Behind every great man, there’s most likely an even better woman. Some of the best fiction to come out in the last ten years has re-imagined the lives of influential women who were involved with great men of history. These women sacrificed, scraped, worried, and worked alongside their companions whom the world adored. But where is their place in history? Some would become mere footnotes; others would thrive in their own spotlight. But thanks to the wonderment and skill of modern-day-authors, they have been given a fresh chance at stardom. These compelling and thoughtful novels will give readers a new outlook on events of the past with heroines we can all root for.
Anne Morrow always stood in the shadows of those around her, but when she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic, the famous aviator sees a kindred sprit, a fellow adventurer. Married in a headline-making wedding, her fairy-tale life brings heartbreak and hardships, and ultimately pushes her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence.
Read the full review of THE PARIS WIFE.
This deeply intimate novel captures the love affair between two unforgettable figures: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Despite their extraordinary bond, the Hemingways are ill-prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, and they find themselves facing a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.
Read the full review of MRS. POE.
Lynn Cullen had me from the first paragraph.
“When given bad news, most women of my station can afford to slump onto their divans, their china cups slipping from their fingers to the carpet, their hair falling prettily from its pins, their 14 starched petticoats compacting with a plush crunch. I am not one of them.”