New Release Books by Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the author of The Diamond Eye (2022), The Rose Code (2021), Ribbons of Scarlet (2019), Mr. Maybe (2019), The Alice Network (2022) and other 17 books.

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The Diamond Eye

release date: Mar 31, 2022
The Diamond Eye
The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rose Code and The Alice Network

The Rose Code

release date: Mar 09, 2021
The Rose Code
“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Ribbons of Scarlet

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Ribbons of Scarlet
“The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors.”--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls A breathtaking, epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—seven unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

Mr. Maybe

release date: Aug 21, 2019
Mr. Maybe
Bridal shop alterations expert Kit Baxter lives a nightmare when forced to tailor her grandmother's wedding gown for the traitorous cousin who's marrying her ex-boyfriend. Add in a favor owed to her next-door neighbor and she's in over her head. When he asks her to provide temporary housing for Shane Dugan, a hunky new fire department recruit in need of temporary housing, she declines. She changes her mind when Shane agrees to play the part of her boyfriend at the looming wedding festivities. What starts out as two strangers with a bargain evolves into something more, and for the first time since her world turned upside down, Kit starts to think...maybe.?

The Alice Network

release date: Feb 22, 2022
The Alice Network
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of 2017! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of 2017! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her little problem taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the Queen of Spies, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads. "Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!"--Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

The Hope Chest

release date: Nov 03, 2021
The Hope Chest
Megan Harris regrets her foolish, margarita-fueled hookup with a cute guy at a party. Needing to forget her unhappy youth, she concentrates on realizing her dream of opening a thrift shop in her small town. But capricious fate throws her in the path of her one-night stand at every turn. Years after tanking his baseball career, Henry Denhawk has a chance to become a commentator for the major league. But first he must go back to his hometown roots to clean up his act. There he finds Megan and discovers she is so much more than that one hot encounter. Despite a growing attraction, their pasts get in the way, and a secret threatens their chance at love. Can hope heal the past to give them their future?

The Huntress

release date: Feb 26, 2019
The Huntress
"...compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post Named one of best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub “If you enjoyed “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” read “The Huntress,” by Kate Quinn." The Washington Post From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Saying Yes to the Mess

release date: Aug 27, 2018
Saying Yes to the Mess
On Rylee McDermott’s 30th birthday, she doesn’t have much to show for her life. Dumped by her sometimes boyfriend, she’s living back home with her mom and stepfather number three. But when she inherits her grandmother’s bridal shop, she is determined to make it work. Darius Wirth, host of TV’s business-rescue program, Wirth More, needs just the right fit for the show’s season one finale, one that will both wow their main sponsor enough to garner a second season and keep him from letting his father down again. Rosie’s Bridals fits the criteria, and before long Darius and Rylee begin work on the episode. Sparks fly, despite the no-fraternizing clause in their contract. So it’s hands off. But what’s a girl to do when all she wants is her hands on the guy? Can these two wounded hearts find both success and their way to love?

Endangered Diamond

release date: Sep 17, 2020
Endangered Diamond
Supermodel, Olivia Diamond, is enjoying her retirement from the glitz and rigor of fame by living the good life on Nantucket, an island off the coast of Cape Cod, until her world craters with the discovery of a dead woman on her beach. The anticipated launch of Olivia's highly publicized tell-all memoir coupled with her eerie and undeniable resemblance to the victim, the local police urge her to hire protection until the case is solved. She knows just whom to trust.Declan Keene, a retired Army Ranger, now a bodyguard for The Brotherhood Protectors, flies from his home in Montana for his assignment on Nantucket. It has been twenty years since he last saw Olivia, known to him then as Livvy Dorman, back when they were young and in love. They had made promises of forever and while he was deployed overseas, a talent scout crooked his finger and she was gone in a flash.Declan and Olivia cannot forget the past and old feelings refuse to lay dormant while they navigate the twists and turns of the murder case. Can they face the truth that lives in their hearts and can they stop a murderer hell-bent on evening a score?

