Can’t Wait Wednesday #2!

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tag Jill on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and she’ll like and retweet!

This is only my second time doing this meme, so… be gentle, okay?

I discovered Kate Quinn with “The Alice Network” and then fell in love with Nina in her novel “The Huntress” so when I heard about this upcoming novel, “The Rose Code,” I had to ask for the ARC as well. For those of you out there who are also fans…  According to the blurb on Goodreads:

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

Rose Code1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter–the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger–and their true enemy–closer…

Well… this does sound good, doesn’t it? Surely this is going to be another hit, I can feel it in my bones! I already have my ARC waiting on my eReader, and I can hardly wait to start reading!

Pre-order this book (affiliate links) from: Amazon,, UK.Bookshop, iTunes, Indiebound,, Kobo eBook, Kobo audiobook, The Book Depository, Foyles, WHSmith, and Waterstones.

What about you?

Do you want to read this book, too?

If so, mark your calendar for March 9th (or March 18th for the UK and Kindle editions)!

15 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday #2!

  1. I recently read this and really enjoyed it. Yes Olsa has a good part. I was actually a little shocked about how much of Prince Phillip’s pre-marriage days were mentioned, but then I don’t watch much TV, like the Crown, where the Royal family is exposed. Having said that I did recently read Anne Glenconne’s autobiography Lady In Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown, this was about Princess Margaret. Happy reading!

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  2. I didn’t know someone had written a book about Osla Benning – does the book give her surname? That’s quite strange: I only know the name because she gets mentioned in books about Prince Philip as someone he briefly went out with, and she’s hardly famous. I assume the other two characters are fictional.

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    1. Oh… sorry to hear that! I was really upset that I couldn’t get “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” by Marie Benedict. The paperback doesn’t come out until October and I don’t know when they’ll not release the eBook to international readers.

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