THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
"A sprawling escape into 18th century English nobility and one heck of an engaging romantic drama."—Newsweek
One of the most beloved historical fiction novels of all time, Through a Glass Darkly presents a deeply researched, intensely engaging dive into the romance and intrigue of the 18th century British nobility.
Karleen Koen's sweeping saga introduces unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana.
Although her own romantic fairy tale seems to be coming true, Barbara has a lot to learn about the machinations of the royal courts, financial chaos, and surviving with her reputation intact. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.
Historical fiction fans who love Phillipa Gregory, Susanna Kearsley, Diana Gabaldon, or Elizabeth Chadwick can’t miss this sweeping story of nobility and coming of age in the 18th century courts.
Praise for Through a Glass Darkly:
"[A] lavish, carefully researched portrait of a young woman's turbulent coming of age in 18th-century England and France."—People
"Fast-paced and fun to read!"—Glamour
"A brilliant historical novel, a lovely romance, a gripping character study—there's something for everyone."—Richmond Times-Dispatch