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Kate Quinn

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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.
Kate Quinn recommends
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!"
Last Christmas in Paris (2017)
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
"Humor, love, tragedy, and hope make for a moving, uplifting read. A winner!"
As Bright as Heaven (2018)
Susan Meissner
"A somber, gripping tale illuminated with hope."
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!"
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."
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!"
The Kennedy Debutante (2018)
Kerri Maher
"Maher's debut stars a debutante to root for in this moving coming-of-age tale."
American Princess (2019)
Stephanie Thornton
"A raucous anthem to a remarkable woman."
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."
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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