Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY


“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 LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY by Mackenzi Lee.  One of my absolute favorite reads of 2017 was The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.  It was laugh-out-loud hilarious and was brimming with lovable characters.  Felicity Montague, with her razor sharp wit and her unwavering desire to become a doctor during a time where that was just unheard of, quickly became one of my favorites.  I’m over the moon to know that she’s now going to have her own book in this series and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.  I predict this will be one of my favorite 2018 reads!



Publication Date:   October 2, 2018


From Goodreads:

Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

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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. 🙂

38 replies
  1. Silvia
    Silvia says:

    This one sounds so good! However, I have a feeling I should ALSO grab The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, especially considering it was one of your fave reads of 2017 😀
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

  2. AngelErin
    AngelErin says:

    I still need to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. That one and this one sound so good!! I better add the first one to my very, very long wishlist. 😛 I hope you LOVE this one when you get to read it! <3

  3. Wendy @ Birdie Bookworm
    Wendy @ Birdie Bookworm says:

    I almost chose this too! I decided to hold off because I find it hard to pick a book I’m excited for, and I could save this one for further down the road. I just love the cover, and can’t wait to read it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m so excited for it and really hope it’s as good as the first one. It actually sounds like it has the potential to be even better!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Aww, that is a bummer. I adored the first book and especially Monty even if I wanted to occasionally smack him upside the head, lol. I guess not every book is for everyone though.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh yay, I hope you love it. I loved both the adventure aspect of it and that it was just hilarious as well. I really hope the second book has that same humor.

  4. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    I remember seeing the Gentleman’s Guide around a LOT and I think most of the reviews I saw were positive. This one sounds great too. Secrets under the Atlantic? Oooh that catches my eye! And she sounds like an awesome heroine…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      The Gentleman’s Guide was a really fun read and Felicity was one of my favorite characters in that, so I’m hoping the magic will continue in book 2.

  5. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I have seen so many raves for the first book, but I have not read it (yet). I hope the sequel is as good, if not better, than its predecessor.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh yes, the first book was so good. It has a great adventure and it’s just hilarious on top of it. I really hope the second book captures that same magic.

  6. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Me! Me! Me! I want to read this one now too. I just love the cover, and it sounds soooo good! The first book is on my wish list, but I want to read this one as well.

  7. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Dammit, the Gentleman’s Guide was one that just fell lower and lower on my TBR 🙁 This book 2 sounds HILARIOUS! I hope it’s a good read!

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