Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
Happy hump day. We are now on the downside of the week. Anyone else feel like they wish their life away waiting for the weekends? Well, that and anxiously anticipating new books to read.
I’ve always found something a little bittersweet about series endings. On the one hand, I’m saying goodbye to characters I’ve come to love spending time with. On the other, I’m interested to see the world my favorite authors create next. One of the things I love about books is I don’t have to say goodbye forever to any character. They are waiting for me right there on my bookshelves.
Roseanna M. White will conclude here Shadows over England series this fall with Barclay’s story. He’s been a steadying presence in the background through Rosemary and Willa’s stories, so I’m looking forward to learning more about this man who has become the father figure in a little family of English thieves.
Once London’s top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker’s daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.
Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can’t help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.
As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge—and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina’s father soon finds his whole family in danger—and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape it.