November 28, 2012

Waiting on The Mist of Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights any upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013
When fifteen-year-old Heather Jane Bell is diagnosed with alopecia and her hair starts falling out in clumps, she wants nothing more than to escape her home in London and disappear off the face of the earth.

Heather gets her wish when her concerned parents send her to stay with her great-aunt in West Yorkshire. But shortly after she arrives, she becomes lost on the moors and is swept through the mist back to the year 1833. There she encounters fifteen-year-old Emily Brontë and is given refuge in the Brontë Parsonage.

Unaware of her host family’s genius and future fame, Heather struggles to cope with alopecia amongst strangers in a world completely foreign to her. While Heather finds comfort and strength in her growing friendship with Emily and in the embrace of the close-knit Brontë family, her emotions are stretched to the limit when she falls for Emily’s brilliant but troubled brother, Branwell.

Will Heather return to the comforts and conveniences of the twenty-first century? Or will she choose love and remain in the harsh world of nineteenth-century Haworth? (Goodreads)
A work of pseudo-historical fiction about the Bronte sisters!? Although I've read and loved Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights, I actually don't know very much about the Bronte sisters. I know they published a few books under non-gendered pseudonyms and that all died tragically young. I'd love to learn more about their family, even within a work of fiction. 

I find books with time travel and alternate universes endlessly fascinating. I hope that Heather actually helps influence some of their books, and that without her having gone back in time the Brontes would not have been able to achieve the fame they had. I wish that I could travel back in time myself to meet some famous literary figures. That would be one of the best things ever. So yes, this sounds like my type of book.

What are you waiting on?
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. OMG this book sounds so awesome! This is literally the first time I've ever heard of it! Thanks for sharing and I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Awesome choice :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

    1. haha yes I know! Can't wait to read it.

  2. Catching up on comments. :) This one sounds really interesting! I am not well-versed in classic lit at all, and haven't read any books by the Brontes, but I know enough about them that I'm sure I'd enjoy this book. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    1. Thanks. My personal favorite Bronte book is Wuthering Heights, so if you want to try one out, I'd recommend that!


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