Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wow: The House I Loved

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and it is a weekly feature where bloggers share what they are excited to read next.

 My pick this week is an adult book. I loved De Rosnay's Sarah's Key.  I read her second book published in Canada A Secret Kept and I while I liked it I didn't love it.   I'm looking forward to seeing how this book is. Here is a summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah’s Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman’s resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a “modern city.” The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.
 Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman’s indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...

This books is out in stores February 14th, 2012.


  1. This one sounds awesome....thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY WOW POST - and here’s

  2. haven't seen or heard about this one but sounds really interesting! can't wait for this one. Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  3. This sounds like such an amazing read. Thanks for sharing it.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews
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  4. Beautiful cover! This is the first I've head of it.

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