Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Midnight Dress
by Karen Foxlee

hitting shelves October 8th, 2013 from Knopf BYR

description: Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.

My thoughts:  Small towns, witches,  murder mystery,...and the synopsis hints of an enchanted dress! This sounds so fun and right up my alley.


  1. I love the sounds of this, and I haven't seen it before either. :) Great choice.

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  2. This book is new to me and it sounds fantastic! I like the whole "friendship, magic, murder mystery" thing too. I will be adding this to my TBR list.

  3. Ooooooh this does sound really good! Will be adding it to my list! :)

  4. This sounds great! Hadn't heard of it before today, but magic and murder mysteries always appeal to me. Fab pick!

  5. That is a GORGEOUS cover - thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  6. Oh wow! I love this cover and the story sounds so cool. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This one sounds great! Adding it to my wish list !:)

  8. Haven't heard of this one before, but love the sound of a magical dress!

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  9. I love the sounds of this one too. That cover is pretty great as well. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list...great pick!

  10. The thing about the dress is so intriguing! But then I dont read murder mysteries soo... :((

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  11. That sounds good! I'm going to wait for the reviews before I decide if it's something for me :)


  12. Great pick! Sounds Amazing ;) Beautiful cover.
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  13. This book sounds good! A magic dress? Love it!

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    Happy reading!

  14. This book sounds so cool - and I love the cover, too - I am hooked!

  15. Woah! This book sounds really good. I can't believe that this is the first I've heard of it!
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