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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday; Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein

October 12th 2010 by Bloomsbury

Lady Catherine is one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite court maidens—until her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Raleigh is discovered. In a bitter twist of irony, the jealous queen banishes Cate to Raleigh's colony of Roanoke, in the New World. Raleigh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. Instead it is Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, whom the colonists—and Cate—increasingly turn to. Yet just as Cate's longings for England and Raleigh fade and she discovers a new love in Manteo, Raleigh will finally set sail for the New World.

Seamlessly weaving together fact with fiction, Lisa Klein's newest historical drama is an engrossing tale of adventure and forbidden love—kindled by one of the most famous mysteries in American history: the fate of the settlers at Roanoke, who disappeared without a trace forty years before the Pilgrims would set foot in Plymouth.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Oooh! I'm putting this one on my list now. I love historical fiction!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool pick!

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Manga Maniac said...

I think this looks good, too!

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GABY said...

Great pick! historical romance! *_*

Jan von Harz said...

I am so excited about this one. I have always wondered about what happen to the people in Roanoke so I am hoping that Klein has come up with a great story.

danya said...

I thought Lisa Klein did a really good job with Ophelia, and I always found the story of Roanoke Island to be intriguing. Sounds like it has potential!

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Alison said...

Looks great! I really want to read more historical fiction.
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