Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley 
Go behind enemy lines during World War II in this tale of romance and espionage...

Betty, an American teenager living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement.

Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?

Release date: June 19, 2012 (Walker Childrens) 

I love, love, love historical fiction! Especially ones filled with romance and adventure! Violins of Autumn certainly sounds like a fantastic read and the author is amazing! I can't wait until June to get my hands on this one. 
What are you waiting for?

Waiting on Wednesday Is Hosted By: Breaking the Spine


  1. Ooh, this one sounds so good! I really enjoy historical fiction as well so this one sounds perfect for me. Plus I have to admit that I love the cover! Great pick! :)

  2. I HADN'T HEARD OF THIS ONE AND IT LOOKS AWESOME. Thanks for sharing :) :)

  3. Now I want to get this book too.
    I have a soft spot for historical stuff in different eras, and it sounds like this is the stuff of a great book.

    Thanks for sharing your pick

  4. Ooh, shiny new historical!!!

    I've been interested in women's role in WWII Britain ever since a chance encounter outside the Imperial War Museum in London three years ago. It was our last day of our trip and we were waiting for the museum to open when an elderly woman walking her dog crossed our path.

    We struck up a conversation and discovered she's lived in that same neighborhood her whole life. Her mother was a nurse who never came home one night after a Blitz attack, and so at the age of 8, she became the head of the household and mother to her little sister (their father had also been killed in duty). She stayed there through the war, and helped rebuild after an attack hit their neighborhood, and never left because she put so much of her life into it, she was a PART of it.


  5. WOW! Haven't heard of this one but looks amazing. Great choice, thanks!


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