Stephanie Cowell- a former opera singer, balladeer and writer. And on top of that, a mother of two sons and three stepsons. Stephanie, who resides in New York City with her husband, Russell Clay (a poet), and children, also writes historical and literary articles and reviews for magazines.
Genres: Historical Romance
Stephanie Cowell recommends
Mozart's Blood (2010)
"Eerie, beautiful... has a poetic, haunting sense of time and place."
The Island of Doves (2014)
Kelly O'Connor McNees
"McNees writes with warmth, drama, humor, and tenderness."
Beyond the Ghetto Gates (2020)
"I devoured this engrossing, passionate story of a young Jewish woman in 1796 who wants only to work with her beloved father in his workshop. But even after Napoleon invades Italy, liberates her city, and breaks down the ghetto gates, customs still enclose Mirelle both as a Jew and a woman. And outside the gates are waiting the riots of anti-Semitism, tragic loss, and a difficult love. These pages are splashed with brilliant colors between the dark corners of this lost world where ghetto buildings are built so close and high that people cannot see the stars. You will live and breathe this young woman’s struggles to have what she wants and still honor her family until the unexpected last paragraphs - and then for a long time after."
Into the Unbounded Night (2020)
Mitchell James Kaplan
"Mitchell James Kaplan is the gloriously talented writer of this dramatic, intense story of conflicting emperors, slaves, priests and exiles in a first century world whose roots and traditions are increasingly torn apart by thebrutal rule of Rome. Men and women search for belief and reason, out of which will emerge a new Judaism after the destruction of Jerusalem's Temple as well as the early beginnings of Christianity. A writer of enormous scope, compassion and poetry, Kaplan has written several of the most compelling characters you will meet in the pages of a book. Into the Unbounded Night sweeps over you like a succession of huge waves. It is truly a major novel."
The Woman in the Moonlight (2020)
"I was utterly absorbed in this beautiful novel of the brilliant, impossible Beethoven and the lovely countess who inspired one of his greatest sonatas. The story is so moving I was sorry to come to the last pages. I read them with tears in my eyes."
Even So (2021)
Lauren B Davis
"No one can express the contradictions of the human spirit as well as Lauren B. Davis. We swim in the wisdom of the language and the complexity of emotions. Even So is one woman's spiritual growth from selfishness to compassion to redemption. It is a totally gripping book by a master author."
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