Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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.

The Heir and the Spare

Author: Emily Albright
Publisher: Merit
Release Date: January, 2016

Family can be complicated. Especially when skeletons from the past pop up unexpectedly. For American Evie Gray, finding out her deceased mother had a secret identity, and not one of the caped crusader variety, was quite the surprise. Evie’s mom had a secret life before she was even born, one that involved tiaras.

In this modern day fairytale, Evie is on a path to figure out who her mom really was, while discovering for herself what the future will hold. Charged with her late mother’s letters, Evie embarks on a quest into her past. The first item on the list is to attend Oxford, her mom’s alma mater. There, Evie stumbles upon a real life prince charming, Edmund Stuart the second Prince of England, who is all too happy to be the counterpart to her damsel in distress.

Evie can’t resist her growing attraction to Edmund as they spend more time together trying to unravel the clues her mother left behind. But, when doubts arise as to whether or not Edmund could ever be with an untitled American, what really ends up unraveling is Evie’s heart. When Evie uncovers all the facts about her mom’s former life, she realizes her mom’s past can open doors she never dreamed possible, doors that can help her be with Edmund. But, with everything now unveiled, Evie starts to crack under the pressure of new family responsibilities and the realization that her perfect prince may want her for all the wrong reasons.

Why I'm Excited:

I love pretty much everything about England (you might have gathered that by my blog design), so when I saw this cover I didn't even need to read the synopsis to know I wanted to read it. I did anyway, of course, and all I have to say is: Oxford University and secret royalty. Sign me up! 

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  1. YES! I love the sound of this one. Completely agree. I am sort of obsessed with the Royals. Have you read The Royal We? I highly recommend that one. Great pick!

  2. I hadn't heard of this but it sounds like a book I'd love. I love books set in England and anything to do with royalty. I also second the recommendation of The Royal We. :)

  3. Oh this sounds awesome! New to me but I am definitely adding to my TBR!!

    My WoW

  4. I'm excited for this one, too! Love all things British so this absolutely caught my eye! :D

  5. I don't usually read books like this unless they really appeal to me, and The Heir and the Spare definitely appeals to me. I'm adding it to me TBR. I hope you enjoy reading it!

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  6. I can't wait for this one! It definitely sounds like something I'd love. I enjoy the cover and the tagline too. :b Great pick!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. This sounds really good! I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  8. This one sounds cute. And yes to Oxford! ~Pam

  9. That looks so fun! I adore stories about royalty, especially if they involve secrets and romance.

    Happy reading!


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