Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #92: A Beauty So Rare

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander
Bethany House-April 1, 2014

About the Book
Pink was not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight. 
Eleanor Braddock--plain, practical, no stunning Southern beauty--knows she will never marry. But with a dying soldier's last whisper, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America--and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Eleanor down a far different path--building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve of this endeavor.

Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows' and children's home run contrary to Eleanor's wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor, and even if he were, someone who knows his secrets is about to reveal them all.

Why I Want It
I have enjoyed some of this author's previous books including the first in this series and this one sounds really good!

3 comments:

Shane Morgan said...

Awesome pick. Happy Wednesday!

My WoW

Melissa Tagg said...

I'm super pumped for Tamera's next book too. Loved her first Belmont Mansion one, for sure.

Leydy Laura from OUAT said...

Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
Check out our WOW of this week.

Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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