Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau
 Publication Date: December 3rd, 2018
Endeavor Quill
430 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The BlueFrom Goodreads: 

In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities; fortunes are made and lost upon it. Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture. 

For Genevieve Planché, an English-born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure; she wants to be an artist, a painter of international repute, but nobody takes the idea of a female artist seriously in London. If only she could reach Venice. 

When Genevieve meets the charming Sir Gabriel Courtenay, he offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse; if she learns the secrets of porcelain, he will send her to Venice. But in particular, she must learn the secrets of the colour blue… 

The ensuing events take Genevieve deep into England’s emerging industrial heartlands, where not only does she learn about porcelain, but also about the art of industrial espionage. 

With the heart and spirit of her Huguenot ancestors, Genevieve faces her challenges head on, but how much is she willing to suffer in pursuit and protection of the colour blue?
This sounds so interesting to me! This sounds like an exceptionally inventive historical fiction and I'm curious to find out what exactly these "secrets of the color blue are." Plus, blue does happen to be one of my favorite colors so I'm in!

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



  1. This is new to me, but it sounds interesting and different. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  2. Blue porcelain is a cool idea to wrap an historical fiction around, I agree, and sounds like there might be a smidgen of intrigue as well, with that mention of espionage. Looks fun!

  3. This sounds like a really fun twist on historical fiction!

  4. Wow, this does sound good! I don't think I've ever read a book that deals with porcelain 😁

  5. You are so right. The summary does sound good! The author is new to me, but I guess this one goes on my wishlist *smile* Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great pick! This sounds like an interesting historical with industrial espionage. Hope you enjoy it!