Monday, April 14, 2014

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Frances Osgood was a woman with promise at one time. Giving up her life of luxury, she married. Only to be abandoned. Now raising her two daughters on her own and living off friend's charity, she begins to write poems. When she attracts the attention of the mysterious celebrity, Edgar Allan Poe and his wife, Virginia Clemm, her life begins to change. Frances is increasingly attracted and attached to Edgar, but Virginia wants to befriend her rival. Frances finds herself feeling threatened and stuck in the odd love triangle. Desperate to save herself, Frances must do the hardest thing, give up Edgar. But is she able to?
This novel was really good. I loved all the real historical characters that were featured in this book. Cullen captured the fact and perfectly blended in the fiction. The plot was awesome. There were twists and turns. I was pulling for Frances, though I was just as torn as she was. I also think Cullen captured Poe perfectly. Its an awesome book.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy.


  1. I've been eyeballing this since I heard of it.

  2. Like Carole, I've been thinking about buying this book. Thank you, Allison! Your review made me get up off my chair and order it! I love that you review historicals. They're my favorites!

  3. Thank you ladies!! I really enjoyed it.