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Stephanie Barron

A pseudonym used by Francine Mathews

Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls. Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance. The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls now live with their families; Francine's passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories. She grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a two hundred year-old Catholic school for girls that shares a wall with Georgetown University. Her father died of a heart attack during her freshman year.

She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Fifteen books have followed, along with sundry children, dogs, and houses. When she's not writing, she likes to ski, garden, needlepoint, and buy art. Her phone number is definitely unlisted.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
   A Flaw in the Blood (2008)
   The White Garden (2009)
   That Churchill Woman (2019)
Stephanie Barron recommends
The Siren of Sussex (2022)
(Belles of London, book 1)
Mimi Matthews
"Readers have learned to expect absorbing dramas from Mimi Matthews, and her latest--in which a strong and intelligent woman finds a way to save her family's fortunes while following her own heart--is no exception. Any reader who has ever loved horses, high fashion, and brooding protagonists will fall hard for The Siren of Sussex. I savored it to the final page."
The Chelsea Girls (2019)
Fiona Davis
"We all want friends like 'the Chelsea girls.' A winning mix of historic challenges and enduring ties between two remarkable women makes Fiona Davis's latest novel a must-read."
Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile (2009)
(Oscar Wilde, book 3)
Gyles Brandreth
"Brandreth's accomplishment is evident in the force of Wilde's personality, which fairly leaps off the page...readers will delight in the effortless characterization and deft portrait of late Victorian England."

More recommendations 

Books containing stories by Stephanie Barron
Jane Austen Made Me Do It (2011)
Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
edited by
Laurel Ann Nattress
Malice Domestic 7 (1998)
(Malice Domestic, book 7)
edited by
Sharyn McCrumb

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