Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A Novel of the Brontes by Lena Coakley


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  For a change this week, I'm featuring a book that is not part of a series.  As far as I know, it will be a standalone.  I always love when historical fiction takes real people from history, and using what knowledge we have about them, weaves a story that brings them to life.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.


And as a lover of books and authors, what better type of people to read a historical fiction novel about than this group of siblings/authors?  What do you think? Does it sound like something you'd want to read?

What book are you eagerly awaiting this week? 

42 comments:

  1. Yes, it sounds like something I want to read. I've always been fascinated with the Bronte family. Their history is so odd, what with the father outliving all of his children - the oldest 2 died within weeks of each other, and the youngest 3 died within 9 months of each other. That stubborn Charlotte held on the longest!

    My WoW

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    1. I love the historical fiction takes on famous people like this one. You know a lot about this family already, so I'll be interested in hearing what you think about this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh I remember seeing something about this! I love the Bronte Sisters so I'm interested in what direction the author will take this in!

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    1. I can't wait to see just where it goes. It sounds really intriguing! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. This kind of story, of isolation and bonding, tugs at my heartstrings. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE”


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  4. This sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks! I hope to get to reading it soon, found it as an egalley. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Interesting pick. I feel like I could relate to these characters, being that I grew up in a strict household and my imagination was my escape :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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    1. It's always best when we can relate to the characters in the book in some way. At least that is what is best for me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I really need to get more historical reads! I love the genre, but I feel like I don't read it nearly enough :) This one sounds wonderful^^ thanks for bringing it to my attention and I hope that you'll love it! xx

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  7. I always have mixed feelings about historical fiction but this one does look interesting!
    Have an amazing Wednesday!

    Here's my WOW

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    1. This type of historical fiction is often more fun for me because really they can take a lot of liberties with the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This isn't my normal read, but I have to admit that I have had my eye on it for some time. I may have to break down and check it out when it's released. Hope you love it!

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    1. This is the kind I read every once in a great while, and have enjoyed the ones that I did read. Can't wait to get it! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. This sounds like an interesting read and I love the cover, it's beautiful. I love historical fiction, so it's definitely something I'd pick up.

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    1. It was the cover of course that drew me in first, but then it just sounds really good as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Sounds indeed quite fascinating and interesting. Just the idea of an author's imagination so creative, it becomes real and they truly get lost in it :)
    My WoW

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  11. Not heard of this book before but it does sound good and it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

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    1. I'm hoping it will live up to my expectations that I've got from the cover and the synopsis. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  12. Haven't heard of this one before, thanks!!

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  13. This definitely sounds like an interesting read! I like the title (: Thanks for sharing
    and stopping by Bookmunchies!

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  14. Lovely cover! I saw this one NetGalley but I don't know if I'll enjoy it. I hope you love the book!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  15. Oh yes, I'm very excited about this one, too! Love historical fiction like this and even more so because it's about the Brontes!

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    1. I'm not necessarily a huge Bronte fan, but the fact that they were authors makes me excited just because of that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I love the Bronte sisters and I love historical fiction! I will have to check this out! Thanks for sharing

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  17. This sounds delightful. I'd not heard of this before. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  18. I’ve never heard of this book before, thanks fir sharing.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  19. I absolutely love the cover of this book. I can't wait for this one to be released either. It sounds so incredible!

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  20. I hadn't heard of this one until your post but sounds like I'll have to keep an eye out for it when it hits bookstores! :) Thanks for sharing & thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Dominique
    The Book Vault

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    1. It was a new one to me when I found it. Sounds pretty good! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  21. I just saw this one a few weeks back and it sounded just as interesting then as it does now. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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