Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wishlist Wednesday


I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper

The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added.

So what do you need to do to join in?

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.

Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.

Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.

Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.

Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.



My wishlist Wednesday book is a Victorian melodrama

The Painted Bridge

by 

Wendy Wallace


The Painted Bridge
May 24th 2012 by Simon and Schuster


Synopsis from Goodreads

Outside London behind a stone wall stands Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, recently-married Anna Palmer becomes its newest arrival, tricked by her husband into leaving home, incarcerated against her will and declared hysterical and unhinged. With no doubts as to her sanity, Anna is convinced that she will be released as soon as she can tell her story.
But Anna learns that liberty will not come easily. The longer she remains at Lake House, the more she realises that -- like the ethereal bridge over the asylum's lake -- nothing is as it appears. She begins to experience strange visions and memories that may lead her to the truth about her past, herself, and to freedom - or lead her so far into the recesses of her mind that she may never escape…
Set in Victorian England, as superstitions collide with a new psychological understanding, this elegant, emotionally suspenseful debut novel is a tale of self-discovery, secrets, and search for the truth in a world where the line between madness and sanity seems perilously fine.

I really like Victorian Gothic and this one has received some good reviews, the book's description reminds me of Sarah Water's Affinity

1 comment:

  1. I am loving my Gothic reads at the moment and especially those involving mental health institutions/asylums etc. Although I am trying to keep my wishlist to a minimum this will have to go straight on it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.