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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #76

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: 

LONDON, 1812: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy catcher. She must identify her father’s savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping.

Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master.

Lord Aldridge’s insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle’s every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is—and, in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger when her only hope for survival is to remain invisible.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 352 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: October 22nd 2013 by Gallery Books
Why I'm Waiting:
I loved the last book I read by Michelle Diener and am a huge historical fiction lover so when I saw that she had a new book coming out I knew I had to feature it on my Waiting on Wednesday list. She's an amazing writer and October can't get here soon enough for me to read this one.
Judy Nunn has sold over one million books worldwide. Elianne, her new bestseller, is a sweeping story of wealth, power, privilege and betrayal, set on a grand sugar cane plantation in Queensland.In the tough world of Queensland sugar mills, it's not only cane that is crushed ...In 1881 ‘Big Jim’ Durham, an English soldier of fortune and profiteer, ruthlessly creates for Elianne Desmarais, his young French wife, the finest of the great sugar mills of the Southern Queensland cane fields, and names it in her honour.The massive estate becomes a self-sufficient fortress, a cane-consuming monster and home to hundreds of workers, but ‘Elianne’ and its masters, the Durham Family, have dark and distant secrets; secrets that surface in the wildest and most inflammatory of times, the 1960s.For Kate Durham and her brothers Neil and Alan, freedom is the catchword of the decade.Young Australians leap to the barricades of the social revolution. Rock ‘n’ roll, the Pill, the Vietnam War, the rise of Feminism, Asian immigration and the Freedom Ride join forces to rattle the chains of traditional values.The workers leave the great sugar estates as mechanisation lessens the need for labour. And the Durham family, its secrets exposed, begins its fall from grace...
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: N/A
Expected Publication Date: November 1st 2013 by Random House Australia
Why I'm Waiting:
First the publication date is for Australia so I have no idea when it will be available to international readers like myself but I am so excited to read this book. I've always loved tales from Australia and historical fiction being one of my favourite genres I can't wait to read this one.
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I never heard of either of these. Nice choices. Thanks!

  2. Chef and Spy... I like it!

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  3. I don't read that many historical fiction novels, but Banquet of Lies sounds so good that I had to add it to my Goodreads TBR List! Thank you for sharing! My WoW

  4. Awesome! The first one seems really interesting. Thanks for sharing! :D
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  5. I haven't heard of either of these but both of them sound awesome. The first one I'm definitely going to be checking out. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love historical fiction as well! This sounds really interesting! :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday!

  7. The First one caught my eye.

  8. These are both excellent choices, I have Banquet of Lies..i just love the author :)

  9. Banquet of Lies looks great. I haven't read anything by this author before so I'm definitely going to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WOW


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