“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am eagerly anticipating A Golden WebÂ by Barbara Quick.
First off, the cover is gorgeous.
Alessandra is desperate to escapeâ€”from her stepmother, whoâ€™s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. Thereâ€™s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas.
The Golden Web hits shelves April 6, 2010, so it’s a tenner book which means it’s likely to be incredibly awesome! You can pre-order it at Amazon.com
In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foreseeâ€”and an enduring fame.
In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the worldâ€™s first female anatomist, distinguished novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgottenâ€”and unforgettableâ€”heroine.