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Fiona Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of historical novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE (a GMA Book Club Pick) and THE CHELSEA GIRLS. She began her career in New York City as an actress, working on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down to write fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she’s based in New York City. Visit her at www.fionadavis.net, facebook.com/FionaDavisAuthor/ and on Instagram and Twitter @fionajdavis.
7 books on the list
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Fiona Davis - 2017-08-01
Travel back in time to 1884 London and New York with this captivating story of ambition, love, and social class. Follow Sara Smythe, a former servant turned head housekeeper, as she lands a job at the grand New York apartment house, The Dakota. With the chance to rise above her station and become the first female manager, Sara navigates a world of opportunity and complexity, including her complicated feelings for one of the architects, Theodore Camden, who lives in The Dakota with his family. Fiona Davis’ The Address is a must-read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction and stories of self-discovery.
The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Fiona Davis - 2020-08-04
Discover two generations of strong-willed women fighting for their dreams in Fiona Davis's latest historical novel. Set in the iconic New York Public Library in 1913 and 1993, this page-turner explores family ties, lost dreams, and redemption through book thefts that threaten to destroy everything they love. Follow Laura Lyons, a headstrong journalist questioning her traditional role as wife and mother, and her granddaughter Sadie Donovan, a curator at the New York Public Library who must uncover the truth about her family's heritage to save her career and an exhibit in the library's famous Berg Collection.
The Magnolia Palace
Fiona Davis - 2022-01-25
The Magnolia Palace is a tantalizing novel filled with secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions. Follow the lives of two women, Lillian and Veronica, separated by nearly fifty years, as they navigate the scandalous Frick family and their empire. With a web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama, the stakes for both women may be life or death.
Stories from Suffragette City
"Stories from Suffragette City" is a powerful and moving collection of short stories written by some of the most captivating voices in historical fiction. Set on a single day in 1915, over a million women marched for the right to vote in New York City. Each story paints a unique portrait of a time when women's voices were silenced, but their fight for equality echoed into a force strong enough to break even the most stubborn of glass ceilings. Featuring works from leading authors such as Kristin Hannah, Lisa Wingate, Steve Berry, and more, this collection is a must-read for anyone who loves stories of hope, strength, and resilience.
The Chelsea Girls
Fiona Davis - 2019-07-30
Experience the electrifying drama of 1950s New York in a stunning new novel that explores the treacherous political climate of the era. Follow two determined women as they navigate the creative oasis of the iconic Chelsea Hotel and grapple with the devastating consequences of Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt for communists in the entertainment industry. Spanning two decades, this novel delivers an unforgettable look at female friendship, the complexities of creativity, and the lure of the Chelsea Hotel.
Fiona Davis - 2018-08-07
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Grand Central Terminal in this novel by Fiona Davis. Follow the stories of Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, two women who are separated by fifty years, but connected by their passion for art and their determination to leave their mark on the world. Witness Clara's struggles as a female artist in 1928 and Virginia's quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Clara's disappearance in 1931. Davis's book brings to life the glamour and decay of the terminal while exploring powerful themes of art, love, and perseverance.
Fiona Davis - 2016-08-23
A debut novel that transports readers to the glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women in 1950s New York, where a generation of ambitious young women fight to make it big. A modern-day journalist becomes obsessed with uncovering a dark secret from the hotel's past, leading to unexpected consequences for both women. With themes of ambition, romance, addiction, and redemption, this compelling story will keep readers hooked until the shocking truth is finally revealed.
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