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Kate Quinn


USA flag (b.1981)

Kate Quinn's love of history was inspired by her mother, a history scholar, who told her bedtime stories about Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. Kate attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Classical Voice whilst at the same time writing her first novel, Mistress of Rome. Now Kate lives in San Diego with her husband.

Genres: Historical, Historical Mystery
 
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Feast of Sorrow (2017)
Crystal King
"Crystal King's debut is a feast for the senses, bringing ancient Rome to dark, vibrant life. Politics, intrigue, danger, and passion mix deliciously in this tale of a young slave vaulted into the corridors of power as personal chef to the ancient world's greatest gourmet. Not to be missed!"
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Last Christmas in Paris (2017)
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
"Humor, love, tragedy, and hope make for a moving, uplifting read. A winner!"
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As Bright as Heaven (2018)
Susan Meissner
"A somber, gripping tale illuminated with hope."
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Next Year in Havana (2018)
Chanel Cleeton
"A flat-out stunner of a book, at once a dual-timeline mystery, a passionate romance, and paean to the tragedy and beauty of war-torn Cuba. Simply wonderful!"
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My Dear Hamilton (2018)
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
"My Dear Hamilton is a superbly written, meticulously researched homage to the birth of America [...] At once a wartime drama, a woman’s coming of age, and a lesson on politics that resonates in today’s world, My Dear Hamilton is the book of the year."
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The Girl They Left Behind (2018)
Roxanne Veletzos
"A fresh, original debut, twining personal family drama together with the lesser-known history of World War II Romania. Even readers saturated with Second World War dramas will be enthralled by this moving tale of two ferociously-devoted mothers, the daughter they share, and the sacrifices they are willing to make for a new future. Gripping, tragic, yet filled with passion and hope—I couldn't put it down!"
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The Kennedy Debutante (2018)
Kerri Maher
"Maher's debut stars a debutante to root for in this moving coming-of-age tale."
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Girls on the Line (2018)
Aimie K Runyan
"Girls on the Line brings to vivid life the unknown story of American women who served on the front lines of World War I as telephone operators, working under shellfire and exhaustion to keep front-line officers connected during battle. Philadelphia socialite Ruby battles family disapproval to volunteer at the front, finding camaraderie and sisterhood among her fellow operators who risk their lives as much as any soldier, and fight to be accepted as soldiers in their own right. Runyan illuminates these little-known women of the past in a moving tale of female solidarity and courage."
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The Gown (2018)
Jennifer Robson
"The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war."
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American Princess (2019)
Stephanie Thornton
"A raucous anthem to a remarkable woman."
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The Lost Girls Of Paris (2019)
Pam Jenoff
"Pam Jenoff's meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!"
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The Parting Glass (2019)
Gina Marie Guadagnino
"Downton Abbey meets Gangs of New York in this darkly compelling debut...A gem of a novel to be inhaled in one gulp."
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Woman 99 (2019)
Greer Macallister
"A gorgeous ode to the power of female courage."
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Park Avenue Summer (2019)
Renée Rosen
"Renée Rosen is my go-to for whip-smart heroines who love their work...Park Avenue Summer is a delightful summer cocktail of a read!."

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