Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.
Title: Fairest of Heart
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Genre: Western, Fairy Tale Retelling, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
Publication Date: June 1, 2023
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Beauty has been nothing but a curse to Penelope Snow. When she becomes a personal maid for a famous actress whose troupe is leaving Chicago to tour the West, she hides her figure beneath shapeless dresses and keeps her head down. But she still manages to attract the wrong attention, leaving her prospects in tatters–and her jealous mistress plotting her demise.
After his brother lost his life over a woman, Texas ranger Titus Kingsley has learned to expect the worst from women and is rarely disappointed. So when a young woman found in suspicious circumstances takes up residence with the seven old drovers living at his grandfather’s ranch, Titus is determined to keep a close eye on her.
With a promotion hanging in the balance, Titus is assigned to investigate a robbery case tied to Penelope’s acting troupe. The evidence points to her guilt, but Titus’s heart divines a different truth–one that might just get Penelope killed.
An enchanting Western take on the classic Snow White fairy tale, Fairest of Heart will sweep you away from once upon a time to happily ever after.
My introduction to Karen Witemeyer was through a Lone Star Lit blog tour. I loved In Honor’s Defense, and now I must read more of her books. I’m a sucker for a good fairy tale retelling, so I am ridiculously excited about this one. And it’s coming out just before my birthday, so happy birthday to meeeeeeeee!!!
Would you read Fairest of Heart?
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