Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE BELOVED WILD by Melissa Ostrom

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE BELOVED WILD by Melissa Ostrom. Being a huge fan of both Pride and Prejudice and Cold Mountain, I was immediately drawn to this novel when I read the blurb and saw this story described as Pride and Prejudice meets Cold Mountain.  How intriguing does that sound?  Plus, I’m a sucker for a great coming of age story!



THE BELOVED WILD by Melissa Ostrom

Publication Date:  March 27, 2018


From Goodreads:

Pride and Prejudice meets Cold Mountain in this debut YA American epic/adventure.

She’s not the girl everyone expects her to be…

Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming family in New Hampshire, 1807. Her neighbor is Daniel Long, who runs his family’s farm on his own after the death of his parents. Harriet’s mother sees Daniel as a good match, but Harriet isn’t so sure she wants someone else to choose her path—in love and in life.

When her brother decides to strike out for the Genesee Valley in Western New York, Harriet decides to go with him—disguised as a boy. Their journey includes sickness, uninvited guests, and difficult emotional terrain as Harriet comes of age, realizes what she wants, and accepts who she’s loved all along.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

24 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I saw this one and added it to my TBR, because I like the idea of an American Epic. I have been successful with the time period and I am a sucker for a girl being a boy in order to accomplish her dreams.

  2. Laura
    Laura says:

    This does look like an interesting read. I also love all things Pride and Prejudice, including off-takes like Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and Eligible. I’ve put this one on my list of books to learn more about. Thanks for sharing!
    Laura 🙂
    My Can’t Wait Wednesday

  3. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    It does look like a nice coming of age story, I agree! Neat cover too. Great pick! P & P meets Cold Mtn. certainly makes it sound interesting!

  4. sydneyeditor1
    sydneyeditor1 says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Cold Mountain is not a mix I ever thought of, or that it could work — I’d be looking forward to your review of this, Suzanne! Interesting Pick!

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