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TITLE: Prima Donna
Author: Megan Chance
Pub. Date: December 29, 2009
(From the author's website)From the author of The Spiritualist comes another addictively readable historical novel with a twist of dark mystery.
In the glittering world of nineteenth century opera, Sabine Conrad is a beloved star feted by New York’s high society, showered with adulation from her audiences, and courted by wealthy patrons. Ensnared by a man who both loves and controls her, Sabine risks everything—including her lustrous career—to break free from her lover. But her plan backfires; by the end of the night, she is a criminal on the run from a grisly murder.
Changing her appearance and her name, she flees as far from society as she can, to the rough and gritty town of Seattle. There, hidden among the prostitutes, drunks, and miners, she must put aside the prima donna she once was and learn how to survive on her own.
Until her past returns to offer a terrifying proposition…
(I loved An Inconvenient Wife, Susannah Morrow, and The Spiritualist by this author. If you love historical novels, be sure to give this author a try).