Look for it on May 5th: The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck
****4/5 stars- loved it!
The author of Hemingway’s Girl and Call Me Zelda works her magic with the bad granddad of dark trancendalism himself: Nathaniel Hawthorne of Scarlett Letter fame, and his artist wife Sophia.
- For book clubs
- For lovers of romantic historical fiction
- And of those who like to look back fondly on their college lit days
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4/5 characters
- 4/5 plot
- 4/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
The House of Hawthorne brings to life the passionate marriage of Nathaniel Hawthorne–as you might expect, a dark and moody soul seemingly only redeemed by the bright spot of his artist wife, Sophia. To be honest, I’ve always found the transcendentalists a tad obnoxious, but I was utterly drawn in to their world. Erika Robuck cast a spell on me (perhaps she is a witch?) effortlessly adopting the tone of her subjects in order to tell their story. I’m absolutely off to see if her other novels accomplish the same impressive feat.
Available May 5th on Amazon: The House of Hawthorne
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