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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #40

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on.






Dear Mr. Knightley - Katherine Reay
Dear Mr. Knightley is a contemporary epistolary novel with a delightful dash of Jane Austen.

Samantha Moore survived years of darkness in the foster care system by hiding behind her favorite characters in literature, even adopting their very words. Her fictional friends give her an identity, albeit a borrowed one. But most importantly, they protect her from revealing her true self and encountering more pain.

After college, Samantha receives an extraordinary opportunity. The anonymous “Mr. Knightley” offers her a full scholarship to earn her graduate degree at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism. The sole condition is that Sam write to Mr. Knightley regularly to keep him apprised of her progress.

As Sam’s true identity begins to reveal itself through her letters, her heart begins to soften to those around her—a damaged teenager and fellow inhabitant of Grace House, her classmates at Medill, and, most powerfully, successful novelist Alex Powell. But just as Sam finally begins to trust, she learns that Alex has secrets of his own—secrets that, for better or for worse, make it impossible for Sam to hide behind either her characters or her letters.

This isn't my usual read but it just sounds so good! What are you guys waiting on?

3 comments:

  1. Oooo I like the sounds of this one. I'll be adding this to my list for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. OOh interesting! This one's new to me!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I saw this one before but I didn't find it as exciting. I hope you get it soon and enjoy reading it!

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