Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #139: The Secret of Pembrooke Park

"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:

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Bethany House-December 2, 2014

About the Book
Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister. 
Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play...
The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure.
This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house.
Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past. 

As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?

Why I Want It
Julie's books are always beautifully written and I am looking forward to this release!

4 comments:

Shannah Mauney said...

I love Julie's books, as well. I can't wait to read this one!

Asheley T. said...

Julie Klassen is one of those authors that I own so many of her books but I have yet to sit down and read one. I wasn't aware of this one! I'm adding it to my wishlist right now! (and I REALLY need to start on her work asap, right?)

Cathy said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one too!

Abbi Hart said...

Shannah-It should be good!

Asheley-I kept seeing her books at my church library and always wanted to read one and once I got started I just kept reading more and now I've read all but one I think!

Cathy- Hope you get the chance to!

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