Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: THE BRIDE'S HOUSE by Sandra Dallas

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Pub. Date: April 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover , 384pp
ISBN-13: 9780312600167

Description (from the publisher): 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Whiter Than Snow and Prayers for Sale comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House.

It’s 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Bride’s House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn’t go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Bride’s House pregnant---and married to another.

For Pearl, growing up in the Bride’s House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl’s hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride’s House will go for love.

Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride’s House. She’s proud of the women who came before her, but the Bride’s House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a novel rich in storytelling and history, peopled by living, breathing characters that will grab hold of you and not let you go.

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About the author (from the publisher):
Sandra Dallas is the author of ten novels, including Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass, and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit


Teresa said...

I had no idea she had a new book coming out. I love Sandra Dallas and have added this one to my TBR. Thank you so much!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh I like Sandra Dallas!!! I have read a few of hers. I will have to look into this book. Thanks!

Staci said...

I love Dallas so thanks so much for highlighting this one!! Can't wait for its release!

Anonymous said...

I love Sandra Dallas. I've been excited about this book for while. What a lovely cover! Nice choice!

bermudaonion said...

I've never read Dallas's work, but I have a friend who adores it.

Lori said...

I hope that when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for. Happy Reading.

Zibilee said...

This does sound like an unusually compelling book, and one that I had never heard of before, so thanks for sharing it with us! I am adding this one to my shopping list!

carla said...

The history of the women of this house and their stories sounds interesting but maybe sad too.

Darlene said...

Thanks for highlighting this one. It sounds fantastic!