Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.
Release Date: March 9, 2021 by Berkley
It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis.
When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.
Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: Everything about this historical fiction novel calls to me.
Release Date: March 2, 2021 by Berkley
A princess is missing, and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club—an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women—Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves—and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.
Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family—the royalty who has never claimed her. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I haven't made it this far into the series yet, but having loved the first book, I will definitely be reading it when I get the chance!
Do Surviving Savannah and An Unexpected Peril interest you? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading?
I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I bought a copy of this at a local indie bookstore just because it is written by Patrick Ness. I loved his Chaos Walking Trilogy and had been wanting to try something else by him and this one sounded really good. And yet there it sits on my shelf. Still waiting its turn.
Have you read The Rest of Us Just Live Here? Does this book sound like something you would like to read?
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I want to try raybourn's books. they look so good!ReplyDelete
Greg - They are such fun! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Surviving Savannah sounds like a good read. Aside from the setting and the premise, I also think it's inspiring to read about women who fight for survival under dire circumstances.ReplyDelete
Melody - I find it inspiring too. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Surviving Savannah sounds fascinating!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - I think so too! Thank you for visiting. :-)Delete
I haven't got to a Raybourn for a very long time. Loved the Julia Grey series so much.ReplyDelete
Hope you and your family are all staying safe.
Mystica - I only read one of the Julia Grey books and I really enjoyed it. It's what turned me onto Raybourn's writing. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Deanna Raybourn is an author I've yet to read, so I'm looking at that series with interest - but it's got to be the Patrick Ness story! What a fabulous premise:))ReplyDelete
Sarah - I love the sound of the Patrick Ness story. I really should pull it off the shelf soon and read it.Delete
Loving the idea of a Books from the Backlog feature as like many of us I too have an embarrassing number of books begging to be read.ReplyDelete
Of the books you share today it is An Unexpected Peril that caught my eye but having read the synopsis of all three books it is Surviving Savannah that I can most see myself reading.
Good luck with that backlog, happy reading.
Felicity - I wish I didn't so easily stray from them. So many still sound so good too--otherwise I wouldn't still want to read them. I just need to make time for them.Delete
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I LOVED The Rest of Us Just Live Here!!ReplyDelete
Stephanie - I am glad to hear you loved The Rest of Us Just Live Here. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
All three books sound good to me. Hope you enjoy them!ReplyDelete
Laura - I hope so too! Thank you!Delete
Oooh! I love the cover to Unexpected Peril! Great picks!ReplyDelete
Here’s my WoW!
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Ronyell - I really like that cover too. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Surviving Savanah is on my wishlist. It really looks like a good read.ReplyDelete
Yvonne - I hope we both love it when we get a chance to read it! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Surviving Savannah sounds amazing. I totally want to read that one. :)ReplyDelete
Lark - I look forward to it. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I love the cover for An Unexpected Peril! I like the idea of Books from the backlog. Don't we all have an unhealthy number of books we want to read, but haven't yet.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy all of your picks!
Sandra - LOL I think you are right. Especially us book bloggers. ;-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I've been meaning to start the Veronica Speedwell for ages now. I've heard good things about it. I hope you enjoy all of these books. :)ReplyDelete
Suzanne - I really enjoyed the first book. Just need to get a move on on the rest of the series. LOL Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Deanna Raybourn is an author I hope to read one of these days. Her books sound right up my alley. And that Patrick Ness book sounds really good too. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Ashley - I enjoy her books and hope you will give her a try! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I thoroughly enjoyed Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan, so I expect I'll like Surviving Savannah, too. And the Veronica Speedwell books have been on my TBR list for a while!ReplyDelete
Lisa - I haven't read Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I'll have to give that one a try too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The Non-Fiction looks so good. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/02/cant-wait-wednesday-on-thursday-once.html.ReplyDelete
Paige - I'm excited about the historical fiction novel. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I love the Chaos Walking Trilogy, but beside A Monster Calls, I don't think I've read anything else by him. Hope you enjoy these titles!ReplyDelete
Alicia - Thank you! I hope so too!Delete
One of these days I will read all the books on my Kindle. I haven't read any of these books but they sound fun.ReplyDelete
Mary - That is one of my goals too. LOL Thank you for visiting!Delete
I have so many Patrick Ness books to read! I am pretty sure that I have this one. The new Veronica Speedwell book is fantastic and Surviving Savannah sound great!ReplyDelete
Carole - Me too! I keep collecting these authors' books and actually need to read them. LOL Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I haven't heard of these books before but they sound really intriguing!ReplyDelete
Jess - Thank you!Delete
I still need to read something by Deanna Raybourn. That first one being touted as the southern Titanic really intrigues me as well! Thanks for sharing these! And thanks for visiting my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature.ReplyDelete
Lisa - Her books are such fun! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I really want to read Saving Savannah. I like historical fiction and this is an even I know nothing about.ReplyDelete
Carla - I hadn't heard about this particular steamship either. I'm looking forward to finding out more about it. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I loved An Unexpected Peril. Not my favorite of the series but they are all strong entries. Hope you love it.ReplyDelete
Barb - I'm glad to hear it! I can't wait to read it. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I love the premise for The Rest of Us justlive here! I'm so gladthis is now on my radar!ReplyDelete
Verushka - Me too. I don't know why I haven't read it yet. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Surviving Savannah sounds the most interesting to me. I don't particularly like how basically everything is WWII historical fiction. This surrounding a sunken steamship sounds so different and unique.ReplyDelete
Adriana - Not all historical fiction can be about WWII, right? :-) I am really looking forward to Surviving Savannah. Thank you for visiting!Delete