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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #117

 
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.
 
The Ripper's Wife
 
Summary:
 
It begins as a fairytale romance-a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb.

From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James's secrets are infinitely darker-he has a mistress, an arsenic addiction, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband's depravity until she discovers his diary-and in it, a litany of bloody deeds...
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 384 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: October 28th 2014 by Kensington
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love historical fiction and I love the creative license the author has taken. We don't know much about Jack the Ripper so what if he was married? Shouldn't his "wife" share her side of the story?
 
The Barefoot Queen: A Novel
 
Summary:
 
A historical epic full of bravery and romance that follows two women as they make a life for themselves in 18th-century Spain.

It's January of 1748. Caridad is a recently freed Cuban slave wondering the streets of Seville. Her master is dead and she has nowhere to go. When her path crosses with Milagros Carmona's-a young, rebellious gypsy-the two women are instantly inseparable. Milagros introduces Caridad to the gypsy community, an exotic fringe society that will soon change her life forever. Over time they each fall in love with men who are fiercely loyal and ready to fight to the death for their rights as a free people. When all gypsies are declared outlaws by royal mandate, life in their community becomes perilous. They soon find themselves in Madrid-a city of passion and dancing, but also a treacherous one full of smugglers and thieves. Caridad and Milagros must help in the gypsy's struggle against society and its laws in order to stay together; it's a dangerous battle that cannot, and will not, be easily won. From the tumultuous bustle of Seville to the theatres of Madrid, The Barefoot Queen is a historical fresco filled with charaters that live, love, suffer, and fight for what they believe.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 752 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: November 25th 2014 by Crown (first published 2013)            
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I haven't read many historical fiction novels set in Spain in this time period but I've heard wonderful things about this author so I'm desperately waiting for the English translation to come out this fall. Plus I love the cover.
 
What are you waiting on?
 
 
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14 comments:

  1. Loving the look of Rippers Wife... thanks for sharing :-)

    http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com

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  2. I'm not a particularly huge historicals fan, but my friend Nick loves them a lot. Plus, the Spain one? I don't think she has read one with that setting either so can't wait to rec her some:) Thanks for sharing!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. Woot! That's the great thing about this meme you find books for other people :)

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  3. Jack the Ripper, married? That's really a new take on the story. And the Barefoot Queen sounds like it has awesome Hispano temperament and fire. Two awesome picks!
    My WoW

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  4. Both sound interesting (I like historical fiction), but I think it's the Ripper's Wife that I'm most curious about.

    Here's my WOW.

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  5. Sounds like a pretty neat little twist to Jack the Ripper. Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  6. Both sound really interesting! I hadn't heard about either but I'm definitely adding them both to my TBR, Thanks for sharing :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

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  7. I signed up for the book tour for The Ripper's Wife. I can't wait!

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    1. You're so lucky Diana! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for your review :)

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