10 June 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Curiosity Keeper & Lady Maybe

Hosted weekly by Breaking the Spine 
to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: The Curiosity Keeper
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Expected Publication Date: 7 July 2015

Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn’t even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited.

The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. Nor does she want to be. With a fiery personality, she dreams of adventures far beyond the walls of her family’s modest business. But when her father thrusts a mysterious box into her hands and disappears, her whole world – dreams and all – shifts.

James is an apothecary, tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father, a well-known explorer and collector, is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. Seeking his father’s approval, James picks up the hunt for the stolen ruby, leading him to the door of Camille’s curiosity shop.

With both of their lives in danger as the ruby remains at large, James squires Camille away to the Bentworth School, believing that would be the last place her pursuers would look for her. They both find their hearts and dreams heading in a new direction, but before they are free to embrace their future they must solve the mystery looming around them. The more they uncover, however, the harder it becomes to know whom to trust. And they begin to realize that recovering the ruby may require a great sacrifice: their newfound love and maybe even their lives. 

Title: Lady Maybe
Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Expected Publication Date: 7 July 2015

In the new novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a woman’s startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England…

One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness…

Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie.

But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.      


  1. Both of these books were on my Top 10 Tuesday list this week. Thanks for highlighting them.

  2. The Curiosity Keeper seems such an interesting book. The summary is very interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

    Happy readings! :)

  3. I've not heard of these. The Curiosity Keeper sounds interesting.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Haven't heard of either of these. Hope you're able to get ahold of them soon!
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  5. Both books sound fantastic and I've added them to by TBR. Thanks for the heads up!

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  6. Both books sound fantastic and I've added them to by TBR. Thanks for the heads up!

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