Waiting on Wednesday 244

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:

"Diamonds and Deceit" (At Somerton #2)
by Leila Rasheed
Release Date:  Jan 7, 2014

The following description is from goodreads.com:

One house, two worlds...book two in our sumptuous and enticing YA series about the servants and gentry at Somerton Court.

A house divided...

London is a whirl of balls and teas, alliances and rivalries. Rose has never felt more out of place. With the Season in full swing, she can't help but still feel a servant dressed up in diamonds and silk. Then Rose meets Alexander Ross, a young Scottish duke. Rose has heard the rumors about Ross's sordid past just like everyone else has. Yet he alone treats her as a friend. Rose knows better than to give her heart to an aristocrat with such a reputation, but it may be too late.

Ada should be happy. She is engaged to a handsome man who shares her political passions and has promised to support her education. So why does she feel hollow inside? Even if she hated Lord Fintan, she would have no choice but to go through with the marriage. Every day a new credit collector knocks on the door of their London flat, demanding payment for her cousin William's expenditures. Her father's heir seems determined to bring her family to ruin, and only a brilliant marriage can save Somerton Court and the Averleys' reputation.

Meanwhile, at Somerton, Sebastian is out of his mind with worry for his former valet Oliver, who refuses to plead innocent to the murder charges against him--for a death caused by Sebastian himself. Sebastian will do whatever he can to help the boy he loves, but his indiscretion is dangerous fodder for a reporter with sharp eyes and dishonorable intentions.

The colorful cast of the At Somerton series returns in this enthralling sequel about class and fortune, trust and betrayal, love and revenge.
I loved the first book in the At Somerton series, "Cinders and Sapphires", and I can't wait to see what happens to these characters next!

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. I haven't read the first book, although it definitely sounds like it's up my alley. I'll have to check out some more reviews and maybe get a hold of it at the library. =)

  2. I liked the first book and I am definitely looking forward to reading this one. Sadly I am a little muddled on events and characters between this book and Summerset Abbey. I will have to revisit the first book or at least read some reviews to remind myself what happned!

  3. I haven't read any of the books in this series! I hope you get to read this one soon though - and you love it!

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  4. I love the setting of this series and really want to check it out! Also what's cool is the author lived in my native country! Also, the covers are GORGEOUS for this series!

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  5. Ooo love the cover! I've seen the first book at the store, but I haven't picked it up. I'll have to check it out. Great pick :)

  6. I have an ARC of Diamonds and Deceit waiting for me to read, but I need to read book#1 and I'm waiting for it to come in at the library!

  7. GREAT WOW!!!~ the cover is so pretty. I have heard quite a few good things about this author.

  8. Wow, that is a lot going on in one book!! Sounds great. I can't remember if I have Cinders and Sapphires. I don't think so. I meant to get it. I got Belle Epoque instead. I really need to stop buying and read!! This looks fantastic. I need this series!! Great Pick!

  9. I'm glad you liked the first book! I hope this one lives up to it! and it is a beautiful cover.


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