Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: That Summer

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

That Summer by Lauren Willig
Pub. Date: June 3, 2014


Goodreads says, "2009: When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it’s a joke. She hasn't been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only in her nightmares. But when she arrives at Herne Hill to sort through the house—with the help of her cousin Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas—bits of memory start coming back. And then she discovers a pre-Raphaelite painting, hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, and a window onto the house's shrouded history begins to open...1849: Imogen Grantham has spent nearly a decade trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, Arthur. The one bright spot in her life is her step-daughter, Evie, a high-spirited sixteen year old who is the closest thing to a child Imogen hopes to have. But everything changes when three young painters come to see Arthur's collection of medieval artifacts, including Gavin Thorne, a quiet man with the unsettling ability to read Imogen better than anyone ever has. When Arthur hires Gavin to paint her portrait, none of them can guess what the hands of fate have set in motion.From modern-day England to the early days of the Preraphaelite movement, Lauren Willig's That Summer takes readers on an un-put-downable journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman’s search for the truth about her past—and herself."
Doesn't this sound like an incredible read and one that would be great for the summertime? I love a good historical read on the beach, especially one with a captivating mystery. I've enjoyed Willig's The Ashford Affair and The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, so I am excited to check this one out. What do you guys think?

14 comments:

  1. This sounds great!! I wish someone would leave me a home outside of London :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Here is my WoW: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/02/waiting-on-wednesday-finally-forever-by.html

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  2. Oooooooooooooooooooo I love the idea of finding an old treasure like this. Fun pick!

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    1. Yes, me too! I thought the premise was great. Thanks for visiting, Juju!

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  3. I want to live in that house. It is making me crave sunshine so badly. Is is total ice storm city where you live, too? Anyway, this does sound really interesting. I'll keep my eye out. Great pick!

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    1. Me too…yes, Natalie!! We have had a ton of snow and ice. I am so ready for spring. Thanks for visiting my WoW. Stay warm!

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  4. Ohhh this sounds like an adult fiction I could sink my teeth into! Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Yes, I agree….definitely sounds like a captivating mystery. Thank you for dropping by!

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  5. I love Lauren's work! Good pick......here's my WOW :-)

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  6. I have enjoyed a lot of Lauren Willig's novels and this one sounds appealing to me too. At first I thought she was writing a contemporary so I was glad to see there is a historical thread to it as well. Great pick!

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    1. Me too. I love the historical piece in this novel. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  7. Ohhhh! This book definitely does sound like a great summer read! I loooooove books about summer. I'm going to have to check this out!

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    1. Me too. They are my absolute favorite. Thanks for dropping by, Christy!

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