Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
Publication Date: February 8th, 2018
Del Rey
Pre-order: Book Depository 

From Goodreads:

"Do you remember when you believed in magic?

The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the whispers begin: the Emporium is open! 

It is 1917, and London has spent years in the shadow of the First World War. In the heart of Mayfair, though, there is a place of hope. A place where children’s dreams can come true, where the impossible becomes possible – that place is Papa Jack’s Toy Emporium.

For years Papa Jack has created and sold his famous magical toys: hobby horses, patchwork dogs and bears that seem alive, toy boxes bigger on the inside than out, ‘instant trees’ that sprout from boxes, tin soldiers that can fight battles on their own. Now his sons, Kaspar and Emil, are just old enough to join the family trade. Into this family comes a young Cathy Wray – homeless and vulnerable. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that while all toy shops are places of wonder, only one is truly magical..."

The description for this book seriously makes me want to just squeal with delight--but I won't of course, because I'm much more dignified than that (or so I like to pretend). But in all honesty, I love everything about this description and cannot wait to finally have a chance to read The Toymakers. I really love that cover, as well--it really helps set a great tone for how this book sounds.

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. That cover is basically perfection, and this story sounds so sweet!