Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #17 - The Wild Girl

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

My choice this week is by the amazing Kate Forsyth, I absolutely adored her 'Witches of Eileanan' series and the 'Rhiannon's Ride' series. Imagine how excited I was when I read about this one!


The Wild Girl - Kate Forsyth*
ISBN - 978-0749013288
Publisher - Allison & Busby
Exp. pub. date (UK) - July 29 2013

'Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him.

Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy tale scholar Wikhelm Grimm.

It is a time of War, tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decide to save old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small all over the land.

Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories, such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Frog King' and 'Six Swans'. As she tells them to Wilhelm, their love blossoms. Yet the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's father has other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream.

Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just the stuff of fairy tales.' -
Goodreads


This sounds so like something I would love and I'm impatiently waiting until the end of July for it to be released. If you're lucky enough to live in Australia you can read it far sooner,  in just under two weeks in fact, as it's due to be published on March 18 over there. If my uncle hadn't just had major surgery he'd be off into Melbourne to pick up a copy for me!

What are you waiting on this week?

* I'm assuming this is the Aussie cover  :)

 

12 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I love anything to do with the Brothers Grimm
    My WOW

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  2. Wow, I've never heard of this before, but I love anything to do with fairy tales and the Grimm brothers! Thanks for the suggestion,and thanks for stopping by Books, Bones & Buffy:)

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  3. I've never heard of this one before but color me intrigued!! It sounds right up my alley.

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing your pick!

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  4. Wow this cover is gorgeous, and the story sounds amazing too. Fabulous WoW pick!

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  5. Oh, now this is a different pick -- one I haven't heard of before! And it sounds quite good, too! Nice pick. :)

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  6. on top of the cover being gorgeous, the synopsis sounds fabulous too!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  7. What a lovely surprise! Thanks so much for featuring my 'Wild Girl' - I must admit I'm rather impatiently waiting for the release date too, as we're having a big party on the beach at Manly under the stars .... Fi, you do know I have another book just released in the UK that you don't have to wait for at all? Its called 'Bitter Greens' and is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, intertwined with the true life story of the woman who first wrote the tale. Buy it from Book Depository for free postage :) http://www.bookdepository.com/Bitter-Greens-Kate-Forsyth/9780749013622

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    1. What a place for a party, have a fabulous night! I actually ordered Bitter Greens a few days ago from Book Depository so I'm just waiting for it to arrive, it sounds fantastic!

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  8. This looks great! I've never heard of this one before today.
    Cricket@Little Library Muse

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  9. Ooh, the Brothers Grimm! I am going to have to check this one out. So glad I saw this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

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  10. This is the first time I saw this one - thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

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  11. Wow! never heard of this book, but it sounds great! Definitely gonna read it when its out!
    -Andy

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