When You Discover a New-to-You Author – Waiting on Wednesday: Edition 36


Hello, everyone and welcome back to Finding Wonderland. Today we jump into the ‘Waiting on Wednesday: Edition 36’ or Can’t-Wait-Wednesday bandwagon. This time, we talk of a 2020 debut (well at least to me!) author.

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We step away from my favorite contemporary genre today to take a trip back to yesteryear with this historical WWI novel. I’m all about finding GOOD new-to-me authors, and this author’s novel sounds so interesting, plus she’s an Australian, which I don’t read often with an American publishing house.


Author: Tea Cooper | Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Fiction; Historical | Publication Date: June 2020

A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I.

After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.

In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than sixty-five years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress. . . a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.

This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep readers guessing until the astonishing conclusion. – Goodreads

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Do you like finding new-to-you authors? What types of historical fiction do you enjoy most?

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It’s Wednesday which means there’s another fun meme that bloggers enjoy taking part in. Today’s feature is all about the books we’re “Waiting On” with Can’t Wait Wednesday; a meme Finding Wonderland occasionally takes part in. Organized by the lovely Tressa of Wishful Endings, here’s another edition of Can’t Wait Wednesday. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released as well. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. (Find out more here.)

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    1. Ooo! I am definitely interested in this one. I love historical fiction, especially set around the World Wars. I am adding The Woman in the Green Dress to my wish list. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it! Stay safe and well.

    1. I think it sounds good, too!! I’m kind of selective about the historical fiction I read (because I like contemporary), but I’m always curious to try new authors when they’re books sound good! :)

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