Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury (Published by Atheneum, May 24, 2011)

This is Agnes Wilkins’ debut season and already she’s attracting the attention of one of England’s most eligible and desirable men: Lord Showalter. He’s been quite forward about his intentions and Agnes finds this at once thrilling and terrifying. He is handsome and wealthy and has this quirky interest in helping England amass the world’s finest collection of Egyptian artifacts. It could be a good match—but everything Agnes knows about courtship and high society romance comes from A. Lady novels, and it seems to be a rule that men who are too good to be true are usually hiding something.
But, what Showalter is hiding is not crumbling finances or boarish behavior. He is deceiving the whole British Empire. He is spy working for Napoleon, his orders smuggled into London in Egyptian artifacts—like the one Agnes pockets while at a mummy unwrapping party at Showalter’s home. Her innocent interest in this trinket (and childish need to keep it) jump starts a chain of events that bring out dangerous characters, dangerous circumstances, and the biggest danger of all—true love.

This book sounds like it will be such a fun read! Romance and adventure (and mummies!) set in 19th century England.


Christina T said...

Sounds like a fantastic story! I hadn't heard of this but it is definitely going on my TBR list. Great pick!

Unknown said...

This sounds totally like a fun romp, and I *love* the cover :D Too pretty!

And you're totally right - can't go wrong if mummies are involved ;)

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

This is the first time I've heard about Wrapped, it sure sounds good :) I will have to keep an eye out for this one.

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