11 November 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: ANXIOUS HEARTS

“Evangeline,” he repeated, calling at a whisper. “Evangeline.” He was not calling that she may hear, he was calling that somehow her soul might know that he was devoted entirely to her, only to her. “Evangeline, I will find you.”

Eva and Gabe explore the golden forest of their seaside Maine town, unknowingly tracing the footsteps of two teens, Evangeline and Gabriel, who once lived in the idyllic wooded village of Acadia more than one hundred years ago. On the day that Evangeline and Gabriel were be wed, their village was attacked and the two were separated. And now in the present, Gabe has mysteriously disappeared from Eva.

A dreamlike, loose retelling of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous love poem “Evangeline,” Anxious Hearts tells an epic tale of unrequited love and the hope that true love can be reunited.

This meme was started by Breaking the Spine. I learned about this novel when The Story Siren posted her latest edition of Books to Pine For and fell in love with it immediately. Who wouldn't? The title is lovely, the cover's gorgeous and the plot sounds really interesting (I'm quite surprised that it was written by a guy, hehe). Can't wait for May 2010 when this book finally comes out!


Becky said...

I agree, this sounds amazing and haunting. Didn't realise it was based on a poem. How interesting!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Doesn't she look like the chick from That 70s Show?

Bookalicious said...

Juju - oh, I'm afraid I don't watch the show so I've no idea, but she does remind me of *someone*, can't quite put my finger on it though ...

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