Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (4)

The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff

In Meg Rosoff’s fourth novel, a young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she’s to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher’s family and she’s watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life.

She understands horses better than people and sets off for Salisbury Fair, where horse trading takes place, in the hope of finding work and buying herself some time. But as she rides farther away from home, Pell’s feelings for her parents, her siblings, and her fiancĂ© surprise her with their strength and alter the course of her travels. And her journey leads her to find love where she least expects it.

Rosoff’s magical voice and her novel’s ethereal setting will thrill her passionate longtime fans and garner her new ones.

Anyone else a fan of Meg Rosoff? I've actually only read How I Live Now, but adored it. And I tried to read Just In Case but had to return it to the library before I could finish it. I should take it out again sometime...

Meg Rosoff's writing is beautiful. So absolutely stunning. I'm hoping her fourth book, The Bride's Farewell will be amazing like How I Live Now. Pell sounds like an extraordinary character and I'm looking forward to reading about her. :)

Oh, and The Bride's Farewell is realised August 6th. So many good books this summer!

And as always, WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. This book is going straight onto my wish list! I'm not familiar with the author.

  2. I didn't like "How I live now" so I'm thinking I should give Meg Rosoff another chance.

    You have some awards:

  3. I love Meg Rosoff as well. You should read 'What I Was' - major surprises!

  4. Ladybug: glad I can spread the Meg Rosoff love. :)

    Kate: thanks for the link and awards love, and I really think you should give Meg Rosoff anoher go. It's worth it.

    So Many Books, So Little Time: Thanks for the recommendation! I definetely will. :)


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