Author: Cora Harrison
Publish Date: August 2, 2012
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
It’s 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement seems a lifetime away. Luckily the girls each have a plan for escaping their humdrum country life: Rose wants to be a novelist, Poppy a jazz musician and Daisy a famous film director.Violet, however, has only one ambition: to become the perfect Debutante, so that she can go to London and catch the eye of Prince George, the most eligible bachelor in the country. But a house as big and old as Beech Grove Manor hides many secrets, and Daisy is about to uncover one so huge it could ruin all their plans - ruin everything - forever.
Ok, I'm a sucker for a good hist-fic, but I never seen to find any great new ones these days. Sure, there are one or two here and there, but the genre for YA isn't exactly overflowing per se. I have to say that The Debutantes not only has an amazingly striking cover, but the time period fascinates me! I'm in love with (read: obsessed) with Downton Abbey, so this is the same time period...perhaps kind of in the same vein?! Either way, I can't wait to have this in my paws. For reals. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?