Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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.
by Sarah Henstra

hitting shelves May 5th, 2015  
from Penguin Canada
London, 1872. Seventeen-year-old heiress Leonora Somerville is preparing to be presented to society -- again. She's strikingly beautiful and going to be very rich, but Leo has a problem money can't solve. A curious speech disorder causes her to stutter but also allows her to imitate other people's voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her "Mad Miss Mimic" behind her back...and watch as Leo unintentionally scares off one potential husband after another.

London in 1872 is also a city gripped by opium fever. Leo's brother-in-law Dr. Dewhurst and his new business partner Francis Thornfax are frontrunners in the race to patent an injectable formula of the drug. Friendly, forthright, and as a bonus devastatingly handsome, Thornfax seems immune to the gossip about Leo's "madness." But their courtship is endangered from the start. The mysterious Black Glove opium gang is setting off explosions across the city. The street urchins Dr. Dewhurst treats are dying of overdose. And then there is Tom Rampling, the working-class boy Leo can't seem to get off her mind.

As the violence closes in around her Leo must find the links between the Black Glove's attacks, Tom's criminal past, the doctor's dangerous cure, and Thornfax's political ambitions. But first she must find her voice.

My thoughts:
So as you can see, this one is already out in Canada, but it's not anywhere that I can get it, at least not without paying large shipping fees lol.  So here I wait :)  For it to get picked up by a US publisher (because it sounds awesome and why wouldn't it get picked up?) or for it to be available on BookDepository. Sigh. This sounds really good. Plus, gorgeous cover---simple, but I love its subtle significance to the story!


  1. I love reading about the 18th and 19th century and this one sounds SUPER original. I agree, WHY CAN’T THIS BE AVAILABLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD? Great pick (and hope you get your hands on this one soon!) :D

  2. Ah, that cover do look all kinds of different and stunning :D I like it. <3 Seem interesting too ;) But aw. I do hope you will be able to get your hands on it soon :D Yeah. Buying books from Canada does not seem very possible.. lol. But hoping it will get picked up by an US publisher too :) Fingers crossed. <3 I hope you'll get to read it soon sweetie, and that you will love it when you do :D (I don't think bookdepo do books from Canada. They don't sell books from Australia :( Sad face.)

  3. This is something I'd pick up and now to wait for it to be available here - but here's hoping it becomes available soon.

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  4. ChristinaBookAddictMay 20, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    You always have the best WoW picks! This one isn't going to come out in the US yet??? Hopefully a publisher picks it up b/c I love the sound of it and the time period. That cover is pretty great as well. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

  5. Wow, great find Becky!! I'm Canadian and even I hadn't heard of this one!

  6. This book sounds amazing! It needs to be made available in the US!

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  7. Totally just added this to my TBR list, this one sounds great!
    I chose Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer.
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  8. I love the sound of this!! Thanks for letting me know about it! Will have to add it to my TBR :D