15 February 2017

Waiting on Wednesday | The Illusionist's Apprentice & For Love and Honor

Hosted weekly by Breaking the Spine 
to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
(Similarly, Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.)

Happy Wednesday!

These two authors have delighted me with each of their books I've read, and I have high hopes that these upcoming releases will not disappoint.

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Title: The Illusionist's Apprentice
Author: Kristy Cambron
Expected Publication Date: 7 March 2017

Harry Houdini’s one-time apprentice holds fantastic secrets about the greatest illusionist in the world. But someone wants to claim them...or silence her before she can reveal them on her own.

Boston, 1926. Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is a bold eccentric—even for a female vaudevillian. As notorious for her inherited wealth and gentleman’s dress as she is for her unsavory upbringing in the back halls of a vaudeville theater, Wren lives in a world that challenges all manner of conventions.

In the months following Houdini’s death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton, a man defamed by Houdini’s ardent debunking of fraudulent mystics in the years leading up to his death. But in a public illusion that goes terribly wrong, one man is dead and another stands charged with his murder. Though he’s known as one of her teacher’s greatest critics, Wren must decide to become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton’s defender.

Forced to team up with the newly formed FBI, Wren races against time and an unknown enemy, all to prove the innocence of a hated man. In a world of illusion, of the vaudeville halls that showcase the flamboyant and the strange, Wren’s carefully constructed world threatens to collapse around her. Layered with mystery, illusion, and the artistry of the Jazz Age’s bygone vaudeville era, The Illusionist’s Apprentice is a journey through love and loss and the underpinnings of faith on each life’s stage.

Title: For Love & Honor
Author: Jody Hedlund
Expected Publication Date: 7 March 2017

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

Have you read these authors yet?


  1. I really love the covers of both of these! Thanks for stopping by and participating again! :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  2. These are both new to me, the one about Houdini sounds awesome! Great choices!

  3. Oh I like both the covers and they sound good! They're both new to me so thanks for sharing, will be adding them to my never ending TBR
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  4. CANNOT wait to read both of these! I have Jody's for review, and hope to pick up Kristy's this week if not at the bookstore than next time I place an Amazon order. Both are exceptional authors.

  5. Wow, the Illusionist's Apprentice sounds brilliant! What a grea t find!

  6. The Illusionist's Apprentice sounds fantastic, the character description alone makes me want to read it!

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