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An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy.

[A] Riveting tale of place where the past still echoes in the stones

O Magazine, Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels 2021

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Wine Pairing for Book Clubs, Courtesy of Chateau Lafayette Reneau

One of the most enjoyable evenings I've had recently was an event with Adventures by the Book, co-hosted with the marvelous winery, Chateau Lafayette Reneau in the Fingerlake region of New York State. I used to travel there sometimes with my grandparents, who liked to...
A stylized Albany Statehouse

Where Frances Perkins First Learned to Lobby

My research for my forthcoming novel has brought me to Albany at the turn of the century and into the 1910s. It was apparently a rather squalid place, and Frances wasn't much impressed by the condition of the state capitol building, which was stained with cigar ashes...
Photo of the Paperback Cover

Cover Reveal!

COVER REVEAL! The Women of Chateau Lafayette is coming out in paperback in March and it's got a fabulous new spring wardrobe for the occasion. This is a picture of the real castle in the background! (The front side without the tall square tower--the castle is much...

Favorite Frances Perkins Quotes

I'll keep this updated as I stumble over more. "The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible." "The worst they can say about me is that I'm a humanitarian and I have to admit it." "It's our job as women, as citizens, to make democracy work." "I came to...

Lafayette and the Champs de Mars Violence

This week marks a sad anniversary of the so-called Champs de Mars Massacre in Paris France, on July 17, 1791. The country was ostensibly a constitutional monarchy, but the king and the royal family had just fled Paris, only to be recognized on the road, and returned...

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I don’t just write historical fiction–I read it, too! I love talking with readers about new books, favorite authors, and fascinating people in history that I never knew anything about until I delved into their worlds between the pages of a novel. So I started my very own Historical Book of the Month Club in which I review historical novels and give away my favorites. What’s more, it’s completely free.

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