Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday - April 21st

This meme is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

This looks really good.  I've really been liking the time era and the setting of this one.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Fifth Avenue address, parties at the Plaza, two healthy sons, and the ideal husband: what looks like a perfect life for Katharina Edgeworth is anything but. It’s 1954, and the post-war American dream has become a nightmare.

A born and bred New Yorker, Katharina is the daughter of immigrants, Ivy-League-educated, and speaks four languages. As a single girl in 1940s Manhattan, she is a translator at the newly formed United Nations, devoting her days to her work and the promise of world peace—and her nights to cocktails and the promise of a good time.

Now the wife of a beloved pediatric surgeon and heir to a shipping fortune, Katharina is trapped in a gilded cage, desperate to escape the constraints of domesticity. So when she is approached by the FBI and asked to join their ranks as an informant, Katharina seizes the opportunity. A man from her past has become a high-level Soviet spy, but no one has been able to infiltrate his circle. Enter Katharina, the perfect woman for the job.

Navigating the demands of the FBI and the secrets of the KGB, she becomes a courier, carrying stolen government documents from D.C. to Manhattan. But as those closest to her lose their covers, and their lives, Katharina’s secret soon threatens to ruin her. 

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: July 20, 2021

What book are you waiting for?


  1. Oh, wow! This one sounds marvellous - I love that premise Yvonne. Yes... it was certainly a grim period for women. Having had much more freedom to develop talents and work during WW2, women were being very firmly encouraged to retreat back to domesticity and the kitchen in the 1950s. I hope you enjoy this one!

  2. Oh this sounds like a great read. Wow.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  3. Wow this totally sounds like something I would enjoy! I love 50s/60s spy films and books. I’m looking forward to reading the Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter. If you would like you can check out my post https://reviewsbym.com/2021/04/21/cant-wait-wednesday-5-the-helm-of-midnight/ to learn more

  4. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting read! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Oh this sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous! I read a lot of books set around World War II or in between the wars but really none from this age period. Adding to my TBR!

  6. I've seen this author's name around for some time now and have been wanting to try her books. I really like the sound of this one. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!


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