Waiting On Wednesday: Velvet by Mary Hooper

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

Velvet by Mary Hooper

Rose is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry is scalding, back-breaking work and Rose is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Rose is noticed by Madame X, a famed medium, who asks Rose to come to work for her. Rose is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Rose realises that Madame X is not all that she says she is, and Rose's very life is in danger ...A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much-loved historical writer for teens. 

Published in the UK by Bloomsbury 5th September 2011

I really enjoyed Mary hoopers previous novel, Fallen Grace. I also just read and loved Alyxandra Harvey's new book, Haunting Violet, which is also set in the world of the Victorian Medium,, so am looking forward to reading more about this fascinating time.


  1. another new book for me. Historical Romance is new genre for me. I'd love to know it more about this book

  2. I recently read Fallen Grace and I loved it as well as Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Violet, recently I want to read historical!

    Here's mine

  3. Love the setting and the premise of this one. Great pick!

  4. I am thinking I might need to read Falling Grace and Haunting Violet around the same time!

  5. I've only read one of Mary Hooper's books but thought it was excellent. I like that this one is set in the Victorian era. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. Great pick!

  6. great pick, thanks for sharing,

    heres mine


  7. I've been loving books set in the Victorian era, lately. This one sounds great! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Thanks for the visit. :)

  8. I have familiar with this book, but it sounds pretty good. Great pick this week, you can find my WOW at Book Savvy Babe

  9. Ohhh, I haven't heard of this one before! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I've never heard of this book, but I'll def check it out. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    Check out my WoW

  11. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  12. This book has a mysterious and intriguing ring to it. :) I'll definitely have to check it out, so to the TBR list it goes! Thank you for visiting and for sharing. Happy reading!

    DJL@Denim-Jacket Librarian Dishes

  13. Me too! (Re: just having read Alyxandra Harvey's Haunting Violet). I hadn't heard of this one, but I love historical romance and this one also sounds like quite the thriller!! Definitely up my alley :D. Thanks for sharing! I am going to go add it to my to-read list right now!
    -Christina Reads YA


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