Though a New Englander by birth (and at heart), Elise Hooper lives with her husband and two young daughters in Seattle, where she teaches history and literature.
Elise Hooper recommends
Boardwalk Summer (2018)
"Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz's boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love."
The Quintland Sisters (2019)
"...Wood deftly captures the fascinating collisions between faith and science, powerful and poor, and the tensions that arise when a rural town and its inhabitants are cast under the relentless scrutiny of the public’s obsession with one extraordinary family."
You, Me, and the Sea (2019)
"You, Me, and the Sea is an enchanting and imaginative story about soulmates, family, and forgiveness. With its sparkling allure of Northern California’s rugged coast and aura of mystery and romance, I was swept away by this evocative modern take on Wuthering Heights."
Raphael: Painter in Rome (2020)
"Stephanie Storey conjures the masters of the Italian Renaissance back to life in full vivid detail. This entertaining tale will steep readers in the scheming, the romance, and brilliant talents behind the creation of the Sistine Chapel. Prepare to be charmed! Your Art History 101 class was never this suspenseful and fun."
We Came Here to Shine (2020)
Susie Orman Schnall
"At its heart, WE CAME HERE TO SHINE pulses with tenacity, ambition, and friendship as two enterprising women find their paths to the future through the power of sisterhood. This wonderful story glows with colorful historical details and delivers a behind-the-scenes ticket to the wonders and woes of New York’s 1939 World’s Fair."
When We Were Young & Brave (2020)
"I couldn't put When We Were Young & Brave down. This wonderful story about the Chefoo's School's courageous educators and tenacious students can teach us all something about the power of hope and perseverance in the face of crisis and uncertainty."
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