Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Renée Rosen

As clichéd as it sounds, Renée Rosen is a former advertising copywriter who always had a novel in her desk drawer. When she saw the chance to make the leap from writing ad copy to fiction, she jumped at it. A confirmed history and book nerd, the author loves all things old, all things Chicago and all things written.

Rosen's new novel is What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
My TBR pile is overflowing but the following three books really stood out in my mind.

After The War Is Over by Jennifer Robson.

This gorgeous novel by the international bestselling author of Somewhere in France, won’t be published until June—but trust me, it’s so worth the wait. I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy and for fans of the Great War era, this is a true gem. Meticulously researched and beautifully portrayed, I simply didn’t want this book to end.

Run by Andrew Grant

When I sit down and devour a book in two sittings you know it’s got to be special and that’s what happened when I read Andrew Grant’s latest thriller, Run. Run is a cautionary tale of what can happen to every day folks like you and me when we come up against the benefits and the dangers of modern technology. The ending will send shivers down your spine!

After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

Hainey is a beautiful writer whose mysterious story of family secrets and his father’s death, set against the backdrop of Chicago’s fascinating newspaper world kept me turning pages. The fact that this is a memoir makes it all the more riveting.
Visit Renée Rosen's website, blog, and Facebook page.

The Page 99 Test: Every Crooked Pot.

My Book, The Movie: Dollface.

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--Marshal Zeringue