Waiting on Wednesday…

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This Wednesday’s choice is again a bit of a long wait but I do like the look of this one:

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.

Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.

Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she’s just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…

Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: July 5th 2016 by Tor Books

12 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday…”

  1. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Great pick – that is a very cool concept. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I really like the look of it and I haven’t read this author yet so this could be a good starting point.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This sounds very original! I saw this in Tor’s catalog but I guess I didn’t read the synopsis. Awesome choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I like the look of it – I do like stories that use real history.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jenclair

    A like the sound of this one! I’ve been reading The Witch of Lime Street (nonfiction) about Houdini, Conan Doyle, and Spiritualism. Unfortunately, it has been tedious in spite of the fascinating topic.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s a shame – I like the sound of it – particularly being about Conan Doyle.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I heard of this one, though this is the first time I’m seeing this awesome cover (pinks and purples seem to be all the rage these days!) I’ve tried reading Kowal and the book I chose didn’t quite work for me, don’t know if it’s the story or her style, but I’ll look forward to your thoughts on this before I pick this up 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read any of her other books – I fancied them for a while but then I was so far behind that I decided to leave it. This will be a fresh start and I like the sound of it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Ah, so this is not related to her other books? I may need to keep an eye out for it.

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    Yes, I’m so excited for this series!!! I have the first three books in Kowal’s fantasy of manners series, but I have yet to read them. Sometimes it’s easier to jump in to a new series where you don’t have a bunch of books to catch up on, you know? 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that’s exactly it. I have fancied trying this author but when I get so far behind I reach a point where I have to just concede the point and realise I’m not going to make it! This will be a new start.
      Lynn 😀

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