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Renée Rosen

Renée Rosen is the author of Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants, and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel Every Crooked Pot.

Genres: Historical
Renée Rosen recommends
The Way to London (2017)
Alix Rickloff
"An exciting voice in historical fiction."
Next Year in Havana (2018)
(Cuba Saga, book 1)
Chanel Cleeton
"An undeniably personal and intimate look at Cuba then and now, wrapped around the gripping story of two women torn between love and country."
The Kids Are Gonna Ask (2019)
Gretchen Anthony
"Totally original, filled with quirky and heartfelt characters that leap to life off the page. The Kids Are Gonna Ask explores the complexities of familial love and the search for a biological father that quickly escalates into a national controversy. Gretchen Anthony has her pen on the pulse of today's social media culture and delivers a page-turning novel that could very well go viral."
Finding Dorothy (2019)
Elizabeth Letts
"More than just a behind-the-scenes pee at the making of The Wizard of Oz, Finding Dorothy is a heartfelt look at the origins of a beloved story told, through the eyes of the woman closest to its creator. From capturing the pioneering spirit of a family settling out West to the fight for women's suffrage, and the vulnerability of a young Judy Garland on the threshold of stardom, Finding Dorothy is filled with pitch-perfect wonderment."
Murder Knocks Twice (2019)
(Speakeasy Murders Mystery, book 1)
Susanna Calkins
"A page-turning romp through Prohibition-era Chicago! This first book in Susanna Calkins’ new mystery series set in the 1920s will be a real treat for her fans. Filled with bootleggers, speakeasies, intrigue and murder, you’re in for a wild ride once you step inside Calkins’ action-packed world at the Third Door."
Bringing Down the Duke (2019)
(League of Extraordinary Women, book 1)
Evie Dunmore
"Evie Dunmore’s Bringing Down the Duke delivers the best of two worlds—a steamy romance coupled with the heft of a meticulously researched historical novel....Readers will be entranced watching Annabelle, a woman ahead of her time, bring the sexy Duke to his knees."
The Other Windsor Girl (2019)
Georgie Blalock
"The Other Windsor Girl is a unique look at the outrageously mercurial Princess Margret and her inner circle, as seen through the eyes of her lady-in-waiting, the Honorable Vera Strathmore...Fans of The Crown and all things royal will devour this richly researched novel."
And They Called It Camelot (2020)
Stephanie Marie Thornton
"Even if you think you know the story of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, you're in for rare behind-the-scenes look at the former First Lady's life. Stephanie Thornton has channeled this iconic woman and delivers such an intimate portrait, at times I had to remind myself that this is a novel and not Kennedy's own memoir. Such an ambitious undertaking and Thornton not only pulls it off, she hits it out of the park. This book is nothing short of magical."
The Last Bathing Beauty (2020)
Amy Sue Nathan
"For those who believe in happily ever after, Amy Sue Nathan’s The Last Bathing Beauty is a real winner. She has spun a heartfelt tale about romance, heartbreaks, friendship, and the wisdom that comes from living a life with no regrets. Told with tenderness and humor, readers will love this journey back in time with Boop and the girls."
Summer Darlings (2020)
Brooke Lea Foster
"A fresh new voice in historical fiction! Brooke Lea Foster spins a delicious tale of a young girl from Brooklyn who spends a summer rubbing elbows with the rich and famous on Martha’s Vineyard. Filled with 1960s nostalgia and a host of deftly drawn characters, this is a novel that gives us an intimate look at the world of privilege, proving once again that money does not buy happiness."
The Woman Before Wallis (2020)
Bryn Turnbull
"This stunning debut is certain to makes Bryn Turnbull a rising star in historical fiction. The Woman Before Wallis is an illuminating novel about Thelma Morgan Furness’s love affair with Prince Edward, her bond with her twin sister, and the sensationalized custody battle over her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt. Filled with saucy scandals, rich historical detail and lyrical prose, you will not be able to put this one down."
The Lions of Fifth Avenue (2020)
Fiona Davis
"With The Lions of Fifth Avenue, author Fiona Davis proves she is the master of the duel timeline! Once again she illuminates another New York City landmark—the New York Public Library—and expertly creates two rich, mysterious worlds which she deftly braids together into a compelling, page-turning read. This is a novel for all who treasure books."
Lana's War (2021)
Anita Abriel
"Filled with danger and romance, Lana's War is the story of a courageous woman waging her own battle against the Nazis while defending her loyalty to a Jewish girl she meets in Nice. Anita Abriel’s tender, yet fast paced novel deftly juxtaposes the beauty and opulence of the French Rivera against the atrocities of WWII. Cinematic in scope, this novel will keep readers turning pages with twists and turns that lead to an unforgettable ending."
The Women of Chateau Lafayette (2021)
Stephanie Dray
