Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki & Owen Pataki

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki & Owen Pataki
Expected publication: July 11th 2017 by Dial Press

Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki.

From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted an epic, action-packed novel of the French Revolution as it has never been seen before. Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is enlivened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their son to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former nobleman, flees his privileged past to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother. Sophie, a beautiful young aristocratic widow and niece of a powerful, vindictive uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence.

Underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant thirst for blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution. Liberty proves a fragile, fleeting ideal, and survival seems less and less likely—both for these unforgettable individuals, and indeed for the new nation itself.

The beautiful cover drew me in but the description of the book made me really want to read it + it's set in Revolutionary Paris so I can't wait to get my hands on this book!


  1. Love the cover! I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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    1. Me too. And hopefully the story is really good as I hope. :D

  2. This sounds like a fun book. I hope you get to read it soon.

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  3. Ooh sounds lovely and nice cover! Hope you enjoy it when you read it!
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  4. I love historical fiction and anything Paris-related! Great choice, adding to my TBR!

  5. It sounds interesting. It's been a while since I've read something set in that era. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. This sounds like no book I have ever read, which is great! Thanks for putting this book on my radar :D Fantastic pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  7. Oooo, set during the French Revolution? Intriguing... I've read some YA books set during that time period. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. Revolutionary Paris was definitely an interesting time period with a whole lot going on... I am sure you'll love reading this one :D


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