Congratulations to Anne Barnhill on the release of “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter.”…

Congratulations to Anne Barnhill on the release of "Queen Elizabeth's Daughter."

Tudor fans will eat this up: From the author of "At the Mercy of the Queen," comes the gripping tale of Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I’s young cousin and ward, set against the glittering backdrop of the Elizabethan court.

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Sound the trumpets! The highly-acclaimed THE CHALICE, a fantastic book by my fr…

Sound the trumpets! The highly-acclaimed THE CHALICE, a fantastic book by my friend Nancy Bilyeau, is out in paperback today. You won't want to miss this one!


The Chalice: A Novel
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Available in: NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook. In the midst of England’s Reformation, a young novice will risk everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. In 1538, England’s bloody power struggle between crown and cross threat

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Anne Charlotte Lynch–an early advocate of the book club. I offer her image her…

Anne Charlotte Lynch–an early advocate of the book club. I offer her image here since I forgot, as usual, to take a picture of the fantastic group of women at the book club that I visited last night. It's hard to remember to get out the camera when I'm having such a great time. But Allie, Kim, Kelly, Mary, Melanie, and Martha, you know who you are. Thanks for the terrific night!

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The New York Times

Is it true that Edgar Allan Poe cheated on his tubercular, insipid young wife with a lady poet he’d met at a literary salon? Cullen makes you hope so. The man who wrote of “the bells, bells, bells” deserved a little euphony. This tale is told from the point of view of his likely lover, Frances Osgood, and Cullen makes her warm and sympathetic. When Frances first meets Poe, she and her two daughters are living in New York at the home of Eliza and John Russell Bartlett (the lexicographer who compiled the Dictionary of Americanisms) while her philandering husband is off gallivanting with his wealthy conquests. Poe extols Mrs. Osgood’s poetry in public, and after their own gallivanting begins, they publish love poems to each other in The Broadway Journal — pseudonymously, but nobody is fooled. Succumbing to Poe’s pursuit, Frances frets over his notoriety and her reputation: “I had never been so cherished, so valued, so worshiped by a man.” But is her lover a “guilt-ridden man-beast, capable of murder,” as his foes and his fiction suggest, or is he the “respectful, loving mate” of her soul?

Oprah.com

…escorts you into the glittering world of New York City in the 1840s, when poets were celebrities and the admission of emotions–like silk gowns and glossy beaver hats–were a luxury…A bewitching, vivid trip into the heyday of American literary society.

NPR

Nevermore shall you wonder what it might have been like to fall deeply in love with Edgar Allen Poe … Mrs. Poe nails the period.

Library Journal

A page-turning tale … Readers who loved Paula McLains The Paris Wife will relish another novel based on historical scandal and romance.

New York Journal of Books

A sympathetic and ironic rendering of a literary genius.

Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

A compelling tale of ill-fated love . . . rich with period detail and suspense.

A career first: Mrs. Poe is a Kindle Daily Deal. It’s $2.99, just for today. I g…

A career first: Mrs. Poe is a Kindle Daily Deal. It's $2.99, just for today. I guess that's why they call it a Daily Deal.

Thanks, my friends and family, for your support!

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Don't miss it!" –People
Oprah.com Book Club pick
Best of 2013 — NPR


Mrs. Poe
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A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . . Inspired by literature’s most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress’s tantalizing confession, and his wife’s frig…

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