Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (127): The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Gilded Lily: A Novel
Author: St. Martin's Griffin
Publisher: Deborah Swift 
Publish Date: November 27, 2012

Amazon / Goodreads

Publisher Description
A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption.

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects.  Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters.

Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men's view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure.

Why Jessica wants to read this: Historical novels are becoming more and more appealing to me.  With the addition of the London underworld in this one I can't wait to read it. - Jessica

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  1. I'm liking historical romance a bit more now too, and I will throw one onto my website occasionally even though it's more Paranormal based!!

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  2. Ooh interesting. Not one for historical romances really, but the cover is gorgeous!

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  3. I've been reading a lot of Historical YA's lately but most of them have male MC's. Hope this lives up to your expectations!

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  4. sounds awesome . adding it on my tbr goodreads shelf. i hope you get it soon

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  5. This sounds interesting. thanks for sharing.

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  6. This sounds interesting! Adding to my TBR list! And that cover is sooo gorgeous! Great pick! :D

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  7. I do like historical novels every now and then... they remind me of my pre-teen years when I gobbled up Ann Rinaldi books like candy. This one sounds interesting - nice pick!

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  8. Sounds like a great historical read, and I love the gorgeous cover!

  9. Sounds really good... Great pick. Thank you stopping by my WoW.

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  10. Hello everyone, thanks Charlotte for spotlighting The Gilded Lily - I loved writing it. Like you, I can't wait for its release!


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