Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (7-13-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Just highlight an upcoming release that you cannot wait to come out! This week, my choice is The Latern: A Novel by Deborah Lawerson (expected release date: August 9, 2011).

Synopsis (from A modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder—set against the lush backdrop of Provence
Meeting Dom was the most incredible thing that had ever happened to me. When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom in Switzerland, their whirlwind relationship leads them to Les GenÉvriers, an abandoned house set among the fragrant lavender fields of the South of France. Each enchanting day delivers happy discoveries: hidden chambers, secret vaults, a beautiful wrought-iron lantern. Deeply in love and surrounded by music, books, and the heady summer scents of the French countryside, Eve has never felt more alive.
But with autumn’s arrival the days begin to cool, and so, too, does Dom. Though Eve knows he bears the emotional scars of a failed marriage—one he refuses to talk about—his silence arouses suspicion and uncertainty. The more reticent Dom is to explain, the more Eve becomes obsessed with finding answers—and with unraveling the mystery of his absent, beautiful ex-wife, Rachel.
Like its owner, Les GenÉvriers is also changing. Bright, warm rooms have turned cold and uninviting; shadows now fall unexpectedly; and Eve senses a presence moving through the garden. Is it a ghost from the past or a manifestation of her current troubles with Dom? Can she trust Dom, or could her life be in danger?
Eve does not know that Les GenÉvriers has been haunted before. BÉnÉdicte Lincel, the house’s former owner, thrived as a young girl within the rich elements of the landscape: the violets hidden in the woodland, the warm wind through the almond trees. She knew the bitter taste of heartbreak and tragedy—long-buried family secrets and evil deeds that, once unearthed, will hold shocking and unexpected consequences for Eve.

So, what are you waiting on this week?


  1. I have this one on my bookshelf too and I think it sounds fab. Looking forward to your review!

  2. Old follower here. I just won this one from Goodreads! I was intrigued by the Gothic undertones and the setting. It should be a good read. Nice pick!

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  3. Oooo... sounds creepy! Hope you enjoy. Nice pick!

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  4. Very interesting choice. New follower. Like your background. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour.

  5. Yes, I saw the blurbs for this one and thought it sounded great too.
    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)