Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Death of an Unsung Hero & The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One



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.)


Death of an Unsung Hero by Tess Arlen (320 pgs)
Release Date: March 13, 2018 by Minotaur
Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs. Jackson investigate a murder of a WWI officer with amnesia in the 20th-century English countryside.

Building on the success of her last three mysteries in the same series, Tessa Arlen returns us to the same universe in Death of an Unsung Hero with more secrets, intrigue, and charming descriptions of the English countryside.

In 1916, the world is at war and the energetic Lady Montfort has persuaded her husband to offer the dower house to the War Office as an auxiliary hospital for officers recovering from shell-shock with their redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson contributing to the war effort as the hospital’s quartermaster.

Despite the hospital’s success, the farming community of Haversham, led by the Monfort’s neighbor Sir Winchell Meacham, does not approve of a country-house hospital for men they consider to be cowards. When Sir Evelyn Bray, one of the patients, is found lying face down in the garden with his head bashed in, both Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson have every reason to fear that the War Office will close their hospital. Once again the two women unite their diverse talents to discover who would have reason to murder a war hero suffering from amnesia.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: This is the 4th in the Lady Montfort series, which I adore. From the time period to the characters to the mysteries themselves. I am especially a fan of Mrs. Jackson, the housekeeper. I cannot wait to see what Lady Montfort drags Mrs. Jackson into this time!


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The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace (208 pgs)
Release Date: March 6, 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.  [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: One of my personal goals this year is to read more poetry collections, and the title of this one was enough to grab my attention and make me want to read it. I have another collection by the author in my TBR pile at the moment, The Princess Saves Herself In This One. How can I resist an author whose books carry these titles?


Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?

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28 comments:

  1. I don’t know if these are my cup of tea exactly, but a good mystery series always gets a second look from me!

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    1. Verushka - I love historical mysteries, and have enjoyed this series quite a bit.

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  2. I read the first Lady Montfort and liked it, and I'm excited that there's three more to get to. I need to get with the program on these!

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    1. Greg - It is a good series,I think. I hope you enjoy the rest of it when you get to it!

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  3. I haven't read the Lady Montfort series but it sounds like something I'd like! I'm going to check her earlier books out!

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    1. Eustacia - I really enjoy it. I like the time period, and the characters are fun.

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  4. I've heard good things about The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Look at you - poetry about witches? LOL

    I love the cover on the Tessa Arlen book, but I've not read the series as yet.

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    1. Kay - The poetry book seems to be too good to pass up given the subject matter. :-) I enjoy Arlen's series. It has a bit of a Downton Abbey feel to it.

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  6. I don't think it's my kind of book but I love the title of The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One.

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  7. I'm eager to read the new Tessa Arlen and catch up with Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson!

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    1. Jenclair - I hope to read it soon. I just love Mrs. Jackson. :-)

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  8. They both sound like will be good ones, I’m especially curious about The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One. Great pick.

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    1. Jenea - Hopefully they will be as good as they sound!

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  9. The colors in the skyline of Death of an Unsung Hero are absolutely gorgeous. I can see why it caught your attention.

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    1. Barb - I think so too. It's a lovely background.

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  10. I'm always a sucker for historical whodunits - and this one sounds lovely:)

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    1. Sarah - I have enjoyed the series so far and am looking forward to this one. :-)

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  11. Oooo I like the sound of Death of an Unsung Hero. I want to read that! Off to my TBR list! =)

    Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday

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    1. Mary - It sounds good, doesn't it? It's part of one of my favorite series. I can't wait to read it.

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  12. I've got Death of an Unsung Hero on my TBR and am really looking forward to it!

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    1. Katherine - I think it will be good. I hope so, anyway. :-) I hope you enjoy it too!

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  13. Both sound great. The Arlen book because I have had the whole series on my TBR and the other one because I enjoy poetry and that title is awesome!

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    1. Iliana - I hope you enjoy the Lady Montfort series when you get to it. I couldn't resist a poetry book with that title. :-)

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