Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Vespertine

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Publisher: Harcourt CHildren's Books
Publication Date: March 7, 2011

Summary from summer of 1889 is the one between childhood and womanhood for Amelia van den Broek-and thankfully, she's not spending it at home in rural Maine. She's been sent to Baltimore to stay with her stylish cousin, Zora, who will show her all the pleasures of city life and help her find a suitable man to marry.

Archery in the park, dazzling balls and hints of forbidden romance-Victorian Baltimore is more exciting than Amelia imagined. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset-visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. Newly dubbed "Maine's Own Mystic", Amelia is suddenly quite in demand.

However, her attraction to Nathaniel, an artist who is decidedly outside of Zora's circle, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own- still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him. And while she has no trouble seeing the futures of others, she cannot predict whether Nathaniel will remain in hers.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia's world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she's not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

A book set in the Victorian Era with romance and a bit of the supernatural...umm yes, that's exactly the type of book that would shoot right to the top of my "to be read list."  I love historical fiction, but for some reason or another I don't seem to read it that often.  The Vespertine has all of those's set in Victorian Era Baltimore, there is romance (a bit of forbidden romance from the sound of it) and a main character who has visions.  It is definitely one of my most anticipated books of 2011! 

For more information visit:
and Saundra's


  1. Sounds like a great read! Romance and the supernatural are an amazing combination. And when the forbidden is involved, all the more yummy!
    Find Ragan’s WOW at Location 2571

  2. I love historical fiction, as well! :) I only recently heard of this title this during this weeks wednesday posts, and I'm excited for it now too! :D (I couldn't help but giggle between the rhyme between its title and your blog title!)

    Here's my WoW.

    (btw, I'm a new follower; love the blog!)

  3. I love your blog, it looks so rich!
    I'm your newest follower, and I'd appreciate if you followed back!
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  4. Wow, this sounds fantastic! I will have to look for it. I like that it is a historical.


Thanks for commenting! Comments are like cookies; they should be made and shared often.

The Serpentine Library is an award free zone. I appreciate that you may want to pass along an award and I thank you for that. Blogging is about sharing a love for reading and books and I would like to make that this blog's first priority.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...