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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#5)

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

This Week I'm Waiting On: 

Title: An American Duchess
Author: Sharon Page
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Historical Fiction
Expected Publication: September 30th, 2014

Goodreads Blurb: 

Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires… 

It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor. 

Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family's ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against. 

When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?

Why I'm Waiting On This Book?

I'm not really a fan of Historical Fiction, but I find the 1920's era quite intriguing; 'the Roaring Twenties'. When I read the blurb, I knew I had to read it. According to some Goodreads reviews, the book has some steamy scenes, but hopefully they won't ruin the book for me. 

What Book Are You Waiting On This Week?