Waiting on Wednesday: Cinders & Sapphires

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Waiting on Wednesday: Cinders & Sapphires

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Series: At Somerton #1
Published by Disney Hyperion
Pub Date: January 22nd 2013
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One house, two worlds…

Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.


I looooove Historical YA!! And this sounds a little bit like Downton Abbey, so I’m excited about it.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

19 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Cinders & Sapphires”

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    I love historical YA as well and I love Downton Abbey, so this one sounds perfect for me. Thanks for sharing it- I’ll be adding it to my TBR list today!

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    Oh my… this does sound like Downton. And we could all use more of that in our lives. Thanks for sharing! I will have to keep this one on my radar!

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    Eric Townsend

    I hadn’t heard of this one before so thank you for selecting it! Not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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    Have you read Sarah MacLean’s books? She has a historical YA that I haven’t read, but her adult books are great so I assume this one is good as well.

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    Excellent choice! I’m excited about this one, too. It sounds like it might a bit Cinderellaish–just based on the title?

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    I love so many things about this: the font and picture on the cover, the way the title makes me think of Cinderella, the magic within, the historical aspect. Looks so good!

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