Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cover Reveal of First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett

How exciting! The cover reveal of Charlie Lovett's upcoming novel, First Impressions (Oct. 16, 2014).  As a huge fan of Lovett's last book, The Bookman's Tales:  A Novel of Obsession (here's the link to my review), I have been eagerly anticipating the release of his next work.  And now, thanks to Viking Books I can see what the book cover will look like and find out what the story will be about:

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life.

In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.

Sounds fantastic, doesn't it?  Books, Austen, mystery, intrigue - what more could I ask for?  Now all I have to do is wait until this fall to get my hands on a copy of it.


Lark said...

I love that this next one will have an Austen mystery in it; it's just the waiting part that I hate. But I'm excited he has a new book coming out. I absolutely loved The Bookman's Tale; and now I can't wait to read this one. I'm definitely marking my calendar! :)

Nadia said...

Lark, me too! I'm positive its going to be another great read by him :)