Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick

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: The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey

Author: Serena Burdick

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

Publisher: Park Row

Synopsis:

What if you could write a new ending for yourself?

England, 1898. When Evelyn first married the famous novelist William Aubrey, she was dazzled by his brilliance. But their newlywed bliss is brief when William is gripped by writer’s block, and he becomes jealous of Evelyn’s writing talent. When he commits the ultimate betrayal—stealing a draft of her novel and passing it off as his own—Evelyn decides to write her way out of their unhappy marriage.

California, 2006. Abigail always wondered about her father, his identity forever lost when her mother unexpectedly died. Or so Abigail thought, until she stumbled upon his photo and a message that her great-great-grandmother was the author Evelyn Aubrey, leading Abigail on a journey to England in search for answers. There, she learns of Evelyn’s shocking disappearance and how London society believed she was murdered. But from what she uncovers about Evelyn, Abigail believes her brilliant great-great-grandmother had another plot up her sleeve.

Rich in atmosphere and emotion, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey tells the story of literary secrets, a family curse and the lengths women will go to take charge of their future.

My thoughts:

Dual timeline? A family curse to unravel? Literary secrets? A woman who apparently takes her own destiny in hand rather than accepting what society wants to dish out for her? I am so there! I’m thrilled to have an advance copy from NetGalley and Park Row, and I can’t wait to start reading! Look for the review closer to the release date.

What do you think? Would you pick this one up? Let me know!

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13 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    This does sound fascinating! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  2. This really sounds good. I do enjoy dual timelines like that. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Jodie says:

    I love dual timeline historical fiction and this one sounds so intriguing! I look forward to reading your review of this book!

  4. This one sounds really good! I’d definitely check it out!

  5. verushka says:

    Oh I would definitely pick this up for a read — Evelyn is just too good of a character to pass up and I’d want to know what she did!

  6. sjhigbee says:

    This sounds amazing! I’m a real fan of dual narratives if done well – and the idea of a talented female author having her work pinched by dearest hubby is a real hook:)). Thank you for sharing Lisa – I’ll keep an eye out for this one.

  7. Ashley S. says:

    I’d definitely pick up a copy of this book. I’m a big fan of dual timelines and this one sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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