Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Her Heart For A Compass

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Expected publication date: August 3, 2021
London 1865

In an attempt to rebel against a society where women are expected to conform, free-spirited Lady Margaret Montagu Scott flees the confines of polite society, and an arranged marriage. But Lady Margaret’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, as close friends with Queen Victoria, must face the public scrutiny of their daughter’s impulsive nature, and Margaret is banished from polite society.

Finding strength amongst equally free-spirited companions, including Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise, Margaret resolves to follow her heart. On a journey of self-discovery that will take her to Ireland, America, and then back to Britain, Lady Margaret must follow her internal compass and search for her place, and her own identity, in a changing society.

Incorporating research into her heritage and drawing upon her own unique life journey and experiences, the Duchess pens a fictional account of the life of her great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott. Rich in historical detail, Her Heart for a Compass offers a compelling look at Victorian England and the fascinating journey of a woman, born into the higher echelons of society, whose only desire is to follow her heart.

With co-writer Marguerite Kaye, an accomplished Mills & Boon historical author, The Duchess has created a breathtaking romantic novel of daring to follow your heart against all odds. Set amongst the drawing rooms of Victoria’s court, and the grand country houses of Scotland and Ireland. - from Goodreads

I'm pretty obsessed with royalty, so a book BY someone royal modeled on their own ancestor, a member of high society herself, of course has made its way onto my TBR!


  1. Oh wow, I agree -- a royal writing a historical novel about her own ancestor is definitely a first!

  2. I am always drawn into a royalty theme! This sounds fantastic and I am intrigued by the author. :)

  3. I think the tie-in to the author's own family is a great angle too.

  4. Ohhh! I love this! Definitely adding this one to my TBR. Great pick!

  5. Oooh, this sounds right up my alley, I definitely will be adding this one to my TBR! Great pick. :)

  6. I love discovering books I've never heard of. I also really like royalty books but don't read enough of them. So interesting to see a royal write a book like this. I'm curious to see if it's any good.

  7. This really does sound like the perfect read for you! :)

  8. This sounds really good! I hope you enjoy Her Heart for a Compass when you read it!


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