Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #39 - The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

It's no secret that I love fairy tales and retellings. This week's WoW is a novel that is loosely based on the Twelve Dancing Princesses. It looks really good. Shifted to Jazz Age Manhattan, the 12 sisters dance their nights away in speakeasies instead of a secret place beneath their bedroom. That era always has a little magic of it's own anyway. It'll be interesting to see how the author blends the story with that time period. 


Kindle Edition288 pages
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (a novel) by Genevieve Valentine is due out June 3, 2014 from Atria Books. Here's what Goodreads has to say about it: 

From award-winning author Genevieve Valentine, a stunning reimagining of the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.
Jo, the first born, “The General” to her eleven sisters, is the closest thing the Hamilton girls have to a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the signal each night, as they slip out of the confines of their father’s townhouse to await the cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry them all off.

The girls, meanwhile, continue to dance, from Salon Renaud to the Swan to the Funeral Parlor Supper Club and, finally, the Kingfisher, the club they come to call home. They dance until one night when they are caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn’t seen in almost ten years. Suddenly Jo must weigh in the balance not only the demands of her father and eleven sisters, but those of her own heart.

With The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, award-winning writer Genevieve Valentine takes her superb storytelling gifts to new heights, penning a dazzling tale about sisterhood, freedom, and love in Jazz Age Manhattan.

So, what book are you waiting on this week?

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy!

    Here's mine: “A LONG TIME GONE”

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    1. Your WoW sounds good too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Fascinating historical period and seems like a good story

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  3. New follower! This one sounds interesting and it's new to me. I like re-tellings too!

    WOW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Thanks! Your WoW sounds good too. And following back!

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  4. Ah, I just received a copy through NetGalley .... sounds very promising, doesn't it? Have to finish another 2 books first. :) (Leila from Readers' Oasis ... http://www.leilarice.blogspot.com)

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  5. Yes it does. Hope you enjoy it!

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