THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR by Jane Nickerson (WoW #130)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

The Mirk and Midnight Hour (Strands of Bronze and Gold, #2)

Jane Nickerson’s second novel, also set in the “Strands” world, is based on the Scottish ‘Ballad of Tam Lin,’ and is set in Mississippi during the Civil War. Violet Dancey, a 17-year-old whose father has left to fight in the Civil War, is forced to confront Thomas, a hurt Union solider near her home. She must decide how to approach the enemy–and how to deal with her growing attraction to him

THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR will be released March 2014 from Random House.

While this is technically the second book to STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD, it doesn’t have to be read one after the other. THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR seems to another retelling set in the same world. I loved STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD, so I’m pretty excited!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Christianna Marks

    March 20, 2013

    I need to get my hands on Strands Of Bronze And Gold so badly! This one sounds just as amazing!!!

    My WoW

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    March 20, 2013

    I can't wait to read Strands of bronze and gold. They both sound amazing and I love the covers :)


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    Jenea Whittington

    March 20, 2013

    This is a great pick. The cover is fantastic too.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    Book Swoon

    March 20, 2013

    I just got Strands of Bronze and Gold, and can't wait to read it. The Mirk and Midnight Hour sounds amazing. Not too many books based upon the legendary Scottish Ballad of Tam Lin!

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    March 20, 2013

    I just got Strands of Gold from the library so I will have read that one too! I love the covers for both books! This story sounds good too!!

    My WoW

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    Maji Bookshelf

    March 20, 2013

    that cover is GORGEOUS!! I am not all that interested in Strands of Bronze and Gold because of what it is retelling but this sounds pretty awesome

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    March 20, 2013

    I've never heard of either book, but The Mirk and the Midnight Hour sounds really interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    March 20, 2013

    Sounds interesting, and if you loved the first it's always good to know there's a second. =) My WoW

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    The Readdicts

    March 20, 2013

    Oooh hadn't heard of this before but now I'm intrigued! Thanks for stopping by our blog ;)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    Dani Chapman

    March 20, 2013

    I have got to check out this book! Thanks for making it your pick this week! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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    Laura @Bookish Treasures

    March 20, 2013

    Sounds like a great book, i still need to read Strands of Broze and Gold :)

    Laura @ Bookish Treasures

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    March 20, 2013

    This cover is STUNNING! Great pick!

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    Katrina L. Lantz

    March 20, 2013

    I'm reading Gone with the Wind right now, so this would be a great read to add to my TBR! And the cover is catching!

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    March 20, 2013

    WOW, that cover is so gorgeous!!! I'm already enchanted. Great pick this week. *swoon*

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    Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    March 20, 2013

    Wow, I thought her first book just came out! That's crazy that they already have a cover and blurb for the second book already. I haven't read Strands of Bronze and Gold, but I've heard great things. Definitely need to pick it up. Both of the covers are gorgeous.

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    March 20, 2013

    I love the cover! :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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    Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom)

    March 21, 2013

    Okay, a) Cover is gorgeous, b) Mississippi & the Civil War? Sounds awesome! and c) Thanks for sharing… heading to add it to Goodreads now! :D

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    March 21, 2013

    I loved Strands of Bronze and Gold so much! I can hardly wait for this one. Great pick!

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    March 22, 2013

    I am very excited for this. Strands of Bronze and Gold was so good!

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    Martina Koleva

    March 25, 2013

    I haven't read the first book and I'm not really sure I like the sound of this one but I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
    Thanks for visiting my WOW post!