Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #12

Hosted by Pen to Paper

Author: Leila Rasheed

Publication date: January 22, 2013

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

One house, two worlds...

Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

1. It's historical.
2. It's about "ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams" along with "dutiful smiles and glittering jewels" and secrets! 
3. I already love the dynamic with Rose and Ada.
4. A rich family coming back to their home in over a decade and finding trouble. 
5. People have compared it to Downton Abbey

Did anyone just see that last line? DOWNTON ABBEY! 

What are YOU wishing for this week?


  1. This looks interesting. Hope you get to read it soon.
    Thanks for stopping by on my WW

  2. Interesting pick, I've seen it around before. Maybe I need to check it out as well. :D
    Hope you get it soon ;)

    Thanks for stopping by :D

  3. I love the look of this book as well- Downton Abbey? Oh yeah!
    Hope you get it soon ;)

  4. Nice choice - hope you get to read it soon :)

  5. I've never heard of this before, but it looks pretty good! :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  6. I saw this book floating around on GoodReads but didn't pay much attention to it. I should have, though. It sounds really good! You'll have to let us know if you get to read it and how it is!

  7. Haha, I figured this would make it on your WW eventually.

  8. I want to read this one SO badly. I'm working on convincing our YA librarian that we NEED to have it in the collection. :)

  9. I want to read this book too, and the friendship between Ada and Rose definitely looks interesting! I LOVE this line as well: "Unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels." :) Plus, I love the title and the swirls on the cover.

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  10. I still have no idea what Downtown Abbey is, but every book is getting compared to it lately...yeah...what IS IT?? But aside from that, this does look totally interesting, LOL! :D

    1. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. OH MY GOSH MEGAN. One day we are having a bloggers sleepover where we will sit down and watch my Downton Abbey boxed sets.

  11. This sounds really good! great choice.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  12. I haven't watched any of Downton Abbey yet, but this book really interests me. I love historical fiction and all the secrets and intrigue make a book like that even more fun. :) Great pick!

  13. I keep seeing this book everywhere, and from your description it looks really good! Although I'm down on Downton right now, overall I love the show :).