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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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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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American Princess (2019)
Stephanie Thornton and Stephanie Marie Thornton
"A raucous anthem to a remarkable woman."
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Beyond the Point (2019)
Claire Gibson
"In Beyond the Point, Claire Gibson writes a stellar trio of heroines-women I want to hug, women I want to befriend, women I want to be... An inspiring tribute to female friendship and female courage!"
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Lovely War (2019)
Julie Berry
"Julie Berry pens an utter delight in Lovely War, an effervescent confection of a novel filled with humor, tragedy, romance, and myth. Easily one of the best novels I have read all year!"
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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
"Woman Ninety Nine is a gorgeous ode to the power of female courage. A resourceful Gilded Age heiress feigns madness and inveigles herself into an insane asylum, determined at all costs to rescue her fragile, unjustly committed sister, only to realize the horrors of the madhouse may keep them both prisoner forever. But when alliances are forged among the asylum women, many of whom are jailed because they are inconvenient rather than insane, all things become possible--even escape. Greer Macallister pens a nail-biter that makes you want to stand up and cheer."
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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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Mistress of the Ritz (2019)
Melanie Benjamin
"A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within . . . High fashion, royal gossip, political scheming, and French Resistance sabotage all swirl together to make Mistress of the Ritz a cocktail as irresistible as anything served at the hotel’s bar!"

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