Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (123) The Passion of Dolssa

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:09 PM with 6 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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The Passion of Dolssa

Author: Julie Berry
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 16, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it.

Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all.

Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too.

Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas.

When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille’s tricks, tales, and cleverness can’t protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon Bajas, Dolssa’s passion and Botille’s good intentions could destroy the entire village.

From the author of the award-winning All the Truth That’s in Me comes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.

Why I'm excited:
I love a good thriller, and this one sounds smart and interesting. I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but I've heard nothing but good things about this author and have been excited to dive into this one.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This sounds like something right up my alley. I loooove historical fiction so I'm always looking for new books in the genre. Thanks for sharing! ♥


    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  2. I really don't like thriller books but I hope you won't be disappointed when you get this book.
    MY WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

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  3. This sounds like a great YA historical, and the setting in medieval France is one I have not read in a long while. Oooh, you just added to my wish list pile - lol :)

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  4. This book sounds amazing! I love historical fiction and definitely need some more to add to my TBR.

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  5. I definitely would love to read this one. While historical fiction isn't a favorite of mine, I would check this out.

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  6. I don't read much historical fiction either, but this one piques my interest. Great pick! ~Pam

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