But it was Bowen's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.
Currently, Bowen lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.
Bowen's new novel is I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
City of Women – David R. GillhamVisit Kelly Bowen's website.
This was an exceedingly well written novel set in Berlin, 1943. It is, essentially, the story of ordinary women who do extraordinary things for reasons that are not always black and white. Every once in awhile you come across a book that you can’t help but insert yourself into the plot and then ask, ‘what would I have done under those circumstances’? And if you can’t answer right away, and find yourself still thinking about it months later, then the author has truly achieved something special. This is one of those books.
The Page 69 Test: I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm.