Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
"Libby Kelting had always
felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading,
Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the
chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum.
But at Camden Harbor Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how
cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the
too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her
gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden
Harbor’s haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby
learns that boys, like ghosts, aren’t always what they seem."
This one just looks like a super cute, fun read for when you want something light and entertaining!
And speaking of Jane Austen...
Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight
From the author's website:
"What happens when an eighteenth century literary darling magically
pops up in the weirdest city in Texas? Magic and weird collide in
AUSTENTATIOUS, the story of Nicola James, a left-brainer with a Jane
Austen obsession and a carefully finessed life plan. A plan that doesn’t
include an enchanted journal or an interfering fairy godmother, who
just might be the spirit of Jane Austen herself.
When Nicola discovers her journal entries mysteriously whittled down
to a cheeky bit of commentary on her life, she’s freaked first,
skeptical second, and finally downright curious. She can’t help but keep
writing, dueling really, with a two-dimensional fairy godmother she
doesn’t totally believe in. Soon, the witty little notes start coming
true, screwing with her plans, her head, and her life, and nudging her
towards an impossible—and impossibly seductive—romance with a man who’s
inarguably wrong for her. Nicola’s torn, trapped between a life that
makes sense and a man who doesn’t, with “Fairy Jane” wedged in the
middle, relentlessly rooting for another “Mr. Darcy”."
This one's an adult read, rather than my usual YA fare, but it's no secret that I love Austen, so of course this book is calling my name. The spirit of Jane Austen as a fairy godmother? Yes please.
What books are you waiting for?