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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #110

 
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.
 
Fallen
 
Summary:
 
Fallen by Lia Mills - a remarkable love story amidst the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising

Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dreaded: her beloved twin brother, Liam, has been killed on the Western Front.

A year later, when her home city of Dublin is suddenly engulfed in violence, Katie finds herself torn by conflicting emotions. Taking refuge in the home of a friend, she meets Hubie Wilson, a friend of Liam's from the Front. There unfolds a remarkable encounter between two young people, both wounded and both trying to imagine a new life. Lia Mills has written a novel that can stand alongside the works of Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker and Louisa Young.
Summary & Cover taken from
Goodreads.com
Length: 288 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: June 5th 2014 by Penguin Ireland 
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I don't read much historical fiction set in the early 1900s but the fact that this one is set in Dublin really caught my eye since I love fiction set in Ireland.

Sisters of Treason

Summary:

From the author of Queen’s Gambit, which People magazine called, “A must-read for Philippa Gregory fans,” a gripping historical novel about two sisters who tread as dangerously close to the crown as their tragic sister, Lady Jane Grey, executed after just nine days on the throne.

Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.

Neither sister is well suited to a dangerous life at court. Flirtatious Lady Catherine, thought to be the true heir, cannot control her compulsion to love and be loved. Her sister, clever Lady Mary, has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection equates to goodness—and both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is more curse than blessing. For either girl to marry without royal permission would be a potentially fatal political act. It is the royal portrait painter, Levina Teerlinc, who helps the girls survive these troubled times. She becomes their mentor and confidante, but when the Queen’s sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, life at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters. Ultimately each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her Queen, risk her life, and find the safety and love she longs for.

From “a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction,” (People) Sisters of Treason brings to vivid life the perilous and romantic lives of two little known young women who played a major role in the complex politics of their day.

Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 448 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: July 8th 2014 by Simon & Schuster

Why I'm Waiting:

I love books set in this era of English history and I've heard some absolutely wonderful things about this author's writing.
 
What are you waiting on?
 
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4 comments:

  1. The book blurbs for these two books are really intriguing. Novels set in war time is really not my cup of tea and my favorite for historical fiction is of course historical regency romance. :) But I hope you enjoy reading these two Kimberly. :)

    My WoW pick :)

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  2. This is definitely not something I would normally read, but once in a while I try and read outside my comfort zone. This sounds like a great choice!

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