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As published by Off The Shelf: “Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” Ah, spring, you are most welcome! As Kenneth Grahame so deliciously puts it in his classic tale The Wind […]
Read the full article here in The Huffington Post: This weekend we will celebrate Mother’s Day and all of the special women in our lives. Motherhood — it’s a theme and a topic so often explored in literature. In honor of those real-life female figures in your own lives, why don’t you consider picking up […]
Read the full article in MAKE IT BETTER MAGAZINE here. Chicago author Allison Pataki cannot be slowed down. Regarded as a “force in historical fiction,” this New York Times best-selling author published her first two novels within a year of each other, and has already begun to tackle her next, highly anticipated project, a sequel to “The […]
These past two months, I’ve traveled the country speaking to reading groups, libraries, literary festivals, bookstores, and countless other inspiring and fascinating groups of readers throughout the launch of The Accidental Empress. A HUGE thanks to all of you for helping to make it such a thrilling and successful book launch and tour. I’ve had the […]
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.
Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma…
Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.