Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Bloomsbury Girls

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Natalie Jenner
Expected publication date: May 17, 2022
The internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world.

Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiance was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances - most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she's been working to support the family following her husband's breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she's working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

As they interact with various literary figures of the time - Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others - these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow. - from Goodreads

A bookstore setting in post-WWII London?  This sounds amazing!

26 comments:

  1. I love that setting as well! There's so much to get excited about with this one. I still haven't read The Jane Austen Society, but I have heard wonderful things. I hope that you love it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I still have that one on my TBR, too!

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  2. I am so excited for this one as well. I really enjoyed The Jane Austen Society.

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but I have high hopes for both of these!

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  3. This sounds great, I still haven't read The Jane Austen Society even though it is sitting in my book cart. I need to get on that LOL

    Here is my link :
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2022/01/cant-wait-wednesday-world-cannot-give.html

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  4. Bookstore + WW II era? Perfect mix, right there!

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  5. I think it sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. Here's my post: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/cant-wait-wednesday.html

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  6. Extra points for being set in a book shop

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  7. Oooh I am really loving the premise and setting and everything about this one! Definitely going to have to keep it on my radar for release. Great pick! :)

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  8. Oh wow, this definitely sounds like my kind of book!

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  9. I love the sounds of these ladies — so very different and in post-WW2 London. And a bookstore!

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  10. I like the setting in this one, definitely sounds like a great read!

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  11. Happy reading, Angela, and hope you enjoy! I know many are anticipating this one. :)

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