Wednesday 25 July 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 ( somewhere in your post

My Wishlist Wednesday book 


The House of Velvet and Glass


Katherine Howe 

The House of Velvet and Glass
Penguin 13 September 2012

The House of Velvet and Glass
Published in April 10 by Voice/Hyperion

Synopsis from Goodreads

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestsellerThe Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball.

Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston’s Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sibyl flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Derby, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium’s scrying glass.

From the opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of theTitanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist that will leave readers breathless.

I thoroughly enjoyed Katherine Howe's previous novel ~ The Lost Book of Salem ~ so I have high expectations for The House of Velvet and Glass.

The Lost Book of Salem
Published 2009 Penguin Books


  1. I now have 2 more books on my wishlist! Thank you for sharing. This author sounds fantastic!


    My Wishlist Wednesday

    1. Hi Auggie - welcome to jaffareadstoo. Always glad to encourage wish lists - Katherine Howe is a great author.

  2. Confused me for a second -- I read The Lost Book of Salem under the US name, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane! I thought maybe she had another book that somehow I'd missed. :) I also really enjoyed it. I liked The House of Velvet and Glass, but not quite as much.

    1. Hi Lisa - I remember the same confusion when, having read the UK version The Lost Book of Salem, I almost bought the The Physick Book thinking it was a new title...just reiterates how confusing it is when books get re-named when they cross the Atlantic !!!
      Great story though !


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