The Forgotten Room, the book I’ve co-written with Karen White and Beatriz Williams, has a release date!

You can find The Forgotten Room on shelves on January 19, 2016.

Here’s the official blurb:

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 historical storytellers.

Cover reveal and more about The Forgotten Room coming soon! I’ll be updating the website with a Forgotten Room page (and more info on The Other Daughter and Lure of the Moonflower pages) shortly.

As a recap, here’s this year’s book schedule:

— May 19, 2015: That Summer, trade paperback.
— July 21, 2015: The Other Daughter, hardcover.
— August 5, 2015: The Lure of the Moonflower (aka Pink XII), trade paperback.
— January 19, 2016: The Forgotten Room, hardcover.


  1. SuzanneH on March 31, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    It sounds fascinating and I am really looking forward to it. I just have one question. What is the “gilded age”? I haven’t come across that term before.

  2. Miss Eliza on April 1, 2015 at 2:37 am

    1870s to 1900 US, though Mark Twain coined the phrase, think Edith Wharton.

    Also, sqwee!

    • SuzanneH on April 1, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks Eliza, I am with you now. Although you have given me another question. What is “sqwee”?

  3. Sheila on April 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Very much looking forward to this!

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