I’m not going to beat around the bush this week. Let me just tell you that this week’s Waiting on Wednesday selection is brought to you by the following two genres:
1.) FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS
2.) HISTORICAL FICTION
Guys. You know how much I love both of those things.
Which Fairytale, you ask?
Can you tell I’m excited?
Okay. Let’s get to the book info, shall we?
Title: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2o14
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
And guess what? The foreign/alternate covers are just as gorgeous!
Can’t get over all the cover lovin’…
The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love
French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens…
After Margherita’s father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition.
Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does.
Award-winning author Kate Forsyth braids together the stories of Margherita, Selena, and Charlotte-Rose, the woman who penned Rapunzel as we now know it, to create what is a sumptuous historical novel, an enchanting fairy tale retelling, and a loving tribute to the imagination of one remarkable woman.
Want to know what you need to do now?
You wait until SEPTEMBER 23RD to read it, just like me.
YEAH. Sad, but true. But if you follow at least Step 1, you and I will be BFFs!
Then you can join me and all the other crazed folk who are eagerly anticipating this book!
What are you waiting on this week?
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