Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: 6.3.09

I happened to just recently discover this book, and I wanted to share it right away before I forgot.

A Sweet Disorder by Jacqueline Kolosov

About the Book (from the author's website): "Sixteen-year-old Miranda has no idea how much her life is going to change upon hearing the news of her father's death. Left with little dowry to offer, Miranda faces a broken engagement and is sent to live with her father's cousin, Earl John Hardwood, and his wife, whose primary goal is to take her to court and marry her off to the insufferable Lord Seagrave, for their own profit.

At Queen Elizabeth's court, Miranda soon learns that a large part of her survival will depend on knowing who to trust. When Miranda distinguishes herself from the rest of the maidens with her exquisite sewing and embroideryskills, she gets the attention of the queen, much to the anger and jealousy of courtiers, ladies-in-waiting--and even a trusted "friend."

As Miranda begins to win the Queen's favor, she is given the ultimate test-to recreate Elizabeth's mother's (Ann Boleyn) coronation gown. Miranda knows this is her opportunity to escape the shackles of convention and get out of the marriage to Lord Seagrave, instead establishing an independent life at court as the queen's seamstress. But what of her future with Henry Raleigh, the man to whom she was once promised and has always loved?"

Hmmm... Elizabethan England. Sign me up. I'm sure you could have guessed that part though. :-) And, you've heard this one before too, I love the cover. Especially the lace edging along the side.

A Sweet Disorder will be released on June 9th (almost there!) but you can still pre-order your copy now:


Kate said...

This sounds like an amazing read :)

Amanda said...

Wow, that cover is so pretty! The book also sounds really good, I think I'm waiting on this one too!