Wednesday, October 9, 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.
Manor of Secrets
by Katherine Longshore

hitting shelves January 28th, 2014 from Scholastic

description: The year is 1911. And at The Manor, nothing is as it seems . . .

Lady Charlotte Edmonds: Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered, Charlotte feels suffocated by the strictures of upper-crust society. She longs to see the world beyond The Manor, to seek out high adventure. And most of all, romance.

Janie Seward: Fiery, hardworking, and clever, Janie knows she can be more than just a kitchen maid. But she isn't sure she possesses the courage -- or the means -- to break free and follow her passions.

Both Charlotte and Janie are ready for change. As their paths overlap in the gilded hallways and dark corridors of The Manor, rules are broken and secrets are revealed. Secrets that will alter the course of their lives. . . forever. 

My thoughts: I first heard about Manor of Secrets at Katherine Longshore's book signing and as soon as she said her next book was kind of a YA Downton Abbey, I was instantly excited for this one!


  1. i haven't heard of this book but i like the sound of it. the model on the cover even looks like lady mary crawley on downton

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. I almost chose this as my WoW pick this week too. Even though I haven't read Gilt or Tarnish I have a feeling I'd like this author's books and I like the setting. I have high hopes that this will meet my need for a Downton fix :)

  3. Nice pick. Lovely cover and description. thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. I'm not a huge fan of these types of books, but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    YA Sisterhood

  5. I absolutely LOVED Gilt and Tarnish, so I am definitely excited for this. A YA Downton is a brilliant idea. Great pick!

  6. I really haven't read any books like this, but it does sound interesting. Great pick! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  7. I love that cover! It's like they snuck into Downton Abbey and took her right out of it!
    My WoW

  8. I haven't heard of this one, but now that I know about it, it's going on my massive TBR. ;)

    My WOW

  9. Pretty dress! And yes, totally YA Downton Abbey haha! I haven't heard of this one, will need to put it on the TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW & also, The Fierce Reads Giveaway at Bookmunchies (:

  10. Sounds great :D Awesome pick. <3 I hope you'll love it when you get to read it :)

  11. I had no idea Katherine Longshore had another book in the works. Thanks for sharing this one! I'm psyched for it now, too. :D

    Amelia | The Authoress

  12. This sounds so intriguing! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for it. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  13. I am really excited for this one too. Great pick! I really like the cover as well.

    Ann@Blogging E-books