Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (42)


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

"The Mirk and Midnight Hour" by Jane Nickerson

This book is to be released March 11th, 2014. This is a stand-alone novel.

A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest. All collide at night's darkest hour.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war--a war that has already claimed her twin brother.

When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy--one of the men who might have killed her own brother--and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds--keeping him alive--and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion.

Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.

From the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold comes a haunting love story and suspenseful thriller based on the ancient fairy tale of "Tam Lin."

I have always had a fascination with the Civil War era and a love story between a southern woman and a Union soldier? Yep... that sounds good enough for me :) Not to mention it seems to have a bit of a fantasy-like air as well as some bits of a fairy tale retelling (which is always a fave of mine). Doesn't take much to really catch my interest and this book managed to do just that within the first sentence of the synopsis.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?