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The Forgotten Room
Setting: New York, NY
NAL, January 19, 2016
ISBN-10: 0451474627 ISBN-13: 9780451474629
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Three Authors

Pictured from left, New York Times Bestselling Authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig.

New York Times bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig present a masterful collaboration—a rich, multigenerational novel of love and loss that spans half a century….

1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.

Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel’s portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate?  And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother?  In their pursuit of answers, they find themselves drawn into the turbulent stories of Gilded Age Olive Van Alen, driven from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Jazz Age Lucy Young, who came from Brooklyn to Manhattan in pursuit of the father she had never known.  But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed in the Forgotten Room? 

The Forgotten Room, set in alternating time periods, is a sumptuous feast of a novel brought to vivid life by three brilliant storytellers.

Read Reviews

"Engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot of false leads will help readers justify a weekend spent reading, without interruption please! An excellent suggestion for fans of historical fiction, mysteries, and family relationships, all with a hint of romance."
—Library Journal, Starred Review

“Strong female characters, swoon-worthy romance, and red herrings abound in this marvelous blend of romance, historical fiction and family saga.”

“…the authors do a wonderful job of slowly teasing out the details while keeping the different story lines moving along.”

"...a compelling and emotionally worthwhile novel."
—Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be utterly enthralled...Spanning a century and three lives, this sumptuous, suspenseful and heart-wrenching story will keep you up all night.”
—RT Book Reviews TOP PICK

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"...a compelling and emotionally worthwhile novel."
—Kirkus Reviews