Cullen, Lynn

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The Sisters of Summit Avenue

Cullen’s (Mrs. Poe) complex story of a family torn apart by jealousy, betrayal, and misunderstanding will resonate with all readers. Courageous and heart-wrenching, it is a tribute to mothers, daughters, and sisters that’s not to be missed.
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Twain's End

Cullen expertly portrays both Samuel Clemens, the real man behind the myth who displayed a fierce temper at home with his wife and three daughters, and Mark Twain, his charming, gregarious alter ego, the author everyone loved. Fans of historical fiction and biographies will enjoy Cullen's book, which is similar to her previous novel Mrs. Poe in terms of style. Readers interested in Twain's life and work may find this a valuable addition.
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Mrs. Poe

Cullen has crafted a beautifully heartbreaking story filled with emotional twists and turns. Yes, it's dark, but so was Poe, and readers can expect a page-turning tale exposing the transgressions, antics, and heroics behind a literary icon. Literary fiction fans and readers who loved Paula McLain's The Paris Wife will relish another novel based on historical scandal and romance.
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Reign of Madness

Cullen's second historical novel (after The Creation of Eve) is a sweeping study of political intrigue. But an equal focus on character development and plot makes for a satisfying blend of romance, family drama, and royal machinations. While not as well known to American readers as her mother, Queen Isabella, or her son, Charles V, Juana is a sympathetic heroine, and lovers of historical fiction will enjoy her story. [For another take on Juana, consider C.W. Gortner's The Last Queen.—Ed.]

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