Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (12): In the Shadow of the Lamp

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

For this week, I am swooning over
In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap, which is due for release on April 2011!

Why In the Shadow of the Lamp?
Thoroughly enjoyed Susanne's previous novel, Anastasia's Secret, and I'm so stoked about this new-ish historical YA author! I really can't wait to get my hands on this one--it looks really good!

Synopsis (Goodreads):
It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher.

Before long, the plight of British soldiers becomes more than just a mission of mercy as Molly finds that she's falling in love with both a dashing young doctor and a soldier who has joined the army to be near her. But with the battle raging ever nearer, can Molly keep the two men she cares for from harm?

A love story to savor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes imagining of the woman who became known as "the lady with the lamp."

Goodreads page
Susanne Dunlap's site

Thanks for visiting my weekly WoW post. 2011 is continuing to look like a really promising year in the YA book department. ♥

While you're here...
Check out my review for Anastasia's Secret!

Check out my review for Embrace

What are you waiting on this week?
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