Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Wild Girl

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on.

 

  This week I am waiting for: The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth



Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him.

Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm.

It is a time of War, tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decide to save old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small all over the land.

Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories, such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Frog King' and 'Six Swans'. As she tells them to Wilhelm, their love blossoms. Yet the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's father has other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream.

Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just the stuff of fairy tales.


Released already in Australia but not till July for us in US and Canada

What are you waiting for? 

3 comments:

  1. I like that this book has German origins, that's so rare to see! It sounds pretty good too. I'm glad you picked this, cause now it's going on my TBR!!
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    Beth | The Reading Vixens
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  2. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one before. Thank you so much for sharing it :)

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  3. That sounds so good. I haven't seen this one around before. I'll read anything that has to do with the Brothers Grimm. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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