I know it’s been a minute. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, where I tend to spend most of my social media time, you’ll know that lately I’ve been shouting to the rooftops about my dear friend Kimberly Brock’s new historical novel, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare.
And so I can’t resist doing so here, either. I love this book. It’s a mother – daughter story set in the Georgia lowcountry during the waning days of World War II, there’s a dual timeline, a bit of magic and mystery, a centuries-old journey back to the lost colony of Roanoke and the real-life (or as much as we know) tale of the Dare stones. Remember Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the “new” world? Eleanor was her mother. Alice and Penn are a World War II – era mother and daughter, and we follow them from the north Georgia mountains to an inherited old mansion on the coast called Evertell. They are also Eleanor’s descendants.
The Lost Book… is all of this, and so much more. Kimberly Brock writes like an enchantress, and she sees deep into the soul of things, places, and people.
And I’m not just saying this because she is a dear friend of mine, though she most certainly is. This is the kind of gorgeous historical novel so many of us have been waiting a long time to read. Trust me: you’ll love it, and so will your book clubs. Add it to your spring and summer reading lists.
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