Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: A Memory of Violets

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

A Memory of Violets
by Hazel Gaynor
Expected Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads

In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London’s flower girls—orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive.

Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie—a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie’s pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.

Why I am waiting....
I really enjoyed the author’s previous novel about the Titanic, The Girl Who Came Home.

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  1. Love the setting and the era--this one is going on my wish list.

    My WoW:

  2. I don't think I have heard of this book yet! It sounds really good!

  3. Oh, I love the sound of this one...lovely and sad, with lots of emotion. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT”

  4. I just started reading this last night! I'm only a chapter in, but I'm enjoying it so far!

  5. The era leaves me hesitant but I like the sound of this book Maybe I'll be curious enough to pick it up one day :)
    here's our WoW :)