the better young adult historical fiction novels but only time will tell. If the story is as good as the summary and cover look than I think it'll be great.
Lighthouse Bay
From the author of Wildflower Hill, this breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay.

In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne, who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. This gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family. But whom can she trust in Lighthouse Bay?

Fast-forward to 2011: after losing her lover, Libby Slater leaves her life in Paris to return to her hometown of Lighthouse Bay, hoping to gain some perspective and grieve her recent loss. Libby also attempts to reconcile with her sister, Juliet, to whom she hasn’t spoken in twenty years. Libby did something so unforgivable, Juliet is unsure if she can ever trust her sister again.

In these two adventurous love stories, both Isabella and Libby must learn that letting go of the past is the only way to move into the future. The answers they seek lie in Lighthouse Bay.
Summary & Cover take from
Length: 432 pages
Expected Publication Date: April 9th 2013 by Touchstone
Why I'm Waiting:
I absolutely loved Wildflower Hill when I read it this past summer, you can see my review here. I love the way Kimberley Freeman writes and I can't wait to read her newest novel and be swept away by her gift for writing.

What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. You don't come across too many ya historicals, so great find! I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Arlene @ WinterHaven Books
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  2. Well this looks adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. These look great. I love the cover of the first, it looks like a painting. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Oh, wow, they both look so good! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

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  5. Two good choices, enjoy!

  6. I am curious about Lighthouse Bay, these are both wonderful choices! My WoW

  7. These look great! But especially The Disgrace of Kitty Grey. :) I love your blog. I found you on Goodreads. :) Check out my blog too? Hope you are reading something good!

    ~Sabrina@iheart y.a.fiction


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