June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: June 16, 2010

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Murder on the Bride's Side
by Tracy Kiely
Publication Date:  August 31, 2010
Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Drawing from the classic Sense and Sensibility, Tracy Kiely continues the adventures of Elizabeth Parker, the likable Austen-quoting sleuth, in this witty and charming series.

Elizabeth Parker suspected that fulfilling her duties as maid-of-honor for her best friend, Bridget, was going to be murder. And no sooner is the last grain of rice thrown than she finds herself staring into the dead eyes of Bridget’s Aunt Roni, a woman whose death is almost as universally celebrated as Bridget’s nuptials. The horror only increases when Harry, Bridget’s cousin, becomes the chief suspect. The idea is ludicrous to the family, because Harry is one of the kindest, most compassionate people imaginable. To complicate matters, Elizabeth’s boyfriend, Peter, appears to be falling for an old flame, a gorgeous wedding planner. Determined to clear Harry of the crime, reign in Bridget’s impulsive brand of sleuthing, and figure out where Peter’s heart lies, Elizabeth sets her mind to work.

Tracy Kiely has again brilliantly combined the wit and spunk of Austen’s protagonists with a contemporary, traditional mystery. With a vibrant cast of characters, the lush setting of a Virginia estate, and irresistible humor, she delivers on all counts.

Hmmm . . . a new mystery series featuring Jane Austen inspired characters?  This was a no brainer for this meme!  Can't wait for this one.  And don't you just love the cover?  The colors are just gorgeous and I can almost feel the grass under my feet, the sun on my face and the birds chirping just from gazing at this cover.  And who wouldn't want to go into that lovely house for a glass of lemonade?  Well, outside of dealing with a murder, that is. 

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?


Jessica said...

Nice choice! I'll have to remember this one. :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great minds think alike. I'm reading the other book she wrote Murder at Longbourn right now.

Meredith said...

I am most definitely waiting WITH you on this one! I absolutely loved Murder at Longbourn!

TracyK said...

Thanks for the kind words! I hope you enjoy Bride's Side - I had fun writing it! Tracy

Mystica said...

I like the sound of this and I love the cover!