Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Cinders & Sapphires

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Pub. Date: January 22, 2013

Goodreads says, "Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada. For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept. Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton."

*This one sounds like the love child of Downton Abbey and The Luxe series.  Love it!


  1. Great pick! I got the e-ARC from Netgalley and I am looking forward to starting it. I agree that it also reminds me of The Luxe and I hope I will like it more than Wentworth Hall.

  2. Yep -- I sense "Downton" being channeled here, and I love it! That cover is lovely. Definitely adding this to my wishlist -- thanks for bringing it to my attention! (And yay for "Downton" coming back in just a few months... can't wait!)

  3. I hadn't heard of this one before and it's not really my type of favorite reads but I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
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  4. Oooo.... scandal. This sounds like it could be a great read, and I love period novels! :) Great pick!

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  5. This sounds so good! Have to add it to my list.
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  6. Wow, now this is a book for me. I love Downton and Luxe. Thanks for telling me about it!

  7. I've totally been looking forward to this one! I love the idea and the cover is cute and quaint! Here's to hoping we both like it! :)*cheers*
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    XOXO, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  8. This looks like a good one! LOL, I hear so much about Downtown Abbey---I'll have to check it out sometime!

  9. At first I thought this was a continuation of the Cayla Kluver series because the covers look so similar and I was all confused:) I get confused easily though ;-) And this:

    "where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels."



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