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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #40


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:


A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story
 
Summary:
 
At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever.Cold, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside tells an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s younger sister.

Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as her father, Ricky, Porsche is also a natural born hustler. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart. Porsche—unique, young, and beautiful—will do whatever it takes to reclaim her status and return to her wealthy, loving family.

In A Deeper Love Inside, readers will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight. Souljah’s voice will again move your heart and soul and open your eyes to a shocking reality.
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 432 pages
Expected Publication Date: January 29th 2013 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books           

 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
So last week I read Midnight by Sister Souljah and I loved it even more than I loved The Coldest Winter ever which I read back in 2010 and since then I've wondered what happened to little Porsche Santiaga so needless to say I was estactic when a couple weeks ago I noticed that this would be coming out. I can't wait to read it!
 
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
 
Summary:
 
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal “modiste,” responsible not only for creating the First Lady’s gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.

Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley’s memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but in the decades since, Keckley’s story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Chiaverini brings history to life in rich, moving style.
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 352 pages
Expected Publication Date: January 15th 2013 by Dutton Adult   
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
As a Canadian I don't have much exposure to American history or the historical figures as I do with their Canadian counterparts but I do enjo reading fictional accounts about real people. I have it on good authority that this author is pretty good so I'm really looking forward to reading this book.
 
Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?



 

28 comments:

  1. Awesome picks. Thanks for sharing :)


    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  2. The Dressmaker sounds fascinating. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Both look so tempting! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by - that Sister Souljah cover is quite striking!

    Here's my WOW

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  5. I love all of the red on the A Deeper Love Inside cover! Very sexy. Great picks! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  6. I think it's hilarious that fiction about Lincoln is totally a sub-genre now. :-p

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  7. I have one of the same books on the list as you do. I also have a contest going on if you are interested stop by and check it out!

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  8. I really like the sounds of Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker. I'm not a huge non-fiction fan, but I love anything to do with fashion x politics. Great choices!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  9. Yes def waiting on A Deeper Love Inside. Love your picks. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. Great picks! I haven't read the series, but it sounds interesting. LOVE your blog! [New follower] :)
    -Beth [Vixen 2]


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  11. Great pick! This story sounds fascinating! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my WoW

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  12. I've got to say, this is the first time I'm coming across both of the books. But I love the red cover, so catchy. Great picks!

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  13. These are both new to me, but A Deeper Love Inside looks pretty darn interesting! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
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  14. Both book sounds really intriguing. And the covers are both so pretty! Great picks.

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  15. First time hearing about both of these. I'm not much of a historical fiction reader but I'd totally read both of these! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  16. I haven't heard of these, but sounds great.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  17. I haven't heard of any of them. But I really like the sound of the first one. The second one, meh.. not really my cup of tea, but it sound intriguing at least.

    Check out my WoW if you want :)
    I'm an old follower.

    Have a nice week!
    Kar @ Pause Time

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  18. Great picks! I hope you enjoy them.

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  19. The Lincoln book sounds GREAT! That might be one I need to get for our high school library! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy reading.

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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  20. Yeah, I love reading historical fiction and learning about history that I never would have learned about otherwise through books, as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  21. Great picks! I haven't heard of either of these before but they sound really interesting. Also they have gorgeous covers!

    Thanks for visiting my post!

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  22. Very nice. Haven't heard of these two books. These two books look interesting.

    Grace

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  23. Interesting WoW picks. They both look good even though they aren't my normal type of read. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

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  24. These are both new to me. I really like the covers.

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