Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to fall in love with Edgar Allan Poe and his dark soul with all its demons? Lynn Cullen’s novel Mrs. Poe is probably as close as you will ever get. In this historical mystery you follow a young poet Frances Osgood as she meets her idol.
The dark and complicated Edgar Allan Poe soon has her under his spell, pulling her into a world of love, scandal, deceit, and danger. There’s also Mrs. Poe, his frail young wife… As the novel progresses you realize pity is not the emotion you should feel toward Mrs. Poe; fear is a more appropriate response to this young wife and her desperate revenge.
This novel is a perfect read for a rainy day. Curl up with a blanket and a cup of coffee and dive into the darkness and mystery of Mrs. Poe.
–Misty, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR