Can’t Wait Wednesday : Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.  I love Diane Setterfield’s writing – The Thirteenth Tale is a book that I would highly recommend, gothic brilliance.

OnceUpon.jpgA dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.

Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

Or can it be explained by science?

Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

Due For Publication: January 2019

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28 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield”

  1. waytoofantasy

    Well, this sounds intriguing. That cover is interesting as well. Going to add this one to my list (oh, how it grows…lol).

  2. jennifertarheelreader

    I am so excited to have this one coming up too! I hope it’s a great read for both of us!

  3. Tammy

    I read The Thirteenth Tale years ago and loved it. This sounds so good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, I loved that book – can’t wait for this one now
      Lynn 😀

  4. Siobhan @ Novelties

    This sounds fantastic!

  5. sjhigbee

    What a lovely premise – and I love that cover…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Have you read The Thirteenth Tale??

      • sjhigbee

        No! I’ve just been on Goodreads and looked it up – and judging by the HUGE number of ratings and reviews, I’m about the only person in the Universe who hasn’t read this one! I love the blurb and it definitely needs to go onto my TBR pile!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Ohh, it’s so good – and very popular. I just really like her writing.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        It sounds like I would, too!

  6. Carmen

    I will be reading this one too, Lynn. Looking forward to it. Hope you enjoy it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Fingers crossed – I realise that I probably have unrealistically high expectations because I do like this author very much.
      Lynn 😀

      • Carmen

        Most advance reviews have been outstanding, so indeed fingers crossed we too love this one. 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        I can’t wait.
        Lynn 😀

  7. Theresa Smith Writes

    This sounds like a book I want to wait for too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like her style of writing – she definitely has a way with words.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    I still have to read The Thirteenth Tale, but I’m very much looking forward to this one. And I figure you can’t go wrong with a book with a swan on its cover 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Thirteenth Tale was very good – and very well liked. I also liked Bellman and Black although I’m not sure it was quite as well received as her first book – I enjoyed it though. I have high expectations for this one and I do love the cover.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve had my eye on this one, it sounds good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really liked the Thirteenth Tale and Bellman and Black so I guess I’ve probably got unrealistic expectations. But, fingers crossed.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    The Thirteenth Tale is one of my all time favorite books! I cannot wait to read this one. Have you read any of Kate Morton’s books? She does gothic well too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think I’ve only read the one – can’t remember the title – Secret Garden?? maybe? I enjoyed it though, I should look up some of her others – what would you recommend.
      Lynn 😀

      • Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

        I’ve only read The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours. Both excellent! I actually get to meet her in a few short weeks while she’s on tour for her recent release!!!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Ohh, that will be lovely, enjoy.
        Lynn 😀

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