There are lots of newsworthy posts in the book world that have me very excited for some upcoming releases.
First, Deanna Raybourn has revealed her new cover for the fifth installment of the Lady Julia Grey series, The Dark Enquiry, scheduled to be released this summer. It is already available for preorder.
Next, a recent post by Sheila Lamb on Historical Novel Review highlighted an author that I had planned on exploring this year. After reading Susanna Kearsley's website, she highly recommended the historical fiction books by Jan Cox Speas and mentioned that she was one of her favorite authors. Speas's historical romance books were published in the 1950's and '60's and were very popular for their vivid descriptions of the historical settings (England, Scotland, America, etc.) They are titled My Love, My Enemy.....Bride of MacHugh(I'm currently reading this one).....and My Lord Monleigh. Danielle at Sourcebooks communicated to me that Sourcebooks Casablanca Classics has plans to reissue all three this year! My Love, My Enemy in February, Bride of the MacHugh in June, and My Lord Monleigh in September.
Here are the original 1960's covers as they look in my collection (which I purchased from ebay sources)... if you click on each title, you will go to the Goodreads summary.
My Love, My Enemy
Bride of the MacHugh
My Lord Monleigh
Lastly, if you are a fan of period dramas (that would be me!), Downton Abbey is scheduled to air in the US on PBS beginning January 9. "A stately country house, a noble family, and a succession crisis.....Downton Abbey is an Edwardian spellbinder of a glittering bygone era."