“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
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. 🙂