Restless Spirit

release date: Jun 30, 2015
Restless Spirit
Strange things are happening at Aubrey Donner's cottage in Ronan's Harbor, NJ. Noises in the night, crashing antiques and an eerie presence all add up to only one thing: her cottage is haunted. Her new job hosting a pet-related program on local television finds her battling to hide her lifelong fear of dogs from local no-nonsense K-9 officer Asa Kavanaugh and his four-footed, pony-sized partner, Scout. Aubrey can't wait to be done with the duo until she realizes she can use Asa and Scout's help to wrangle her phantom. While chasing shadows, yearnings of two wounded hearts collide, banishing old fears and unveiling the possibility that true love may really exist after all.

Lady of the Eternal City

release date: Mar 03, 2015
Lady of the Eternal City
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code comes a historical saga about obsession, betrayal, and destiny. Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession. Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City....

The Lion and the Rose

release date: Jan 07, 2014
The Lion and the Rose
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code comes the continuing saga of the ruthless Borgia family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit… As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over—and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander’s thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. In need of trusted allies, Giulia turns to her sharp-tongued bodyguard, Leonello, and her fiery cook and confidante, Carmelina. Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance’s most notorious family, Giulia, Leonello, and Carmelina must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power. But as the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask…

The Serpent and the Pearl

release date: Aug 06, 2013
The Serpent and the Pearl
A gripping novel about history’s most infamous family—The Borgias—and an innocent girl pulled into their treacherous rise to power, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web… Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope—who is passionately in love with her. Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Empress of the Seven Hills

release date: Apr 03, 2012
Empress of the Seven Hills
A tale of love, power and intrigue from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its peak under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither he nor his reign can last forever... Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic politician Hadrian—who is both the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy—has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, they all will be caught in a deadly whirlwind that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...

Mistress of Rome

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Mistress of Rome
A slave girl, Thea, displeases her jealous mistress by her love affair with Rome's newest and most savage gladiator and must remake herself as a singer for Rome's aristocrats, where she catches the eye of the Emperor of Rome. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.

Daughters of Rome

release date: Apr 05, 2011
Daughters of Rome
A fast-paced historical novel about two women with the power to sway an empire, from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. Everything will change—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.

A Year of Ravens

release date: Nov 13, 2015
A Year of Ravens
Britannia: land of mist and magic clinging to the western edge of the Roman Empire. A red-haired queen named Boudica led her people in a desperate rebellion against the might of Rome, an epic struggle destined to consume heroes and cowards, young and old, Roman and Briton . . . and these are their stories. A calculating queen foresees the fires of rebellion in a king's death. A neglected slave girl seizes her own courage as Boudica calls for war. An idealistic tribune finds manhood in a brutal baptism of blood and slaughter. A death-haunted Druid challenges the gods themselves to ensure victory for his people. A conflicted young warrior finds himself torn between loyalties to tribe and to Rome. An old champion struggles for everlasting glory in the final battle against the legions. A pair of fiery princesses fight to salvage the pieces of their mother's dream as the ravens circle. A novel in seven parts, overlapping stories of warriors and peacemakers, queens and slaves, Romans and Britons who cross paths during Boudica's epic rebellion. But who will survive to see the dawn of a new Britannia, and who will fall to feed the ravens?

Moonlight and Violet

release date: Mar 01, 2011
Moonlight and Violet
Forty-four-year-old Violet Terhune wants to go back to Vermont like she wants a root canal. But, thanks to her ever-annoying little sister, that's just where she's headed. Penny, the quintessential apple of their mother's eye, is engaged to a dentist. The week-long wedding-fest is booked at The Pines, the Vermont lodge where the Terhune family had spent the girls' childhood summers. Though she swore she would never return to the place where the owner's son, Logan Monroe, shattered her heart years ago, Violet embarks to the rustic setting to find it run now by Logan himself. The discovery of her girlhood diary unlocks the memories Violet has worked so hard to forget. During this whirlwind visit she and Logan confront new fears and uncertainties, and try to deny the chemistry that resurfaces between them. But, can a door stay shut once it's been unhinged?

