Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. This is the second book in the Guide series, and I couldn’t be more excited to read it. I have a feeling that it will be just as amusing as the first.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.
THIS WEEK’S BOOK:Title: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.
A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.
But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.
Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is such an entertaining read, and I am not usually one for historical fiction. I plan on listening to the audio version when The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is released, as the audio for the first book is so well-narrated. I love all of the characters and their shenanigans, and I can’t wait to read Felicity’s story.