The Coronation Year

#1 Bestselling author of The Gown returns with another enthralling and royal-adjacent historical novel—as the lives of three very different residents of London’s historic Blue Lion hotel converge in a potentially explosive climax on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation.

It is Coronation Year, 1953, and a new queen is about to be crowned. The people of London are in a mood to celebrate, none more so than the residents of the Blue Lion hotel.

Edie Howard, owner and operator of the floundering Blue Lion, has found the miracle she needs: on Coronation Day, Queen Elizabeth in her gold coach will pass by the hotel’s front door, allowing Edie to charge a fortune for rooms and, barring disaster, save her beloved home from financial ruin. Edie’s luck might just be turning, all thanks to a young queen about her own age.

Stella Donati, a young Italian photographer and Holocaust survivor, has come to live at the Blue Lion while she takes up a coveted position at Picture Weekly magazine. London in celebration mode feels like a different world to her. As she learns the ins and outs of her new profession, Stella discovers a purpose and direction that honor her past and bring hope for her future.

James Geddes, a war hero and gifted artist, has struggled to make his mark in a world that disdains his Indian ancestry. At the Blue Lion, though, he is made to feel welcome and worthy. Yet even as his friendship with Edie deepens, he begins to suspect that something is badly amiss at his new home.

When anonymous threats focused on Coronation Day, the Blue Lion, and even the queen herself disrupt their mood of happy optimism, Edie and her friends must race to uncover the truth, save their home, and expose those who seek to erase the joy and promise of Coronation Year.

The London
Séance Society

From the author of the sensational bestseller, The Lost Apothecary, comes a spellbinding gothic whodunit introducing two enigmatic women who set out to solve a most unusual mystery.


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The Last Heir to Blackwood Library

In post–World War I England, a young woman inherits a mysterious library and must untangle its powerful secrets…

The Perfumist
of Paris

From the bestselling author of The Henna Artist, comes a sweeping story of love, family and identity in Paris, 1974.

The Housekeepers

Downton Abbey meets Ocean's Eight — a clever historical novel about a housekeeper at a stately home who recruits an eclectic group of women from the fringes of society to launch an audacious revenge heist the night of London's grandest ball.

The Countess of
the Revolution

From the bestselling author of Sisters of War comes a heart-wrenching novel of lovers trapped on the opposite sides of a terrifying political conflict, loss, and sacrifice.

The Hidden Letters

On the eve of a world war, a forbidden love will blossom in the garden of a stately home, where one young woman will make a choice that will change her life forever…

The Other Side of Mrs. Wood

Rich in atmosphere and detail, as enchanting as The Lost Apothecary and The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, a deliciously witty historical debut about the fiery rivalry between two female mediums at the height of Victorian London’s obsession with Spiritualism.

The Brightest Star

From bestselling author Gail Tsukiyama comes a new novel, based on the life of the luminous, groundbreaking actress Anna May Wong--the first and only Asian-American woman to gain movie stardom in the early days of Hollywood.