Waiting on Wednesday for A Desperate Fortune by Susanna KearsleyA Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on April 7th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance, Time Travel
Pages: 528

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing-for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.As Mary's gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew-about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

If I discover an author who happens to integrate two of my favorite genres—historical fiction and fantasy—I’m going to take note. That’s what I discovered when I read The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley several years back. My housemate at the time had recommended it to me, and once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. Switching between 1708 and the present, The Winter Sea focuses on a woman working on her novel near a castle in Scotland who quickly discovers that ancestral memory may be giving her glimpses of a past she otherwise wouldn’t know.

I won’t give anything else away but considering I have a great love for Scotland, castles, writing, and history, I can say that this book was an extremely satisfying read.

So it’s no surprise that today I’m waiting on a new Susanna Kearsley book: A Desperate Fortune, set to hit shelves on April 7th.

This one includes more Jacobite history, a MC who’s a codebreaker, Paris, intrigue, and adventure! Wow!

I hope you’re excited as I am. But you may be waiting on another book this Wednesday? Tell all!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights our most anticipated upcoming releases. It’s hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

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