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.)
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!
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?
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