Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh

Posted February 8, 2023 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 10 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh
Expected publication: April 12, 2023 by Boldwood Books

In an underground labyrinth a lost soul wanders, waiting for revenge, waiting for love…

London 1900

Alice Webster has made the worst decision of her life. When her Aunt Agatha offers her the chance to go on a Grand Tour she jumps at the opportunity to get away from the glare of scandal. Heading off to see the world as the century turns, Alice begins to believe her broken heart can be healed, and a chance encounter on a train bound for Paris changes everything. When their journey takes them to a Cretan house thick with history, and the world-famous dig at Knossos, stories from the past begin to echo through Alice’s life.

London Present Day

Eloise De’Ath is meant to be a grieving widow. But if people knew the truth about her late husband, they’d understand why she can’t even pretend. Needing to escape, Eloise heads to Crete and the house her father-in-law Quinn left her, and slowly Quinn’s home begins to reveal its mysteries. In his office Eloise discovers his life’s work: the study of the Victorian excavation to find the Minotaur’s labyrinth. Fascinated by the diaries of a young woman from the dig, Eloise is drawn into Alice’s tale of lost love and her growing obsession with Ariadne, the princess of the labyrinth.

Three women divided by time but connected by the long-hidden secrets of the past. As their stories join in a golden thread, a terrible injustice might finally be undone…



I totally adore the description of this story! I love that it’s set in Crete and partially connected to Ariadne and the myth of the Minotaur’s labyrinth. The different timelines is also something that really attracts me to this book. And of course the cover is really pretty!

I also want to add that it’s available for pre-order for only $2.99 right now on Amazon:
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10 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh

  1. Yes this is a beautiful cover! That made me want to read the description. How unusual for the location too, I love to find books set in unusual places. I’ve never read anything set in Crete.

  2. verushka

    I agree — this book sounds amazing! The women and their different timleines make for an interesting mix of characters

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