Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:
"A Golden Web"
by Barbara Quick

Release Date: April 6, 2010

The following description is from Goodreads.com:

Alessandra is desperate to escape—from her stepmother, who’s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There’s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas. In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee—and an enduring fame. In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the world’s first female anatomist, distinguished novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgotten—and unforgettable—heroine.

I love historical fiction, especially those with a little bit of romance! And ones that are based on historical fact are even better! What are you waiting for this week??


  1. I'm in total agreement with you on the type of historical fiction you like :D. This looks great!

  2. I love historical fiction, too! I'll definitely have to add this to my TBR list

  3. Another fan of historical fiction in the house! Thanks for letting me know about this one, it sounds like a great read. :)

  4. Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

    I love your layout. Beautiful. I'm a HUGE fan of all things vintage as well.

    I just love this cover.

  5. I'm pretty excited, too, about the upcoming release of my new novel! In the run-up to publication, I'm going to be working on putting together a web site and blog for A GOLDEN WEB--and I'd love to have input from readers just like you about what you'd most like to read and see.

    I can imagine the blog turning into something like a book group without borders. Although Alessandra, the heroine of A GOLDEN WEB, lived seven centuries ago, her hopes, dreams, and courage will be recognized by every girl or woman who has ever set out to do something that everyone says will be impossible.

    I want to write a whole series of novels on girls like Alessandra--shunted aside and forgotten by history up till now. (Anna Maria dal Violin, from my 2007 novel VIVALDI'S VIRGINS, is the first heroine in this projected series.)

    Anyway, I'm sending all my love and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season of reading and dreaming. Come visit me at my web site: http://www.BarbaraQuick.com

  6. Thank you everyone!! I think this one looks amazing!!

    Thank you so much, Barbara, for your comment. I'm looking forward to reading this one and the series sounds like something I would really enjoy! I'd love to join your blogs when you get them started and participate in your reading groups! I will be looking for 'Vivaldi's Virgins' in the meantime! Thanks!


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!