Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

Blackhearts

Blackhearts

Release date: February 9th 2015

Goodreads: Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. This is their story.
Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.
Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?
From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Why I’m excited: There’s something that fascinates me about the Blackbeard legend and I like the idea of an origin story, even fictionalized. I’m hoping there’s some historical accuracy, if not in his life then in the time period. Either way it does sound good.

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4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. I’m really excited about this one too! I don’t know much about Blackbeard and I haven’t really read any “pirate” books so this looks like a good place to start!

  2. This sounds super intriguing! Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

  3. Pingback: Comparing Before and After: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman | Overflowing Bookshelves

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