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

Explore The Women of Chateau Lafayette

We All Come to the Same Night

On June 19, 1946 Beatrice Chanler passed away. She was traveling by train with French diplomat Alexis Leger, also known as Nobel prize winning poet Saint-John Perse. The two had spent summers together at her home in Islesboro, Maine since his exile from France after...

Let’s Put Lafayette On The Map!

In 1824, Lafayette made his Farewell Tour, visiting all twenty-four of the then United States. In anticipation of Independence Day I'd like to see him in all 50 states, and you can help! [video width="1080" height="1080"...

What I’m Working on Next!

I love writing about unsung historical women, and my next subject will be Frances Perkins, the Founding Mother of 20th century America. FDR's right hand woman, the first female cabinet secretary, and the woman whose lonely fight to save Jewish refugees from the rising...

Chocolate in the 18th & 19th Centuries and Other Bloopers

Here's one for the blooper file. As I understand it, the chocolate we know it today was not invented until 1847. Until then, chocolate was known and enjoyed as a drink. So why, then, do edible chocolates appear at the end of the 18th century in both America's First...

About My Research Trip to France

I give up all the goods in this article here on Literary Hub. And here are a few pictures of the things I describe.

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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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