Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (WOW) March 21, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am waiting on The Cocoa Conspiracy: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery by Andrea Penrose.  Here is what Goodreads says about The Cocoa Conspiracy:

Chocolate mixed with conspiracy is a recipe for death…

Lady Arianna Hadley, now the Countess of Saybrook, is slowly settling into married life with her new husband, the Earl of Saybrook. To celebrate his birthday, she finds the perfect gift——a rare volume of botanical engravings on Theobroma cacao, or chocolate . . . but she is forced to fight off a mysterious stranger who tries to steal it away from her.

The incident is forgotten until Arianna and Saybrook are asked to attend a gathering of international dignitaries at a country estate, where she is shocked to discover that her erstwhile assailant is among the guests. But other events quickly prove even more ominous. And when the chocolate book yields a bitter surprise, someone they hold dear is incriminated in a plot to betray Great Britain at the upcoming Peace Congress in Vienna.

Murder, treason, money, power. Once again, Arianna and Saybrook find themselves drawn into a deadly web of international intrigue. To unmask the real traitor, they journey to Vienna where amidst the seductive pomp and pageantry of Europe’s reigning royalty they must root out a cunning conspiracy—armed only with their wits and their expertise in chocolate…   


  1. This one is on my wish list...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. Hi, there!

    I'm an 'old' follower. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!

    I LOVE your pick this week! Although I don't normally read mysteries, this one sounds absolutely enthralling!! I do love historical fiction, so that's the ingredient that's pulling me toward this book. Besides, what woman doesn't love chocolate? Lol. This is a GREAT choice!! Thanks for featuring this book!!

    BTW, just to let you know... when you commented on my post, you put in a link to your WOW. However, that link doesn't lead to your WOW post. Instead, you're taken to a weird version of your blog, in which the comments are turned OFF. Yup! I was like...what the HECK?! So, to get to your post, I went to your profile, and clicked on your blog link there. That's how I got to your correct WOW post.

    Here's the link that took me to the weird version of your blog (the home page, not the WOW post):

    The correct link for your WOW post is this one:

    Maybe what happened was that, when you put in the link on my blog, you forgot to include the word "blogspot" in the link... I don't know, really...just speculating.

    I thought I'd let you know, in case you've also posted the incorrect link on other blogs. Other people might not be as persistent in finding your post as I was.

    Have a great week!! : )

    Maria @

  3. Sounds very cute-- I love mysteries. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Haha, this one sounds very fun! Fabulous choice, JC!

  5. Cocoa? Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and stopping by. :)



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