Waiting on Wednesday [5] : Wentworth Hall

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Release Date: May 1st, 2012

A lush, historical novel about the secretive Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall! The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets… Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for. It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been…even as their carefully constructed faƇade rapidly comes undone. Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one…the handsome groom Michael, the beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever. When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long.

I love the sound of this book! 1912 is such an interesting year in history. It kind of reminds me of a show on PBS called Downton Abby. It's an amazing show and really captures the time period well. 

What do you think about this book? Have you heard of it before? Do you like the cover? Thoughts below!


  1. I love historical books and this one definitely sounds very intriguing. I'm so looking forward to this one. Great pick :)

  2. I'm really curious about this one. I'm actually not a big historical fan but this one sounds like something I would enjoy! Thanks for sharing!
    My WOW

  3. I love the cover of this book but I'm not sure I'd enjoy reading it .. so I'll be waiting to read some reviews before considering byung it :) .. Great pick Krista !!

  4. I'll admit that I like the cover, but the synopsis doesn't really do anything for me.

    Here's my pick this week.

  5. very unique to what's out there! sounds great!

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!


  6. This book reminded me a little of Downton Abbey. It has a great story line that will keep you interested to the very end.

    Cath Brookes