Waiting on Wednesday 233


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:

"Astor Place Vintage"
by Stephanie Lehmann
Touchstone
Release Date: June 11, 2013

The following description is from goodreads.com:

When a vintage clothing store owner in New York City discovers a journal from 1907, she finds her destiny at stake as the past and present collide. The past has a seductive allure to Amanda Rosenbloom, especially when it comes to vintage clothing. She’s devoted to running her shop, Astor Place Vintage, but with Manhattan’s rising rents and a troubled economy, it’s tough to keep the business alive. Meanwhile, she can’t bring herself to end an affair with a man who really should be history. When Amanda finds a journal sewn into a fur muff she’s recently acquired for the shop, she’s happy to escape into the world of Olive Westcott, a young lady who lived in New York City one hundred years ago.

As Amanda becomes immersed in the journal, she learns the future appeals to Olive. Olive looks forward to a time when repressive Victorian ideas have been replaced by more modern ways of thinking. But the financial panic of 1907 thrusts her from a stable, comfortable life into an uncertain and insecure existence. She’s resourceful and soon finds employment, but as she’s drawn into the social circle of shopgirls living on the edge of poverty, Olive is tempted to take risks that could bring her to ruin. Reading Olive’s woes, Amanda discovers a secret that could save her future and keep her from dwelling in the past.

It’s Olive, however, who ends up helping Amanda, through revelations that come in the final entries of the journal. As the lives of these two women merge, Amanda is inspired to stop living in the past and take control of her future.
This one is a must read for me! The heroine is a vintage clothing store owner! Sounds like a great mix of past and present!

What are you waiting for this week???

14 comments

  1. I love to read anything with Vintage in the title. :) Thanks for visiting and have fun reading!

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  2. Ooh, a found-journal-from-the-past book! I love those kinds of stories :)

    Great pick!

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  3. Nice! I actually got this one in the mail yesterday.

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-50-daughters-of.html

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  4. I have it to read this month. Sounds great!

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  5. I like books that mix past and present! And the cover of this book really appeals to me. I don't know why but I love it! It's so pretty. Great pick :).

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  6. Time-traveling Victorians! Sounds intriguing. ;)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  7. Wow! This one sounds like my kind of read! I'm going to watch for it.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Sounds intriguing! Not sure if it's totally for me, but definitely intriguing!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Oh, this sounds so good! I can't wait to see what you think of it!!

    Heather

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  10. I love stories that feature the past and the present. This one is on my TBR list too. Great pick!

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  11. I want to read this one too!

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  12. Sounds like an awesome book :D Great pick! Hope you'll love it :)
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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