August 4, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Fallen Grace and Losing Faith

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

My two picks for this week:

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Description from Amazon: "Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister."

Victorian England's one of my favorite settings, and the plot sounds really mysterious and dark. Also, awesome creepy trailer!

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Description from Amazon:

"A terrible secret. A terrible fate. When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger."

Sounds rather chilling...and I love the cover for this one. The transformation of flowers to butterflies is gorgeous!

What books are you waiting on?


  1. I love the cover of Fallen Grace. Losing Faith looks really good, too. There's a giveaway for it at Goodreads, just to let you know in case you haven't already entered.

  2. I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

  3. Both sound really good. I think Losing Faith would be more up my ally though. It already has me asking questions and wondering what will happen.

    You can see what I'm waiting on here

  4. ooh, both books sound really good! I love the covers. The trailer for Fallen Grace looks like it's for a movie! :O

    Here's my Wow:

  5. Thanks for pointing these out! Fallen Grace looks wonderful, and that trailer is intriguing.

  6. I like the sound of both of these, haven't heard of either before.

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  7. Fallen Grace sounds like a good read. I'll have to look out for it.

  8. Each cover is gorgeous in its own way. Losing Faith sounds like something I'd enjoy, thanks for putting it on my radar.

  9. Both covers are nice in their own way, and they sound like good reads :)


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