"Waiting On" Wednesday - #32

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For this week, I am eagerly anticipating -

Summerset Abbey - 
T.J. Brown
Released: January 15, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books

Synopsis: Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI...Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.

Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut.

Why i can't wait: I love Historical Fiction. I love Downton Abbey. I love scandals. I think this book checks all those boxes, don't you agree? Yes. I absolutely CAN"T WAIT for this one =D

What are you waiting on? :)

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. I don't read too much historical fiction but I've heard some good buzz about this one. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  2. I don't read a lot of historical fiction but this one sounds pretty good! Love the cover too :)

    Tiffany @ Book Cover Justice
    My WoW

  3. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

  4. OH MY GOSH. OH MY GOSH. Excuse my freaking out. I also love historical, scandals, and most importantly...Downton Abbey! Can you be my new best friend for introducing this to me? Weird? Okay...but new follower here :)


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