Waiting on Wednesday – The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel by Menna van Praag

Posted December 5, 2012 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 8 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.
   
The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel
by Menna van Praag
Expected publication: April 4th 2013 by Pamela Dorman Books


A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need.


Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.


She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.


Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.
What are you Waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll come visit!

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8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel by Menna van Praag

  1. This book sounds interesting, and it reminds me of a book I read many years ago but I can't remember the name! In any case, nice pick. 🙂

  2. Aww this sounds like such a sweet book! I hadn't heard of it before. It definitely sounds like a unique story. 🙂 I love that it's set in England!

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