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message 1: by Rebecca, Champagne Widows, 2021 (new)

Rebecca Rosenberg (rebeccarosenberg) | 270 comments Mod
The Secret Life of Mrs. London

Hello American Historical Fiction Book Club! I am Rebecca Rosenberg Novelist, and it is my week to host! We have a different author host each week.

Some of you know that I am the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF MRS. LONDON, about the real-life love triangle between Houdini, Jack London and his wife Charmian.

It is on sale this week for the first time!

Here is the back cover blurb, but stay tuned this week for some exciting backstory!

THE SECRET LIFE OF MRS. LONDON, by Rebecca Rosenberg
San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support her husband, but Jack doesn’t see it that way…until Charmian is pulled from the audience during a magic show by escape artist Harry Houdini, a man enmeshed in his own complicated marriage. Suddenly, charmed by the attention Houdini pays her and entranced by his sexual magnetism, Charmian’s eyes open to a world of possibilities that could be her escape.
As Charmian grapples with her urge to explore the forbidden, Jack’s increasingly reckless behavior threatens her dedication. Now torn between two of history’s most mysterious and charismatic figures, she must find the courage to forge her own path, even as she fears the loss of everything she holds dear.

message 2: by Martha (last edited May 14, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Martha Conway | 255 comments Mod
This was a wonderful story, and I learned so much — not only about Jack and Charmian's life, but also about the spirit of the time. Can't wait to hear more backstory.

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