WWW Wednesday at coffee and ink #11

Sam at Taking on a World of Words is the host of WWW Wednesday.  To participate, all you have to do is answer the three W questions and post in the comments section at Sam’s blog:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I reviewed the re-issue of the first in the Blackstone (Blackstone #1)series from NetGalley and picked up the second (Blackstone on Broadway #2) in KU.

I’m (edit: still) listening to this one on my early morning walk around the horsetrack–I love this–I hope to see more from this author.

Karen Odden’s enthralling debut historical mystery transports readers to Victorian England, where a terrifying railway disaster plunges a headstrong young noblewoman into a conspiracy that reaches to the highest corridors of power.

Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral country estate when her train careens off the rails and bursts into flames. Though she is injured, she manages to drag herself and her unconscious mother out of the wreckage, and amid the chaos that ensues, a brilliant young railway surgeon saves her mother’s life. Elizabeth feels an immediate connection with Paul Wilcox—though society would never deem a medical man eligible for the daughter of an earl.

After Paul reveals that the train wreck was no accident, and the inspector who tried to prevent it dies under mysterious circumstances, Elizabeth undertakes a dangerous investigation of her own that leads back to her family’s buried secrets. The more she learns, the more she must risk. Not only are her dowry and her reputation at stake; Paul’s very life hangs in the balance when he is arrested for manslaughter. As the trial draws near, and Parliament prepares for a vote that will change the course of the nation, Elizabeth uncovers a conspiracy that has been years in the making. But time is running out for her to see justice done.

What did you recently finish reading?

I loved this novel set in Renaissance Florence, love the voice and the mysterious Magician of Florence. Great concept!  I’ve only read two other novels by this author, The Burning Times and The Borgia Bride, and liked them, though Borgias have gotten boring for me.  Like Tudors. Review to come!



What do you think you’ll read next?

From NetGalley, I have these two to finish up before requesting the next batch:

Abelard and Heloise! 😀

1904-1924 mystery series re-issue from Poisoned Pen Press…


One thought on “WWW Wednesday at coffee and ink #11

  1. carhicks September 8, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I just started the Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Only a couple of chapters in but I am enjoying it so far. I am also reading The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart. Very different books. I just finished Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith as well as Seeing Red by Sandra Brown. Next I plan to read Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack by Jill Grunenwald and Hair Brained by Nancy J. Cohen. We will see how I do sticking to my plan.


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