Waiting on Wednesday (17) – The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann

Posted August 8, 2012 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 1 Comment

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.
by Karen Engelmann
Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Ecco

For fans of Patrick Suskind’s classic Perfume comes a dazzling debut, set during Stockholm’s opulent Golden Age that brilliantly interweaves history, romance, and intrigue, in which one man’s fortune holds the key to a nation’s precarious fate 

“A delicious page-turner that brings eighteenth-century Stockholm to vivid life, complete with scandal, conspiracy, mystery, and a hint of magic. Karen Engelmann’s spectacular debut drew me in with its fascinating characters, who share their secrets of cartomancy, apothecaries, and the power of a well-fluttered fan. A captivating tale, beautifully told.”-Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters

“Delicious . . . he essence of witty intelligence. Readers will delight [in] every element in this Swedish weave, from the brutal winter weather to the unfurling of a lady’s fan. The plot is an urgent one, and the characters mysterious, appealing, and memorable. . . . I felt a real kinship with author Karen Engelmann.”-Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife and Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antionette

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?



One response to “Waiting on Wednesday (17) – The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann

  1. I've actually not heard of this book before, but it sounds exactly like something that I would enjoy reading. I'm adding it to Goodreads now and pricing it on Amazon. Thanks!

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