Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #45: The Shadowy Horses, by Susanna Kearsley






This is a weekly book meme, hosted by
which features future releases that
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!


Here's my pick for this week!



 
Paperback, 432 pages
Sourcebooks Landmark
Expected Publication,
October 1, 2012
Genres:
Gothic Fiction,Supernatural Fiction,
Romance, Mystery


I discovered this fascinating book
through a fellow blogger,


When I read her review,
I just knew I had to get this book,
which I'll do as soon as it's released!

You can access Jessie's wonderful
review HERE.


From the Goodreads Synopsis

Verity Grey abandons her comfortable job at the British Museum to seek adventure on an archaeological dig in the wilds of Scotland. But when she arrives on site, she discovers that the excavation is being led by a discredited and eccentric old man who has forsaken scientific evidence. Instead, the entire team is following the word of a local boy who claims that he saw a ghostly Roman soldier in the fields...



Now doesn't this sound like an
absolutely riveting plot?
The story is full of puzzling
paranormal elements, and  the field
where the archaelogical dig is
taking place is misty, and steeped
in eerie mystery...
I'm wondering if Verity will be
having a romance with that
ghostly Roman soldier...
Of course, I love paranormal
romances of that sort!
Another factor attracting me to this book
 is that the story takes place in Scotland,
that fey land some of my ancestors
hail from...



What do you think of my choice?
What mysteriously
fascinating books
are you all languishing for
this week?



11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the shoutout! I love your blog so it's a genuine pleasure to see I influenced you! I hope you read it and love it!

    And if you do, definitely read Marian by the same author. I actually loved it even more than this one!

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  2. Hi, Jess!

    You're very welcome!! And thanks for complimenting my blog!!

    I know I'll really enjoy this book when I get it. Thanks again for reviewing it!! And of course I'll also check out her other books.

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  3. I understand that the plot involves looking for atitifects from a lost Roman legion and ghosts. Some of the best ghost stories involve a dollop of history. Scotland is a great place for such a tale. When you add ancient Romans you get a mix that does sound like a great book!

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  4. Hi, roro!

    Glad you like my pick! Thanks for commenting!! : )

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  5. Hey, Brian!

    This book is based on a real legend. And I agree -- the mix of fact and fiction always makes for a very interesting read! The setting is a HUGE plus, too!

    Thanks for the comment!! : )

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  6. I had not heard about this one, but it's definitely going on my list now. Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

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  7. Kate & Lis:

    Oh, I'm so glad you're both putting this one on your TBR piles! It's well worth it!

    I'll be visiting both of your WOWs.

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

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  8. Love a good ghost story. Great pick!

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  9. SQT: Oh, me, too!! This one sounds so terrific! Thanks for commenting back!! : )

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