Do you like historical fiction? Some favorite authors have new books out this spring.
Robin Oliveira, who wrote, “My Name is Mary Sutter”, has just published “I Always Loved You,” a novel about Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. Artist Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War was going to be easy, but after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected and her determination wavers. Her father begs her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister Lydia falls ill, and Mary begins to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.
Nancy Horan, whose debut novel “Loving Frank” about Mamah Cheney and her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright, has written “Under the Wide and Starry Sky.” This new novel imagines the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcée Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, who after meeting in rural France take refuge from their unhappy lives and embark on two shared decades of international turbulence.
April Smith, author of the Ana Grey mystery thrillers, has branched out into historical fiction with “A Star for Mrs. Blake.” This novel is set in the 1930’s and tells the story of five American women, Gold Star Mothers, who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins and when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events — a death, a scandal, a secret revealed — cause their lives to become inextricably intertwined.
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