It’s no secret that we love the work of author Susanna Kearsley. A number of you feel the same way. So we we were certain that you’d want to know that her new novel, THE SPLENDOUR FALLS, releases today. As I do with all her books, I read it in one giant gulp last November. We’ve got a copy up for grabs today (see the entry form below) and there’s an opportunity for you to meet Susanna in person. She will be on tour this month in the US and will be making a stop at Foxtale Book Shoppe in Atlanta this coming Monday, January 20th. The entire She Reads team will be there to celebrate with her. We hope to see you there!
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Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears—well, that’s Harry for you.
As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a “treasure of great price.” And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry.
As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself.