Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (50)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

Each week, bloggers shine the spotlight on upcoming book titles that they are waiting on. This is one of my favorite memes, and you've probably noticed it as a frequent feature on my blog.

It's pretty simple to participate in Waiting on Wednesday:
  • Create your own Waiting on Wednesday post that features an upcoming title (or titles) - I usually only go with one book a week because seeing all the titles can be a bit overwhelming for me.
  • Be sure to credit Jill somewhere in your post (see how I credited her above?)
  • Link up to the Linky on Jill's blog so that others can see your post

Waiting On...

Title: The Heir and the Spare
Author: Emily Albright
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: January 18, 2016
Family can be complicated. Especially when skeletons from the past pop up unexpectedly. For American Evie Gray, finding out her deceased mother had a secret identity, and not one of the caped crusader variety, was quite the surprise. Evie’s mom had a secret life before she was even born, one that involved tiaras.

In this modern day fairytale, Evie is on a path to figure out who her mom really was, while discovering for herself what the future will hold. Charged with her late mother’s letters, Evie embarks on a quest into her past. The first item on the list is to attend Oxford, her mom’s alma mater. There, Evie stumbles upon a real life prince charming, Edmund Stuart the second Prince of England, who is all too happy to be the counterpart to her damsel in distress.

Evie can’t resist her growing attraction to Edmund as they spend more time together trying to unravel the clues her mother left behind. But, when doubts arise as to whether or not Edmund could ever be with an untitled American, what really ends up unraveling is Evie’s heart. When Evie uncovers all the facts about her mom’s former life, she realizes her mom’s past can open doors she never dreamed possible, doors that can help her be with Edmund. But, with everything now unveiled, Evie starts to crack under the pressure of new family responsibilities and the realization that her perfect prince may want her for all the wrong reasons.

Why I'm Waiting...

It's no secret that I love stories about monarchies. They fill my bookshelves and my Netflix queue. (Seriously... Reign is my number one show right now, but I'm also obsessed with E!'s The Royals.) For some reason, I just can't get enough of them!

What I haven't found in my short lifetime is a contemporary book about royalty that I just love! For some reason, The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright seems like it might fit the bill. I'm looking forward to reading about Evie as she discovers the secrets of her mother's past, and I'm kind of hoping that Edmund is just one of those princes who is just cocky enough to pique my interest.

What Are You Waiting On...

So now that you know that I've added The Heir and the Spare to my TBR, tell me what's on yours! Feel free to leave a comment with a list of books that you're waiting on, or feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting on Wednesday posts so I can check them out.

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