Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon - Oct. 25th

Italy, 1943—Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.

Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.

But Eva can’t quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.

This normally would be something I'd pass right over. I don't like historicals as a whole, and especially not WW2. However, I've recently fallen in love with this author's writing, and happily pre-ordered this as soon as it went live yesterday. 


  1. YES! I only recently started enjoying historicals, mostly WWII ones. I had to preorder this one immediately, too!!

  2. I would be flipping to the back first thing just to see how it ends for them! It sounds like it has the potential to not end well. *bites nails* Hope it's amazing Amanda!

  3. Oh yea, a good author would bring me out of my normal genre easily.

  4. That's great the author made you want to read this one. I hope you enjoy it! I do like WWII historical fiction, I have to say!

  5. Oh, hello. Right up my alley! Historical fiction!!

  6. Yes...I love stories set during this time period. It is going on my wishlist!

  7. I actually like historicals but don't read them super often . Will definitely be picking this one up - Love Amy Harmon!