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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Books By Susanne Dunlap

Susanne Dunlap is the author of 3 (including the one to be released in April) historical YA novels. I have not had the opportunity to read any of her works yet, but I saw Anastasia’s Secret going around the blogs when it came out). And the covers are just gorgeous! Susanne has also written 2 adult historical fiction novels, which I won’t go into here but if you are interested, Liszt’s Kiss and Emilie’s Voice.


Anastasia’s Secret
"For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life-and love story-of Russia's last princess.”

The Musician’s Daughter
“Murder and love—from the halls of Vienna’s imperial family to a perilous gypsy camp

Amid the glamour of Prince Nicholas Esterhazy’s court in 18th-century Vienna, murder is afoot. Or so fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria is convinced when her musician father turns up dead on Christmas Eve, his valuable violin missing, and the only clue to his death a strange gold pendant around his neck. Then her father’s mentor, the acclaimed composer Franz Joseph Haydn, helps her through a difficult time by making her his copyist and giving her insight in to her father’s secret life. It’s there that Theresa begins to uncover a trail of blackmail and extortion, even as she discovers honor—and the possibility of a first, tentative love. Thrumming with the weeping strains of violins, as well as danger and deception, this is an engrossing tale of murder, romance, and music that readers will find hard to forget.”

In the Shadow of the Lamp (coming in April 2011)
“To flee an impossible situation in her job as a London parlormaid, Molly stows away and journeys with Florence Nightingale and her nurses to tend to the wounded and dying British soldiers in the Crimea. While there, she falls in love, with a brave young soldier—and with a dashing doctor. Can she decide between them? Or will the winds of war sweep away all chance of love?”

You can read reviews of these awesome books at these blogs:
Anastasia’s Secret – By Michelle at The True Book Addict
The Musician’s Daughter – By Irena at This Miss Loves to Read

You can find out more about Susanne and her books by checking out her website. I can’t wait to hear more about In the Shadow of the Lamp.

Copyright © 2011 by The Maiden’s Court


  1. I have an ARC of Anastasia's Secret and just got a copy of The Musician's Daughter in the mail from Bookmooch this week. Also, I was lucky enough to find an ARC of In the Shadow of the Lamp on Bookmoch as well and it should be here soon. Then my mom owns Emilie's Voice. I can't wait to read them all! :D


  2. I have read three of her novels: Emilie's Voice, The Musician's Daughter and Liszt's Kiss, and loved them all! It is so great you pointed out Susanne Dunlap. She is a great author, in my opinion. And, thank you very much for mentioning my review! :)

  3. The Book Pixie - wow you are very lucky! I hope you enjoy them!

    Irena - I'm glad to hear you enjoyed them. And no problem!

  4. Emilie's voice was entrancing. I loved it. Susanne caught the French court drama, I loved how she even picked up on the Madame de Maintenton vs Madame de Montespan. I have Listz's Kiss, I need to read it!
    And of course Anastasia's Secret is on my wish list!

  5. I'm so glad everyone is enjoying these books - I really must get my hands on them!


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