On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.
On my Wishlist this week:
Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.
On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.
The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.
Beautifully written and feverishly paced, Everlasting is an unforgettable journey of passion, secrecy, and adventure.
I need to read more historical fiction. I always come across books like this and instantly think "Hey this sounds like a great book," but eventually I just forget about it because there's so many other books out there, too. But I really need to make sure I keep broadening my horizons and reading different types of books. That's why I chose this for my wishlist this week. Points toward reading this also include: part is set in Australia, magic, and romance. I don't think I can go wrong. And I LOVE the cover. The colours just mesh so well together, and the writing for the title is beautiful!
What's on your wishlist this week?