Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: The Bride's House by Sandra Dallas
Due out: April 26, 2011
Product Description from Amazon:
It’s 1880, and for Nealie Bent, seventeen, the splendid Victorian house under construction in Georgetown, Colorado, is like a fairy tale come to life. She dreams of living in “the Bride’s House,” as she calls it, with Will Spaulding, the young entrepreneur sent from the East by his grandfather to learn about the mining business. Will is not the only one who courts Nealie. Charlie Dumas, a miner who lacks Will’s polish, wants to marry the hired girl, too, and although Nealie rebuffs him, Charlie refuses to give up. Ultimately, Nealie must deal with lies, secrets, and heartache before choosing the man who will give her the Bride’s House.
For the motherless Pearl, growing up in the Bride’s House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father, robbed of the life he envisioned with Nealie, has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved. He keeps his daughter close. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl’s hand in marriage, Pearl’s father sabotages the union. But Pearl has inherited her mother’s tenacity of heart, and her father underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride’s House will go for love.
Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride’s House. She’s proud of the women who came before her. Their legacy and the Bride’s House’s secrets force Susan to question what she wants and who she loves.


Anonymous said...

I've loved several of Sandra Dallas' books. Good to know about this one. I think I read on her blog or newsletter that she has been renovating an older home in Colorado that sounds a lot like this one.

Alison said...

Sounds interesting. I need to read more historical fiction.

Christina T said...

I haven't read any of Sandra Dallas's books but this looks really good. Nice pick! I love the cover!

Jan von Harz said...

The really sounds like a great book. I love the setting and the love triangle too. Great pick!

Jill said...

Oooh, sounds great!!

TheBookGirl said...

The cover on this one is stunning. I have never read any of this author's books, so I am glad you picked this one, as I like finding new writers :)

hope you enjoy it!

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Moonlight Gleam said...

Great selection!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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BLHmistress said...

I haven't read anything by Sandra Dallas but this blurb captured my attention thank you for sharing.