It’s Waiting on Wednesday!
My pick for this week is The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray.
First, a synopsis from Amazon:
After growing up on a farm in Virginia, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to sixteen-year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, filled with the splendor of upper class England in the 1820s, is shattered when she discovers the corpse of her brother George in a lake on the estate-the tragic accidental drowning of a young man, the coroner reports, despite the wound to George’s head.
Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can’t accept that her brother’s death was an accident. A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There’s a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham.
Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother’s killer claim her life, too?
I have to say, I was first drawn to this book because of the cover. I am a sucker for covers with young women in gorgeous gowns, especially if it looks historical.
And then when I read the synopsis, I got really excited because it reminded me of Dragonwyck or Rebecca — girl from small-town goes to big estate.
I’m not huge into thrillers, but this sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
What are you waiting for this week?