Waiting on Wednesday [#49]

I hope I find you all very well today. Yesterday I found out about a bookstore in my home city that I did not know existed. Gah! Do you ever get that offended feeling when a bookstore so rudely goes on existing without alerting you of its presence? I shall endeavour to christen it tomorrow by drawing first blood buying a book from it.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the SpineIt’s a tremendously fun thing to be because you have an excuse to gallivant through the 2016 releases (and probably buy far too many books). It’s also fantastic fun to head over to the official page and check out the link up to what everyone else is waiting on!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

To Capture What We Cannot Keep

by Beatrice Colin

Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Beatric Colin
Publisher: Flatiron Books 
Pages: 304 {hardback}

 Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.
In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France–a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who because of her precarious financial situation is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family’s business and choose a suitable wife. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, Cait and Émile must decide what their love is worth.
Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and Émile live–one of corsets and secret trysts, duels and Bohemian independence, strict tradition and Impressionist experimentation. To Capture What We Cannot Keep, stylish, provocative, and shimmering, raises probing questions about a woman’s place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all.

RELEASE DATE: 29th November 2016


I cannot get over how beautiful this book seems all round. I absolutely adore the cover and think I would be quite happy marrying it, and the title gives me the shivers. This definitely made me instantly think of All the Light We Cannot See but obviously it is quite different. I’m really curious to see how much historical fiction is woven into what seems to be predominantly a love story because the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower’s construction INSTANTLY has me intrigued. I can’t wait to find out!


Other books by Colin . . .

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Genre: Historical Fiction
Published:  July 2008
Publisher: Murray Publishers
Pages: 404 {paperback}

My Invisible Sister

Genre: Children’s, Fantasy
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 128 {hardback}


Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: March 2010
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
Pages: 370 {hardback}

Pyrate’s Boy

Genre: Children’s, Fiction
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Kelpies
Pages: September 2013

 What are you waiting on?

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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