Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Other Daughter

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

The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
Pub. Date: June 2, 2015



Goodreads says, "Raised by her widowed mother in genteel poverty in an isolated English village, for the past six years Rachel Woodley has been working in France as a nursery governess. When her mother unexpectedly dies, she returns to England to clear out the cottage, and finds a scrapbook full of cuttings from London society pages—all pictures of her supposedly deceased father, very much alive. He's an earl, socially prominent, with another daughter who is living a charmed life: a debutante, much photographed, and engaged to a rising Tory MP. Rachel's cousin confirms the horrible truth: her father is alive, with a legitimate, acknowledged family. Which makes Rachel...not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past—even her very name—is a lie. Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel enters into an uneasy alliance with a mysterious man-about-town, who promises her access to her father. With his help, Rachel sets herself up in London under a new identity and insinuates herself into the party-going crowd of Bright Young Things, with a steely determination to unveil her father's perfidy and bring his—and her half-sister's—charmed world crashing down. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn't as simple it appears; and that Rachel herself might just be falling for her sister's fiancé."
How fabulous does this book sound? I love complicated revenge stories and this one seems to fit the bill; plus, the setting of London and the "party-going crowd of Bright Young Things" sounds like something I'd enjoy.  I really enjoyed Willig's other historical novel, The Ashford Affair, so I immediately added this one to my TBR list. What do you guys think?

6 comments:

  1. Oooo falling for her sister's fiance? That can't end well Christina! I'm beyond curious now though, I need to know how everything plays out:)

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    1. I know, right?! Major drama, Jenny! :) I think it sounds like a great book for the beach. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Oh, wow! I hadn't heard of this one before and it sounds really good! Thank you for sharing it, great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love Lauren Willig's books when I am in the mood for something historical. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. This does sound really good and different from her other books. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! That is what I was thinking! Thanks for dropping by.

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