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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#16) The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
The Midnight Dress by
Expected publication: October 8th 2013

From Goodreads:
Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.

Why I'm Waiting:
This book looks SO awesome.  Plus it's an Australian import, and I tend to love those.  This looks so unique and different.  I can't wait to get a copy.


  1. Great pick! The synopsis seems really interesting:)

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  2. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one!

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  3. Great pick! This sounds pretty interesting.

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  4. Nice pick. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Oooh...looks like a good one! (P.S. I love the title of your blog!)

  6. Wow. This looks amazing! Thanks for pointing it out. I love that cover, too. Great pick!
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  7. Oooo haven't heard anything about this before but it sounds awesome!

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  8. This is a new-to-me book! The premise sounds very fairy tale (with a twist) so I'm sold. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Awesome choice! This one sounds really good and I really like the cover. :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian