Jul 24, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #126: The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Serpent and the Pearl
(The Borgias, #1)
Kate Quinn

Publication date:
August 6th, 2013
One powerful family holds a city, a faith, and a woman in its grasp - from the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome.
Rome, 1492. 
The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous - or the most ruthless. 
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web... 

Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope - and passionately in love with her. 
Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. 
But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

What are you waiting for this week?
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  1. This one's new to me! Sounds intriguing!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I'm not a huge fan of historical romances but this author is quite popular here. I hope you'll get the book soon :)

    1. Yeah, her books are popular here, too, actually, they're popular everywhere, and there's a good reason for that, since she writes great historical fiction.

  3. I'm not a big fan of historical romance either. But occasionally one pulls me in!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. I think that this one is more of a historical fiction, than romance ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ooooh historical fiction! This looks really interesting - I can't believe I've never heard of it before.
    I'm now following via GFC :)

    Here's my WOW post.

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes and Spider Silk.

    1. I agree :) Thanks for stopping by & for following :)

  5. This book sounds good! The cover is also cute too! :D
    Great pick & thanks for stopping by my WoW! (: