Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Mayfair Bookshop

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Eliza Knight
Expected publication date: April 12, 2022
USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight brings together a brilliant dual-narrative story about Nancy Mitford—one of 1930s London’s hottest socialites, authors, and a member of the scandalous Mitford Sisters—and a modern American desperate for change, connected through time by a little London bookshop.

“An absolute must-read!”—Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author The Last Bookshop in London

1938: She was one of the six sparkling Mitford sisters, known for her stinging quips, stylish dress, and bright green eyes. But Nancy Mitford’s seemingly sparkling life was really one of turmoil: with a perpetually unfaithful and broke husband, two Nazi sympathizer sisters, and her hopes of motherhood dashed forever. With war imminent, Nancy finds respite by taking a job at the Heywood Hill Bookshop in Mayfair, hoping to make ends meet, and discovers a new life.

Present Day: When book curator Lucy St. Clair lands a gig working at Heywood Hill she can’t get on the plane fast enough. Not only can she start the healing process from the loss of her mother, it’s a dream come true to set foot in the legendary store. Doubly exciting: she brings with her a first edition of Nancy’s work, one with a somewhat mysterious inscription from the author. Soon, she discovers her life and Nancy’s are intertwined, and it all comes back to the little London bookshop—a place that changes the lives of two women from different eras in the most surprising ways. - from Goodreads

Dual timeline, historical fiction, WWII-adjacent?  Yes, please!


  1. Everything about this synopsis and cover is just 👌👌👌

  2. I really like dual timeline stories lately. they're just exploded in popularity, seems like, and if done well they really work!

  3. Oh I like the sound of this, and that it centers around one bookshop in dual timelines!

  4. Books that feature bookstores are always exciting to me! I hope that you love this one when you get the chance to read it! :)

  5. I have my eye on this one too! I read a book this year about Nancy Mitford and I am definitely curious to learn more! Great pick!

  6. This sounds so good!! I hope you love it!

  7. I liked reading about socialites. I need that gig


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