Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Belle Epoque

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

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
Pub. Date: June 11, 2013

Goodreads says, "When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive.  Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect foil. But Isabelle has no idea her new "friend" is the hired help, and Maude's very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose."

I am completely intrigued by the synopsis; plus, it takes place in 19th Century Paris.  Can't wait for this one! What do you guys think?


  1. I hadn't heard of this before but I enjoy historical fiction and this has an unusual premise. Not sure how "historical" it will be...

  2. What a cool plot and idea. I'm usually not a fan of historical fiction but this does sound pretty great. :)

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  3. I haven't read any historical fiction in a while - must rectify that in 2013. This one looks good! I love a Paris setting! :)

  4. This sounds great. I love the concept.

  5. This sounds very good. I will have to check it out. Great pick! Have a Merry Christmas :)

  6. Sounds fun! I love the font on the cover too.

  7. Interesting synopsis! I haven't heard of this book, but might read it when it comes!


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