Want Books: Coronets and Steel

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith is already out in the US but the local bookstore doesn’t have it on their database so I have to special order it or maybe get it from Book Depository or maybe wait for my Kindle to get here so I can read it in ebook format. In any case, I’m planning to get it one way or another. Sherwood Smith is one of my favorite authors and I’ve read most of her work. If you haven’t heard of her, I suggest that you remedy that situation immediately, you can start with Crown Duel.

Here’s the summary from Sherwood’s website:

Kim’s a grad student in L.A. Her passions are ballet, fencing, Jane Austen, and swashbuckling, romantic old movies. When her grandmother begs her to go east and see if “they” are safe, then slips into an uncommunicative silence, Kim goes to Vienna to search for a family, armed with only two clues. She’s having no luck when she first runs into a ghost, and then encounters a guy she mentally dubs Mr. Darcy. Only this Mr. Darcy acts like he knows her. When she goes out for a drink and wakes up on a train, the adventure begins. This story began as an homage to Prisoner of Zenda, only with a female having to prove her courage, dash . . . and honor.

Sounds intriguing, right? I’ve never even read Prisoner of Zenda. How about you, what’s on your wishlist? 🙂

6 thoughts on “Want Books: Coronets and Steel

  1. oh, my! i want this book, too! it’s just my kind of book, with mystery, intrigue, ghosts, traveling to exotic locations for clues, and a mysterious handsome love interest (protector, adversary, or both?).

    • Hey Michelle, have you tried reading other Sherwood Smith novels? I highly recommend Crown Duel if you haven’t read that one. 🙂 Although yes, Coronets and Steel sounds pretty exciting. Too bad it’s not available over here.

  2. I saw you talking about this one on twitter and knew you’d be lusting after it! Good pick! Although I’m still kicking myself for not reading Crown Duel yet. It’s just sitting there on my shelf, watching me all accusing like.

    • Michelle, you HAVE to read Crown Duel! I have a feeling you’ll really like it. LOL at the idea of the book looking at you and wondering why you’re not picking it up.

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