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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #91

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.
A Traitor's Tears: An Ursula Blanchard Elizabethan Mystery
July, 1573. Recently widowed, Ursula Blanchard is living a quiet life on her Surrey estate, caring for her infant son. But her peaceful existence is shattered when Ursula's neighbour Jane Cobbold is found dead in her own flowerbed, stabbed through the heart with a silver dagger - and Ursula's manservant Brockley is arrested for the crime. Determined to prove Brockley's innocence, Ursula seeks help from her old mentor Lord Burghley. But when a second death occurs and the queen's new spymaster, Francis Walsingham, gets involved, once again Ursula is reluctantly drawn into matters of espionage and affairs of state
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 240 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: March 1st 2014 by Creme de la Crime
Why I'm Waiting:
I'm currently listening to the 4th book in the Ursula Blanchard series since my library only has the first 5 or 6 in e-audiobook format and the rest in print. I love the series and highly recommend it and was so glad that I was able to get over my audio book dislike. I had no idea that the series was still being written so when I found out that the 12 book would be out next year I had to include it in this week's WoW list, even though I refuse to read its summary for fear of spoilers.
Veil of Time
In the tradition of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, a woman finds herself transported to ancient Scotland and to nobleman Fergus, brother of the king. Fergus desperately wants Maggie to stay and create a life with him, but she’s torn. Will she choose her future or his past?

In the wake of her divorce, Maggie leaves her native Glasgow to rent a cottage at Dunadd, an ancient hill fort where the early kings of Scotland were crowned. With only the hill and the view of the sea for company, Maggie is hoping to finish a thesis on medieval witch burnings she started long ago. But Maggie’s past doesn’t allow for much peace and quiet: there is the impending surgery to cure her epilepsy; the recent death of her young daughter, Ellie, from the same illness; and her teenage son Graeme at boarding school who is still reeling from his sister’s death.

Maggie slips into the eighth century during a seizure and finds herself back in Dunadd’s heyday, but it seems more than just a dream. The druidess in her hut at the top of the fort seems more real than the witches Maggie is writing about in her thesis. Fergus, the handsome brother of the king, certainly seems more than an illusion when he reaches for her. And his daughter Illa could be Ellie’s double returned to life over a millennium before her birth. As Maggie keeps returning to Fergus’s world, her surgery approaches, and soon she’ll be forced to make an impossible choice: return to her son in the present or make a new life with Fergus and Illa in the past.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 416 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: March 11th 2014 by Gallery Books
Why I'm Waiting:
As soon as I saw the amazing cover for this one I had to find out what it was about. When I found out it was written in the style of Outlander, but different as well I had to add it since I'm a huge Outlander fan and this one sounds AMAZING and I really would love an ARC of it.
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I'm super intrigued by Veil of Time. There was a somewhat similar book released in the '60s or '70s called The Mirror, and it's about a grandmother + daughter who switch places. It's interesting - you should check it out if you get the chance! :]

    Also, great picks, as usual!!

    -Jess My WoW

  2. I'm really interested in Veil of Time, it sounds really cool. This reminds me that I still need to read Outlander.

  3. This series looks interesting so I'll have to start it, especially since you've been listening to it on audio. I love finding new audio series to listen to! Great pick!

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  4. Great picks! Thanks for sharing. Check out our WOW
    Nahomi @ Books & Swoons

  5. I'm hoping for an ARC of Veil of Time also -- sounds amazing!


  6. I am happy to hear that you are getting over your dislike for audio books. A good reader can really plus a book experience. :)


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