Letters and Lace

release date: May 28, 2013
Letters and Lace
A chance meeting at a beachside pub... A sultry dance with a stranger... A brazen kiss... Not a good way to meet your enemy. Trouble arrives special delivery when divorced innkeeper Sarah Grayson receives a letter of complaint against the renovation of her Jersey shore inn for her daughter's wedding. At a town meeting, she's stunned to learn her adversary is none other than the stranger from the dance floor, Benny Benedetto. Benny should've known better than to buy property with his brother. Now he has to protect his investment without letting his attraction to Sarah get in the way. When she begins receiving threatening letters, all fingers point to Benny--but he has his own hunch. Determined to solve the mystery, Benny and Sarah search for the writer's identity together. But the undeniable passion they unveil proves that sometimes while chasing one desire, the heart's compass leads another way.

Empress of Rome

release date: Apr 12, 2012
Empress of Rome
'Fans of Philippa Gregory will be entranced. Kate Quinn's unforgettable third novel is a mesmerising story of passion, ambition and betrayal.' ELLE Under its beloved Emperor Trajan, the Roman Eagle spreads its wings, advancing ever further into the untamed world. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last for ever. Gladiator turned soldier Vix is back in Rome to make his fortune. Sabina, the wayward daughter of a senator, craves adventure. United by their devotion to the Emperor, Vix and Sabina are unaware that the wolves are gathering. Trajan's enigmatic Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian, the Empress's protégé, conceals dark ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, the hardened warrior, the adventurous girl, the shadowy empress and the scheming politician are caught in a deadly whirlwind that threatens to seal all their fates - and that of the Roman Empire itself... From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS comes a powerful Roman epic, perfect for those who loved the HBO mini-series ROME. Readers LOVE Kate Quinn: 'One of my absolute all-time favourite books ever!! Read it four times now and I still can't get enough of it.' ***** Reader Review 'I would recommend it to anyone.' ***** Reader Review 'One of my favourites!!! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Roman history.' ***** Reader Review 'Wow! What a book! This is the best book I have read for a really long time. I couldn't put it down. WOW WOW WOW!!' ***** Reader Review 'A spellbinding novel that gripped me from the start and I really can't wait to read the sequel.' ***** Reader Review 'I love reading novels set in Roman times and this was certainly one of the best I have read in a very long time.' ***** Reader Review

Sephro, A Fantasy Opera in Two Acts

release date: Mar 02, 2011
Sephro, A Fantasy Opera in Two Acts
This is Fantasy Opera that is loosely based on Sephro, the novel, also available on Amazon and CreateSpace by Kate Quinn. A timeless piece, Sephro uses the healing power of music, the universal language, to take us on a journey of the great mystical mysteries of life, love, death, salvation and transformation. When a coven of pagan witches unite with beings from another planet, divine spirituality of humankind triumphs over evil. Crystonian, the father of the coven, has saved Planet Sephro from certain destruction, and is asked to further aid them, as evil threatens. His wife, Aera, is a realist and does not believe in Sephro. Their son, Cryss, is in love with Craela, a mysterious young girl from the planet. Amidst their conflict, each character must make a decision that will change the course of his or her destiny.

Sephro: the Vengeance

release date: Aug 25, 2011
Sephro: the Vengeance
THEY WON THE BATTLE BUT NOT THE WAR....YET! Craela of Planet Sephro, and Cryss of Planet Earth, two lovers from different worlds, have fought the battle of their lives. Craela has overcome her tortured past by fighting down her villainous uncle, Jondu, who had raped her when she was a budding adolescent. Jondu, along with the evil young Earth witch Lorianna, tried in vain to destroy Craela and Cryss, along with Cryss's family, who were in the way of their goal. They wanted to create, by magic, a powerful planet that would eventually destroy Sephro and all planets in its galaxy. Sephro revolted against this and was joined by Cryss's family, of Earth, witches who are sworn to help those in need with their magical energies. In the end, Craela proved stronger than Jondu realized, thanks in large part to Cryss, and his powerful love for her. Together, they disarmed Jondu and Lorianna, but at a terrible price, for which they seek revenge. Now, Cryss, his father Crystonian and several other friends and family, are to live on Sephro, helping the planet prepare for what will yet be another battle between good and evil. Lorianna and Jondu, while temporarily stymied by the amazing power of Cryss and Craela's physical love , are not finished with Sephro yet. They want those who are rebelling against them gone forever. Even in defeat, they plan their vengeance, both struggling to rise above their circumstances.
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