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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Flight of Gemma Hardy


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel by Margot Livesey

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Acclaimed, award-winning author Margot Livesey delivers her breakout novel: a captivating tale, set in Scotland in the early 1960s, that is both an homage and a modern variation on the enduring classic, Jane Eyre.

Fate has not been kind to Gemma Hardy. Orphaned by the age of ten, neglected by a bitter and cruel aunt, sent to a boarding school where she is both servant and student, young Gemma seems destined for a life of hardship and loneliness. Yet her bright spirit burns strong. Fiercely intelligent, singularly determined, Gemma overcomes each challenge and setback, growing stronger and more certain of her path. Now an independent young woman with dreams of the future, she accepts a position as an au pair on the remote and beautiful Orkney Islands. But Gemma's biggest trial is about to begin . . . a journey of passion and betrayal, secrets and lies, redemption and discovery that will lead her to a life she's never dreamed.

Publishing January 24, 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers.

4 comments:

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

I loved Jane Eyre, so I'm totally intrigued by this book. Great pick!

Cath said...

I LOOOOOOOVED Livesey's Eva Moves the Furniture, I actually cried while writing the review of it! I am SO EXCITED to see she has a new book out and I know this is one I will preorder.

JP said...

I can't wait for this one! In fact, I think I'm going to have to pre-order the Kindle version. I've never done this before, but I seriously can't wait!

Giselle said...

I just noticed this on Goodreads yesterday and it sounds really good! Great pick!

Giselle
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