"This is by far one of the grandest novels I've read in a long time. A masterpiece of historical fiction. Stephanie Dray has created an all-encompassing saga spanning three wars with three unforgettable women at its core. The immense scope of research, so seamlessly infused into Dray's stunning prose, is mind-blowing. I simply can't say enough good things about this brilliant novel."
Courage, My Love (2021)
Kristin Beck
"A powerful, moving story that so perfectly captures the turbulent and devastating times in Italy during WWII. Told with compassion and great skill, Kristin Beck draws a vivid portrait of two women, separated from the men they love, who join forces with the resistance. Though set during WWII, many will relate to the strife that comes from having family members with strong political beliefs that don’t align with our own. Beck is a strong, new voice in historical fiction."
The Personal Librarian (2021)
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
"From the opulent gilded age ballrooms of New York, to the fiercely competitive auction houses of Europe, The Personal Librarian is a poignant story of race, class and one woman’s struggle to live authentically."
Sisters of the Resistance (2021)
Christine Wells
"Sisters of the Resistance has it all! A richly researched historical novel filled with the glamor of the 1940s fashion world, page-turning suspense and romance, all wrapped around a cast of courageous and unforgettable women... I was under the spell of this novel from page one!"
At Summer's End (2021)
Courtney Ellis
"Readers will be captivated by this stirring debut of love, family secrets and human frailties. Told with wit and tenderness, this story is as unique as its characters, Bertie and Julian Wakeford, an earl like no other. Ellis deftly captures the devastation of war and what it means to be comfortable in one’s own skin."
The Paris Bookseller (2022)
Kerri Maher
"Kerri Maher vividly transports us back in time to the establishment of the world's most famous and beloved bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Its founder, Sylvia Beach is brilliantly portrayed as is her fight to publish one of the greatest novels ever written. Filled with such literary luminaries as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Paris Bookseller is a bibliophile's dream come true."
The Mayfair Bookshop (2022)
Eliza Knight
"The Mayfair Bookshop gives us not one, but two engaging heroines to truly root for. Knight has created a captivating look at life's pursuit of love, literature, and dreams both realized and dashed set against a devastating war that divides sisters along the lines of political ideologies. Told with the wit and spunk of Nancy Mitford herself, Eliza Knight's immense talent shines on every page."
Summer Island (2022)
Shelley Noble
"Shelley Noble has penned a big, engaging family saga, filled with a memorable ensemble cast, spanning four generations. Noble's expert storytelling, combined with her beautiful writing makes this a novel that keeps you turning pages."
The Last Dress from Paris (2022)
Jade Beer
"An unexpected trip to Paris starts this journey of discovering lost fashion treasures while uncovering a tale of forbidden love. In The Last Dress from Paris, Jade Beer's gorgeous prose brings Dior's fashions to life as she deftly weaves together a novel that is part homage to fashion and part romance as well as a celebration of mothers and daughters. Readers will eat this one up!"
The Lunar Housewife (2022)
Caroline Woods
"From page one you know you're in the hands of an immensely talented novelist. Caroline Woods takes on the 1950s Cold War era by spinning a historical thriller filled with censorship, espionage and danger that leaves both the narrator and reader wondering who and what they can trust. A sheer delight from start to finish."
A Dress of Violet Taffeta (2022)
Tessa Arlen
"Tessa Arlen delivers a fascinating tale based on the real-life fashion icon, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, who went up against a male dominated industry and revolutionized it. Her daring designs were worn by royals, aristocrats, and the celebrities of her day. Be prepared to Google your way through this captivating novel, filled with its glorious ensemble cast of characters. Rich and atmospheric, Arlen's descriptions of haute couture are simply breathtaking. A must read for fashion fans everywhere."
The Forty Elephants (2022)
Erin Bledsoe
"On the very first page, I was transported to the gritty and dangerous streets of 1920s London. Fierce protector of her family and her turf, Alice Diamond is one tough broad, made even more intimidating when she joins forces with a band of female pickpockets. Fans of first-rate historical fiction will love this book."
Mademoiselle Revolution (2022)
Zoe Sivak
"A bold and daring look at identity, sexuality, rebellion, and racism as told through the eyes of a remarkable woman.... Zoe Sivak has brilliantly woven her exquisite writing together with her meticulous level of research to create a masterful and highly relevant novel."
The Invincible Miss Cust (2022)
Penny Haw
"A gripping story of one woman's unrelenting quest to treat and care for our four-legged friends. Readers will be rooting for Aleen as she comes up against and triumphs over a mountain of obstacles. A must-read for all animal lovers."

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