Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Bellewether

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases!

Bellewether
Susanna Kearsley
Expected publication date: August 7, 2018
Some houses seem to want to hold their secrets.

It’s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. The times are complicated, as are the loyalties of many New York merchants who have secretly been trading with the French for years, defying Britain’s colonial laws in a game growing ever more treacherous.

When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes on their parole of honour, it upends the lives of the Wilde family—deeply involved in the treasonous trade and already divided by war.

Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother’s death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. French-Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war’s end they’ll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily.

Their doomed romance becomes a local legend, told and re-told through the years until the present day, when conflict of a different kind brings Charley Van Hoek to Long Island to be the new curator of the Wilde House Museum.

Charley doesn’t believe in ghosts. But as she starts to delve into the history of Lydia and her French officer, it becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers the legend might not have been telling the whole story...or the whole truth. - from Goodreads
I haven't read any of Susanna Kearsley's books yet, but I have two on my TBR and they sound so good!

32 comments:

  1. I just looked a bunch up on my library and they do sound good! The TBR just gets longer...

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  2. I have been meaning to read a book by this author for a really long time. I think she often does the two time periods theme, which I almost always like. Thanks for featuring this one. Maybe it's the one I'll finally start with. LOL

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    1. Haha, me too! I love a dual timeline story.

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  3. Eek! I totally love the sound of this book. Gonna add it to my wishlist! :D

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  4. I haven't heard of this one or the author, but it sounds lovely! I also love that I visited your blog today! I did my first Waiting on Wednesday today, but I realized the blogger that started that feature doesn't blog anymore. I'm going to change it over to this one, Can't-Wait Wednesday instead!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Thanks, Lindsi! Hope you have fun doing this every week!

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  5. I can't wait for this one as well! I love Susanna Kearsley's novels. Great pick!

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  6. What a beautiful cover! I'll have to look this author up!

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  7. This sounds great! I also really love when people work at museums or are involved with museums in some way in books--I'm not sure why, it's just something I love. Really intrigued by this one, I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Yeah, that is a job I would love to have!

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  8. This one sounds like a really interesting story. The cover has a bit of mysteriousness to it as well. I hope that it is one you enjoy. :)

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  9. I love how this cover fits the genre and synopsis! I've never heard of Kearsley, so will have to look her up. 😊

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  10. This looks and sounds like a story I'd really enjoy. I hope you get to read it and love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  11. Love love love this cover!

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  12. I like when books link the past to something happening in the present day, and I think the time period and setting will make it even more interesting.

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    1. Yes, I love seeing when and how they will intersect!

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  13. You always find the best dual timeline novels! Adding this one to my TBR right now.

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  14. I've read a lot of Susanna Kearsley and while all her books seem basically the same to me, they're all good! She is the master of the dual timeline :)

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  15. Wow, this sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before now. I have to put this one on my TBR list. Great pick!

    Mary

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  16. Lovely cover. Books with two timelines can make really intricate and interesting reads. Hope you enjoy!

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