Waiting on Wednesday (80)

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:

by Mary Hooper
Release Date: Sep 15, 2011

The following description is from goodreads.com:

Rose is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry is scalding, back-breaking work and Rose is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Rose is noticed by Madame X, a famed medium, who asks Rose to come to work for her. Rose is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Rose realises that Madame X is not all that she says she is, and Rose's very life is in danger ...A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much-loved historical writer for teens.

Mary Hooper writes so well about this era, so spooky!! I loved "Fallen Grace" and this one seems really similar.  


  1. This sounds very good!
    Intriguing, Victorian and mysterious!

  2. Nice cover and I like the look of this one.

  3. Thanks for sharing this one. I love the sound of it and especially the time period. Great pick! I'm adding it to my TBR list immediately.

  4. It's been a while since I've read any historical fiction, but I do love it. It sounds like it has a good creepy twist too, which is always a fun plus.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  5. That cover is uber pretty, and hints at some dark things as well. I love it! Awesome pick, Carrie!

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  6. hadn't heard of this one but the cover is pretty!

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  7. I've never read anything by Mary Hooper before, but I like the sound of this one! Lovely cover too - great pick :)

  8. Velvet looks really good! The cover is so pretty and the plot sounds cool. Great WoW pick!


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