Wednesday, 19 February 2014

What's Next? #14

Hope you are all having a lovely week! I'm not sure what to read next...
Which book do you think I should read next?
*Blurbs taken from Goodreads*
The Secret Countess
Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion. The staff and the family are sure there is something not quite right about their new maid - but she soon wins them over with her warmth and dedication.
Then the young Earl return from the war - and Anna falls hopelessly in love. But they can never be together: Rupert is engaged to the snobbish and awful Muriel - and anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks . . .

The Morning Gift
Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler's forces invade Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini..

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.
With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

4 comments:

  1. THE SECRET COUNTESS!!!!!!!!!!

    I've never heard of that book (or the other 2) until now but it looks amazing! Historical romance isn't always interesting but this one is so.... just give it to me now, okay? ;-;

    The other 2 seem really cool too though. My second pick would be The morning star. :) Happy reading!

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  2. Yes, The Secret Countess, that sounds awesome. And I don't even like historical fiction :)
    Hope you enjoy your pick!

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  3. I have to agree with the others. I've not heard of these before but The Secret Countess sounds awesome. I think I'm going to add it to my tbr as well. Thanks for sharing!!! Have a great week. My What's Next Choices

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  4. I love Eva Ibbotson - read one of her books! (Also, have you read her Journey to the River Sea? It's my favourite Ibbotson book.)

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