Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that gives bloggers the opportunity to highlight upcoming releases about which they are extremely excited.
I already mentioned last week how I was feeling a bit of a craving for fairy tale fodder, and that feeling is far from going away, now that the sun in shining and I've seen both a bluebird and a red-winged blackbird in one day. My newest novel on the TBR-list promises just that, meshing the world of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" with the excitement of the Big Apple during Prohibition, with The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, by Genevieve Valentine, set for publication this upcoming June 3rd, 2014.
When their father isn't looking, the Hamilton Girls escape the constraints of their father's townhouse, into the speakeasies of the busy Big Apple. Jo - the firstborn, and the closest thing the other ten have to a mother - was the mastermind behind the sojourns into actual society, teaching them how to dance, and giving the signal for each night's excursion into the world of which their father would never approve. Swanning about town, from Salon Renaud to the Swan, the Funeral Parlor Supper Club to the Kingfisher Club, the one club they call home, these girls surround themselves with a sumptuous extravagance, a fantasy to free their minds from the control of their demanding father.
That is, until the day he decides they should all be married off.
But still, the girls dance, and when they are caught in a raid by the Prohibition police, they are separated, and suddenly, Jo comes face-to-face with a man from the past, a bootlegger named Tom who she hasn't seen in years. Now, Jo doesn't just have to remember to protect her sisters, but protect her heart, as well.
Why am I so excited?
Well, let's be real, I'm kind of hoping this preoccupation with the Jazz Age is on its way out, because in terms of randomized adoption of particular time periods, the bastardization of that particular point in history by pop culture in the early 2010's is almost as annoying as when we did it with the '80s in the late 2000's. However, this seems like a sweet send-up of a tale that isn't told all that often, which also happens to be one of my favorites. Can't wait!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?