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Erika Robuck

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Erika Robuck self-published her first novel, RECEIVE ME FALLING. NAL/Penguin has published her subsequent novels, HEMINGWAY'S GIRL, CALL ME ZELDA, and FALLEN BEAUTY, and will release her forthcoming THE HOUSE OF HAWTHORNE in May of 2015. Erika is also part of an anthology of ten stories called GRAND CENTRAL (July 2014, Berkley/Penguin) set one month after WWII at Grand Central Terminal in NY.

Erika has an historical fiction book blog, and is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Hemingway Society, and the Millay Society.

Genres: Historical
Erika Robuck recommends
Becoming Josephine (2013)
Heather Webb
"A debut as bewitching as its protagonist."
Somewhere in France (2013)
(Great War , book 1)
Jennifer Robson
"Utterly engaging and richly satisfying, Somewhere in France depicts the very best in love and war. Fans of Downton Abbey will devour this novel!"
The Magician's Lie (2015)
Greer Macallister
"Greer Macallister handles the reader with the command and brilliance of a world class ringmaster. The Magician's Lie is a mesmerizing novel of illusion, secrets, and suspense. Bravo!"
The Accidental Empress (2015)
(Sisi, book 1)
Allison Pataki
"With her meticulous attention to historical detail and powerfully entertaining storytelling skills, Allison Pataki is a force in historical fiction. Set amid the grand landscapes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the wilds of the human heart, The Accidental Empress is an epic tale of honor, power, and love. Breathtaking!"
Carnegie's Maid (2018)
Marie Benedict
"Feels like Downton Abbey in the United States... Benedict demonstrates the relevance of history to the present day in this impeccably researched novel of the early immigrant experience. Deeply human, and brimming with complex, vulnerable characters, CARNEGIE'S MAID shows the power of ambition tempered by altruism, and the true realization of the American Dream."
The Rain Watcher (2018)
Tatiana De Rosnay
"The Rain Watcher is a poignant and moving story of a family in crisis. As flood waters rise in Paris, the men and women of the Malegarde clan struggle not to drown under the weight of their own secrets. Through her tender rendering of her characters, Tatiana de Rosnay demonstrates that--in spite of our burdens and our brokenness--redemption and healing are within our grasp."
Montauk (2019)
Nicola Harrison
"Glittering galas, lavish living, and the spoils of hedonism crash against the lush, wild, primitive beauty of an Atlantic Coastal fishing village, creating a perfect storm. Caught between the two worlds, one woman must discover who she truly is, even if it means losing everything in the process. Montauk is a stunning debut by a gifted storyteller."
Meet Me in Monaco (2019)
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
"... a spellbinding historical romance...MEET ME IN MONACO is a tale of first, missed, and second chances-of relatable women and men trying to make good lives for themselves in spite of difficult circumstances. It is a fairy tale...with an enchanting, fascinating fairy godmother: Grace Kelly."
And They Called It Camelot (2020)
Stephanie Marie Thornton
"And They Called It Camelot is a sumptuous, propulsive, scandal-filled peek behind the curtain of American royalty. Thornton gives the reader a fascinating look at the masks worn by those who live in the public life. One might not agree with all of Jackie's choices, but the force of her instinct for survival cannot be denied."
The Last Train to Key West (2020)
(Cuba Saga, book 3)
Chanel Cleeton
"Its romance, intrigue, and suspense make it impossible to put down. Gripping!"
Courage, My Love (2021)
Kristin Beck
"Courage, My Love, is a moving story about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when working together for good. Beck crafts a tale of both heart-pounding intensity and deep emotional resonance, with characters who will stay with the reader long after the pages are closed. Poignant and beautiful."
You Belong Here Now (2021)
Dianna Rostad
"From the moment the reader steps on the train with these orphaned children, You Belong Here Now shows how beauty can emerge from even the darkest places."
The Last Rose of Shanghai (2021)
Weina Dai Randel
"In a novel that spans time, space, and culture, The Last Rose of Shanghai is a riveting story of love, heartbreak, and redemption. The smoky night clubs, jazz bars, luxury hotels, family compounds, and refugee settlements of Japanese-occupied Shanghai provide a fascinating background to the lives of those caught in the crossfires of war. Weina Dai Randel is a skilled artist, giving the reader well drawn characters of great depth, complexity, and heart. In the WWII genre, within the genre of historical fiction, The Last Rose of Shanghai stands out for its boldness and originality."
The Last Grand Duchess (2022)
Bryn Turnbull
"From glittering palaces to field hospitals, privilege to prison life, Bryn Turnbull portrays the downfall of a royal family with clarity, empathy, and intimacy. THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS reads like a symphony, the last notes of the Romanovs vanishing with a staggering and tragic beauty."
Shadows of Berlin (2022)
David R Gillham
"In a poignant novel saturated in the rich hues of time, place, and art comes the unforgettable story of Rachel Perlman-a child of war, grown in body but held captive in soul by a past of abuse, guilt, and unimaginable trauma. Yet even from the ruinous embers of war, Gillham skillfully, tenderly allows Rachel to rise, revealing the life-affirming truth that we may always begin again, no matter where we are. Though timeless, Shadows of Berlin is novel for our time because it provides what we desperately need all the time: Hope."
A Dress of Violet Taffeta (2022)
Tessa Arlen
"A Dress Of VioletTaffeta is the epic story of a self-made woman, and a fresh and captivating look at the birth of fin de siecle runway fashion. From cramped terraced house sitting rooms to ballrooms, readers will be enthralled by the parade of notable historical figures whose appetite for clothing allows a single mother to not only raise her daughter, but to do so in growing comfort, style, and notoriety. Arlen doesn't shy away from hardships and tragedy, but with a bright, hopeful, industrious protagonist like Lucy Duff Gordon at the forefront, the reader is never burdened. A true pleasure from start to finish."
The House in the Orchard (2022)
Elizabeth Brooks
"At turns lush and tangled, with moments of clarity that burst forth from the darkness like shafts of moonlight penetrating a forest canopy, The House in the Orchard represents the finest in gothic fiction. Brooks is a master, enticing the reader forward, one step at a time, but only revealing the path by the light of a candle. Bewitching."
That Summer in Berlin (2022)
Lecia Cornwall
"That Summer in Berlin is an enthralling and terrifying journey through pre-WWII Germany, where staggering beauty and congeniality are meant to distract Olympic tourists from the machines of war, growing in the shadows. Readers will adore the plucky, courageous heroine who sees beyond the facade and risks everything for the truth. Prepare to lose sleep."
The Brilliance of Stars (2022)
(Jack and Ivy, book 1)
J'nell Ciesielski
"An epic, Bond-style tale, set during the first World War, The Brilliance of Stars grips the reader from the first page. With its mesmeric settings, nonstop action, and witty dialogue, Ciesielski crafts a thrilling love story of powerful equals working tirelessly to save the world from darkness."

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