Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Mr. Knightley

September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It is away to highlight the up and coming releases you are looking forward to.

Waiting On:
Title: Dear Mr. Knightley
Author: Katherine Reay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013

From GoodReads
Dear Mr. Knightley is a contemporary epistolary novel with a delightful dash of Jane Austen.

Samantha Moore survived years of darkness in the foster care system by hiding behind her favorite characters in literature, even adopting their very words. Her fictional friends give her an identity, albeit a borrowed one. But most importantly, they protect her from revealing her true self and encountering more pain.

After college, Samantha receives an extraordinary opportunity. The anonymous “Mr. Knightley” offers her a full scholarship to earn her graduate degree at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism. The sole condition is that Sam write to Mr. Knightley regularly to keep him apprised of her progress.

As Sam’s true identity begins to reveal itself through her letters, her heart begins to soften to those around her—a damaged teenager and fellow inhabitant of Grace House, her classmates at Medill, and, most powerfully, successful novelist Alex Powell. But just as Sam finally begins to trust, she learns that Alex has secrets of his own—secrets that, for better or for worse, make it impossible for Sam to hide behind either her characters or her letters.

Why I'm Looking Forward:
Dear Mr. Knightley sounds so interesting. I have always liked Mr. Knightley from Emma, so a chance to possibly see a modern version of him intrigues me.


  1. I haven't read much Jane Austen if I'm honest, but this has definitely caught my eye! A great modern spin!

    Here's my WoW :)

    - Allie @ Little Birdie Books

  2. Yay! Glad you spotlighted this one, Kate. :)

  3. I haven't heard of this one. Thanks for sharing.

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesda-biggest-flirts/

  4. Definetly sounds original, and probably thought provoking too. Looks like a good choice!

  5. I like Jane Austen and have enjoyed a number of these fan fiction books. This looks like another good one- glad I stopped by!

  6. This one looks really good! I like a good Jane Austen spin-off now and then and I love stories told through letters.

  7. Haven't heard of this one before but it sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    Megan @ Books i View

  8. Allie, I haven't read a lot of Austen either, I'm a fan of the movies though. :-) A modern twist seems like a good idea. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hey Jamie! It does. Will be fun to see it when it is out.

    Rissi, thank you for bringing it to my attention! :-)

    Olena, Happy to share! Thanks for stopping by!

    Greg, Thanks! It does sound original. I love that. Thanks for stopping by!

    Catherine, Thank you for vising! Happy to share! :-)

    Birdie, Agreed. :-) Stories through letters are fun.

    Megan, thanks for stopping by! And, happy to share!


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