Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (50)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Publication date: June 21, 2011

Description from Goodreads:

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

I loved the BBC series Downton Abbey and this book has been compared to that show. The main character Cora shares the name (and some of the circumstances) of the Duchess from the show as well. If you are a fan of Downton Abbey or like reading about this time period, add The American Heiress to your TBR list too! Early reviews have been excellent.


  1. This one has that gorgeous cover! Love it! Good choice!

  2. I have an arc of this, I'm going to read it closer to the pub date. I requested it b/c of downton abbey too!!

  3. Love that cover, and it sounds wonderful...Fantastic choice! :)

  4. I will so add this to my list, I'm going through a historical fiction phase hehe. I liked Bright Young Things I hope you find time to read it :)

  5. Oh, I've had my eye on this one! Thanks for sharing....

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  6. Great pick. I have My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin on my tbr pile.

  7. I'm excited for this too. And I love the cover.

  8. I love the cover of this one, she looks so elegant!

  9. indeed! I have officially added this to my TBR pile. Thanks for letting me know about it!

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