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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig



From Goodreads:
A juicy, sprawling comedy of manners about a group of thirtysomethings stumbling into adulthood among Houston's high-powered, oil money elite

Thirty-year-old Vivienne Cally is wealthy in name only. Orphaned as a child and raised by a cold but regal aunt, Vivienne was taught to rely on her beauty and Texas tradition, and is expected to marry a wealthy and respectable man who will honor the Cally name. Friends with Houston's most prominent families, she's a beloved fixture at social events, and suffers no shortage of access to the city's most eligible bachelors. Preston Duffin has known Vivienne and her set since childhood, though he's never shared their social aspirations or status. About to graduate from a prestigious architecture program, he is both fascinated and repelled by this group of friends he sits on the cusp of, one that shares none of his curiosity about the world beyond Houston. He's long admired Vivienne's beauty, but isn't sure he holds any place in so traditional a life. Intrigued by the extent to which Preston challenges the only way of life she's ever known, Vivienne both courts his attention, and rebuffs his critiques of her antiquated values. Inspired by Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, A Wife of Noble Character shares the original novel's sharp social commentary at the same time that it illuminates the trappings and rewards of coming-of-age that are wholly unique to the twenty-first century. Part biting wit, part good old-fashioned love story, it takes readers from Texas to Paris and Switzerland and back again, and will charm both fans of Wharton and anyone who has ever struggled to find their path in life.
Have you read The House of Mirth? It is amazing!  So I am so intrigued by this modern retelling/inspired work!!  A Wife of Noble Character is scheduled for release on August 2, 2016, and I can't wait!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


18 comments:

  1. Oh, goodness. This cover is gorgeous! And it sounds amazing. Thanks for putting it on my radar! Great pick, Eva!

    Stop by my pick

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  2. I love a retelling and this one sounds very interesting.

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  3. This is a gorgeous cover, and retelling ( I suddenly want to see Gillian Anderson on this cover lol). Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/02/03/wow-the-book-of-memory/

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  4. That's a totally new to me one! Not even familiar with it's original story! Oh well! Hope you thoroughly enjoy this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I haven't read The House of Mirth but this definitely sounds interesting. Great pick!

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  6. I'm loving that cover. I haven't read anything by the author but I'm intrigued. This sounds really interesting!
    Great pick, Eva!

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  7. What fun! I also love a good story with thirtysomethings....they are at the perfect age for making big decisions and/or changes. The Texas setting sounds good, too. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “INK AND BONE”

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  8. THIS COVER THOUGH! Can we please talk about that cover? I love the font choice I and the colors are mesmerizing! I'm not sure if it's very suitable for a book cover but no matter! It's still cute as ever anyway! And it's a comedy more or less? It sounds good! I hope you enjoy it love! <3

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  9. I really love this cover, I can't believe I've never seen this one before! thanks for sharing, I hope you like it when it comes out :)
    here's my WoW!

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  10. This one is new to me, and I love the sound of it. The cover is gorgeous (minus the font for me) and so like a regal-in-training portrait.

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  11. I haven't heard of this one yet! I love the cover, and am looking forward to it now!! :D

    Waiting on Wednesday

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  12. Haven't seen this one before, I hope you like it!

    http://thebestbasicblogger.blogspot.com/2016/02/wishlist-winning-wednesday-5.html

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier! This one is new to me. Thanks for featuring it!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  14. I love how it's a modern take on The House of Mirth (or at least inspired by it). This sounds like it could be really good!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  15. I've never heard of this one. I'm intrigued though. :) Great WoW pick!

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  16. This is new to me, but I love the sound of it and hope you enjoy the read!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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