Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
This week I am waiting for two books, both of which are the last volumes in a trilogy:
The FitzOsbornes at War
finishes the tale of Sophie FitzOsborne and the Royal family of Montmaray exiled to England after the Nazis attacked their island and bombed their castle. Told through journal entries, Sophie is a keen, witty observer of what goes on around her and there is plenty of social, political and familial intrigue to record.
The Australian edition of The FitzOsbornes at War
was available as of April 2, 2012. The American edition will be available October 9, 2012.
Oh well, this will give me time to reread
The Brief History of Montmaray
and The FitzOsbornes in Exile
If you like novels like I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith, the FitzOsbornes are sure to please you.
The second book I am waiting for is Becoming Clementine
by Jennifer Niven. This continues the adventures of Velva Jean Hart. Growing up Appalachian-born Velva Jean Hart faced all kinds of hardships and sorrows with the help of singing, the thing she loves to do best. Her teenage marriage to a revival preacher didn't work out, but Velva Jean gained some freedom when she learned to drive. She decided to follow her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry and drives herself to Tennessee and the next thing she knows, she is flying for her country at war.
will be available on September 25, 2012.
Find my review of Velva Jean Learns to Fly
Both look very tempting, especially Becoming Clementine.ReplyDelete
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Yes, I suspect these books are both going to be great based on the first two books in each trilogy. I can't wait.Delete
Ooooohhhh... Both sounds tempting and interesting. Awesome picks! :DReplyDelete
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Yes, both are tempting and interesting. I am very excited to read them in the future.Delete
I'm looking forward to both of these, too! I didn't realize there was going to be another Velva Jean book - the covers have changed.ReplyDelete
I was pretty happy to see the new Velva Jean book, too. September feels like a long time coming, now.Delete
New follower, I've never heard of any of these but I do like the sound of Becoming Clementine and I like the cover as well, my WOWReplyDelete
Becoming Clemintine sounds great to me, too and I really liked the first two novels about Velva Jean. Jennifer Niven has really caught the feel of those times.Delete
Both of these books look and sound fabulous. I need to get reading on the other books that come before them so that I can enjoy these when they come out, too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
The first two books about the FitzOsbornes were wonderful YA books, the first two books of the Velva Jean trilogy are really adult books with lots of YA appeal. Hope you check them out.Delete
Becoming Clementine sounds good. Women pilots - some similariries with Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity perhaps? We haven't read Dodie Smith so I guess we'd better take a look at her sometime too :)ReplyDelete
You are right, but a few differences. I am in the middle of Code Name Verity now and I love it. Dodie Smith wrote I Capture the Castle, as great YA novel, as well as 101 Dalmations.Delete
I hadn’t heard about becoming Clementine – but now I have I’m waiting for it too!ReplyDelete
Becoming Clementine is relatively new on the coming soon circuit. But I suspect it will be as good as the first two books.ReplyDelete
The Brief History of Montmoray is a fantastic read. Some readers may find it a little wordy at first but persist. It flies at a cracking pace towards the end. Thanks for the reminder about the other two in the FitzOsbornes series. Will have to go get them as well as Clementine.ReplyDelete