waiting on wednesday (28)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 |
I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases. 

I often find myself searching for ‘happy’ books.  I don’t mean fluffy or light, necessarily – I mean a book that will knock me right out of my mundane, stressed-out self and into someplace cheerier, with much more resourceful protagonists than I.  And if there is anything that will ‘fix’ a bad day and make me laugh my way out of a gloomy mood, it’s clever Regency romance, à la Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.  This book, with its lovely cover art and promising synopsis (!) will be out in just a few weeks – and I am VERY excited.  Keeping the Castle will be published by Viking Juvenile (Penguin), and releases on June 14th, 2012.

keeping the castle by patrice kindl book coverSeventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors—or suitors of any kind—in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans…

This witty take on the classic Regency—Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade—is like literary champagne!

What books are you waiting on?

11 comments:

Liviania said...

I can't wait for this one! Patrice Kindl is one of my favorite authors.

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

I totally agree about reading books to get you out of a slum, there is nothing better than coming home after a long day and getting lost in another world. Great pick!

My WoW.

Super cute blog BTW!

Nicole said...

This was my WoW a few weeks ago! I'm looking forward to it. :)

GABY said...

Oh yes, Keeping the Castle was my pick some weeks ago, it sounds amazing!

BTW, I also prefer 'happy' books. I need to forget about real world sometimes hehe

Amber Pageturnersblog said...

This is the first time I am hearing about this one - sounds like a fun read.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds good and I'm in love with the cover. I want to vacation there and spend hours exploring it.

Dani Chapman said...

I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!

Thanks for sharing,
Dani
http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2094

Addicted2Heroines said...

Haven't heard of this before and the author is not one that I'm familiar with. But it sounds interesting and the cover is very pretty ;-) Thanks for sharing.

Dea S. said...

I can't wait for this one either! and with a character named Lord Boring, I don't know how this could go wrong. Great pick Cecelia! :)

Dea
Teen Readers' Diary

Little Miss Becky said...

I've seen some awesome reviews of this already---just a few more days! I can't wait for this book either!

Alyce said...

I read a lot of sci-fi, or YA fantasy when I'm in a mood like that. Recently I read Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore and Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder - both excellent for that sort of mood. Strong female protagonists and lots of fun adventures. I haven't heard of Keeping the Castle before, but I love the name "Lord Boring." :)

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