Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday


  
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further adieu, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . . 


The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: A Novel 
Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date:  October 9, 2018


From Goodreads:  “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”

1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.

1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.


My Thoughts:  I am a huge historical fiction fan, and it seems time I make room on my reading list for Hazel Gaynor, who comes very highly recommended by reading friends and bloggers.



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3 comments:

  1. Doesn't this one sound good? Putting it on my list as well. An author I have meant to try.

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  2. This era of time is so fascinating. This sounds like it will be such a great read too.

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  3. What a lovely cover! And it sounds like an interesting book - I'm growing to love the stories told from two different eras.

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