Wishlist Wednesday [#21]

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .

The Emperor’s Conspiracy
by Michelle Diener


From nineteenth-century London’s elegant ballrooms to its darkest slums, a spirited young woman and a nobleman investigating for the Crown unmask a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of its gold.

Genre: Historical Fiction,  Mystery, Romance
Author: Michelle Diener
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 336 {paperback}

Chance led to Charlotte Raven’s transformation from chimney sweep to wealthy, educated noblewoman, but she still walks a delicate tightrope between two worlds, unable to turn her back on the ruthless crime lord who was once her childhood protector.
When Lord Edward Durnham is tapped to solve the mystery of England’s rapidly disappearing gold, his search leads him to the stews of London, and Charlotte becomes his intriguing guide to the city’s dark, forbidding underworld. But as her involvement brings Charlotte to the attention of men who have no qualms about who they hurt, and as Edward forges a grudging alliance with the dangerous ghosts of Charlotte’s former life, she faces a choice: to continue living in limbo, or to close the door on the past and risk her heart and her happiness on an unpredictable future.

I just think that this book sounds really quite interesting. I love the cover (very important) and I think the whole intrigue with the character walking this line between two worlds will make it wonderfully stressful. You’ve got to love those books with a strong awesome character who has to do a juggling act to keep their life in balance.

I’m definitely mostly curious because I just want to find out what happens. The blurb is cruelly vague and I can’t decide exactly what is going on here. Plus it is also set in 19th-century London, so, you know. It does definitely sound fascinating and I hope that when I do eventually get to read it, it lives up to expectations!


 Also by this author . . .

In A Treacherous Court
book 1 in the Susanna Horenbout and John Parker


Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Gallery Books, Simon & Shuster
Pages: 301 {paperback}

Dark Horse
book 1 in the Class 5 series


Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi (aliens)
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Eclipse
Pages: 468 {e-book}

The Golden Apple
book 1 in The Dark Forest series


Genre: Fantasy, Retelling (Snow White, I assume), Romance
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Michelle Diener
Pages: 298 {paperback}

Mistress of the Wind


Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Retelling (East of the Sun, West of the Moon)
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Michelle Diener
Pages: 342 {paperback}

Daughter of the Sky


Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Michelle Diener
Pages: 340 {paperback}

 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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