What do these three novels of historical fiction have in common? They’re not set in WWII? Right. The authors are among my favorites? Yes. And the characters will fight for survival in the face of a natural disaster? Correct. Indeed, I’m guessing that Mother Nature herself becomes a character in these books. Melanie Benjamin’s recent…

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I’m excited to let readers know that another book is in the works! The Publishers Marketplace announcement is here. Look for THE WOMEN OF BOND HOUSE to come out in 2022. The story is inspired by my fascination with the Jazz Age, the 1920s automobile boom in Detroit, and a classic cocktail made with good…

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Today’s the day! ☺️ It’s the official publication day for my first novel. 🎉🎊🎈There were many times over the years that I could’ve given up. I’m glad that I didn’t!! 💃🏻 Welcome to the world, MILLICENT GLENN’S LAST WISH. You were a long time coming and will forever be part of my ❤️

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I love books that are written with dual timelines. These books bring that fascinating interplay between the past and present, so I get to have both my historical fiction fix and the fun of reading a contemporary narrative. Two stories in one! I thought Millicent Glenn’s story was well-suited to being told in dual timelines.…

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I’ve been a fan of Beatriz Williams for years. In fact, I’ve attended at least three of her author events (often where she appears alongside historical fiction novelists Karen White and Lauren Willig). I loved Beatriz’s latest book! Inspired by the life and mysterious disappearance of “aviatrix” Amelia Earhart, this novel captures the spirit of…

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Alternating between the early 1950s and the modern day, Amy Sue Nathan’s latest book is the fun, tender-hearted, and illuminating story of Betty Stern. As a teenager living in a lakeside town in Michigan, Betty is ready to pursue her dream: After a carefree summer of enjoying friends and a new boy at the resort…

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The Kirkus review for Ariel Lawhon’s latest novel calls Code Name Hélène “her best book to date.” I agree. And I’m a gal who has read—and loved—every single one of Lawhon’s books, from her debut, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress to her 2018 release, I Was Anastasia. Lawhon has an eye for finding the…

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