Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine to highlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This weeks choice:

In The Shadow Of The Lamp by Susanne Dunlap

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.

Released by Bloomsbury Us in April 2011

Love me an epic historical love story...this sounds great!

The Secret Shopper Affair by Kate Harrison

Best mates Sandie, Emily and Grazia have been through so much together: widowhood, divorce and redundancy for starters. They thought they'd be friends forever, but they reckoned without the dividing effects of men and money... Shopping guru Sandie is on a roll, with a baby on the way and Toby, her posh totty partner, proposing every five minutes. But when she realises the legendary Garnett's Department Store is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, she knows she's the only one to save it, even though Toby's mother seems determined to scupper the rescue bid. For Emily, Sandie's apparently perfect life is a bitter pill to swallow, especially as Emily's been banned from having a second child by her boyfriend, Will, who is more interested in saving the planet than her. As the rifts grow, will she learn to stand on her own two feet, or give in to a new temptation? Glamorous Grazia tries to play peace-maker but she's facing her own big decision: whether to develop her new career as an erotic embroidery artist... or give up on her talent for the sake of her new, needy lover? Can the magic of retail bring the secret shoppers back together, or is it time to shut up shop for good?

Released by Orion March 2011

I LOVE this series. You can read my reviews of the first two Secret Shopper books here and here also...how pretty is that cover?


  1. I am definitely with you on In the Shadow of the Lamp. I love historical fiction too and know a little about Florence Nightingale from my nursing background, so this is definitely one I want. Great pick!

  2. The Shadow of the Lamp looks great. I love historical fiction. Great pick!

  3. I love historical fiction too! Shadow of the Lamp sounds like a good one! :)

  4. The Shadow of the Lamp sounds lovely! I'll have to check and see if there's a U.S. release too!

  5. I won a very early ARC of The Shadow Of The Lamp on Susan Dunlap's Facebook page- I can't wait to start reading it! YA historicals are my favourite genre :)

  6. Both of these sound wonderful - they're on my list!

  7. In the Shadow of the Lamp is on my wishlist too - love the cover and the premise sounds great! Yay Florence Nightingale :D

  8. I can't wait for the next Secret Shopper book - such a good series!


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