Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (Delacorte):
When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive.
Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect foil.
But Isabelle has no idea her new “friend” is the hired help, and Maude’s very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose.
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
Historical fiction is something I really and truly love (probably because, as a teen, I adored period romance novels), and this book just sounds so interesting and unique. I love reading books set in Paris, particularly historical Paris, so that’s just an added bonus. This is a forbidden friendship-type book, even if one of the girls doesn’t realize it, and I find those very compelling!
Release Date: June 11, 2013
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I don’t read too much historical fiction, but I’ve loved the historical fiction books I have read. Belle Epoque sounds awesome! Great pick :)
Oh my gosh! I wouldnt normally read something from this genre, but this one just seems so intersting. There wasnt even a mention of romance, and I dont read books without romance! But this one is different.. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
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The Beautiful Age (I’ve been studying French all morning so automatically translated it)-looks interesting. I like the occasional historical, Thanks for sharing.
I also like historical fiction! :) The cover is pretty.
I think this cover is just beautiful, even though I don’t think I’d like the book. Thanks for sharing!
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I also can’t resist books that take place in Paris. And historical fiction? Love it! This is definitely a book I am looking forward to.
This sounds really interesting, I’m also a big historical fiction fan. Thanks for sharing!
Love Historical Fiction, sounds good.
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