Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)
These two upcoming releases caught my eye this week: a historical cozy mystery (because I wish I was on holiday still) and a historical novel by an author I trust (not to mention the book sounds like it will be good!).
Release Date: September 12, 2017 by Minotaur Books
Frances Brody returns with an intricate, absorbing plot while capturing the atmosphere and language of 1920s England in the eighth book of her cozy mystery series.
Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton deserves a break.
Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there. Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma's daughter Felicity has disappeared, leaving her mother a note and the pawn ticket for their only asset: a watch-guard.
What makes this more intriguing is the jeweler who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend.
Kate can't help but become involved, and goes to the jeweller's shop to get some answers. When she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, it becomes clear that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by town officials, keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic facade, it's up to Kate - ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden - to discover the truth behind Felicity's disappearance. [Goodreads Summary]
Release Date: September 12, 2017 by Ballantine Books
Do these sound like something you would like to read too?
A powerful novel about an orphan boy who is raffled off at Seattle’s 1909 World Fair, and the friends who teach him what it really means to have a family, from the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Inspired by a true story, this is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle world’s fair called the Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo. It is a time when the magical wonders of technology on display at the expo future seems limitless. But for Ernest, a half-Chinese orphan who found his way to America through a last desperate act of his beloved mother, every door is closed. A charity student at a boarding school, he has never really had a place to call home. Then one day, his wealthy sponsor announces that if a home is what he wants, then that is what he will have: Ernest will be offered as a prize in the daily raffle at the fair, advertised as “Healthy boy to a good home for the winning ticket holder.” The woman who “wins” him is the madam of a notorious brothel who was famous for educating her girls. He becomes a houseboy in her brothel and is befriended by the daughter of the madam, as well as a Japanese girl who works in the kitchen. The friendship and love between these three form the first real family Ernest has ever known. [Goodreads Summary]
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I plan to read Love and Other Consolation Prizes at some point. I heard it's really good.ReplyDelete
Christy - I am excited about Ford's book. It does sound good! Thanks for visiting!Delete
Both books sound good. I can't wait to read Love and Other Consolation Prizes too!ReplyDelete
Renee ~ My CWW
I am eager to read both of these, but especially Ford's book!Delete
These both sound like compelling reads. I would have loved to read that cozy historical novel while I was on vacation last week. And OMG, raffling off an orphan at the fair? I teared up at just the idea of that because it sounded so awful, but then immediately felt much better about it when I started reading the part about friendship and family. So yes, I'd definitely consider reading both of these, lol.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - I was thinking the same thing! Death At the Seaside would make a great vacation read. I loved Ford's The Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and am excited to read his upcoming book! Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne!Delete
Both sounds good, Wendy! I'm curious about Jamie Ford's latest since I enjoyed his first novel so much.ReplyDelete
Melody - I am eager to dive into that one as well. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Love and Other Consolation Prizes sounds amazing and ... bittersweet comes to mind. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Verushka - I am really looking forward to that one! Thank you.Delete
I can't wait to read Love and Other Consolation Prizes!ReplyDelete
Kathy - Me either! It sounds so good!Delete
I'm planning to read Love and Other Consolation Prizes myself. Hope we both enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
Lillian - I hope we both enjoy it too!Delete
These sound good, but I really like the sounds of Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Great picks.ReplyDelete
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Jenna - I do too! I can't wait to read it. :-)Delete
I've seen quite a few people who read and enjoy that mystery series so I bet it will be good. Nice choices this week!ReplyDelete
Barb - That is good news! I haven't read anything by Brody before so this will be my first. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
I have a copy of Love and Other Consolation Prizes, I am eager to check it out. The other is new to me, but it sounds fun.ReplyDelete
Heidi - It sounds good doesn't it? I hope we both enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!Delete
Both of these sound like books I'd want to read, but the premise of Love and Other Consolation Prizes is especially intriguing. :)ReplyDelete
Lark - Thank you! I am especially excited about that one as well. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Oooh! Both sound like cute reads! Great picks!ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking out my WoW!
Ronyell - Thank you!Delete
I might have to read Jamie Ford's new book. It has been a long time since I read his work. I hope you love both of these!ReplyDelete
Carole - I am really looking forward to Ford's book. I still haven't read his second one so that's on my list to read too. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
I am a huge fan of Jamie Ford. I will be definitely getting a hold of that one.ReplyDelete
I loved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Love the cover of Death at the Seaside, but the Ford book interests me more!ReplyDelete
Jenclair - I like both covers quite a bit, but I have to agree. I'm most excited about Ford's book. Although I am looking forward to the other one as well.Delete
Death at the Seaside is on my TBR. Love the cover and the premise. Definitely looks like my kind of book! Not as sure about the Jamie Ford though I'll be keeping an eye out for reviews.ReplyDelete
Katherine - I hope we both enjoy Death at the Seaside. It sounds like it will be good!Delete
Well, our "visitor" Hurricane Irma has gone on down (or rather "up") the pike after felling quite a few trees here in Miami. I haven't seen any structural damage to buildings, but seeing broken trees on the ground makes me tear up, as I ADORE trees.....ReplyDelete
Internet service (as well as phone service) has been spotty on my cell, but, thankfully, I have access to the Net on my laptop! Now I'm trying to catch up with my comment replies, comments back, and blog posts.
Your picks this (last) week are interesting, although I'm not so sure about the second book. The first one, though, really intrigues me, as I LOVE the 1920s setting, and even more so because it's in England, a country dear to my literary heart. Besides, I really need to read a cozy mystery at SOME point in my life, for goodness' sake, right? Lol.
Thanks so much for commenting on my CWW post, and for ALWAYS being so sweet!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)
Maria - I am so glad you and your husband are safe and okay! I thought of you the entire time Irma was making it's way through Florida, wondering how you were doing. Thank you for checking in!Delete
Take care of yourself!