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Heather Webb Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Becoming Josephine (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rodin's Lover (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Christmas in Paris (With: Hazel Gaynor) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom's Apprentice (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet Me in Monaco (With: Hazel Gaynor) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Words for Goodbye (With: Hazel Gaynor) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Next Ship Home (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers in the Night (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queens of London (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas with the Queen (With: Hazel Gaynor) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Hour of the Bells (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fall of Poppies(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ribbons of Scarlet(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Heather Webb is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of at least half a dozen historical fiction novels.

The author published “Becoming Josephine” her debut novel in 2013 and has since then become a prolific author in her own right. She has also published some well-received collections of short stories and a novella.

Her works have won many awards and accolades over the years. She has been the winner of the STAR Award by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and in 2015, Webb won the Goodreads Top Pick for the novel “Rodin’s Lover.”
She has also been a 2020 finalist for the Digital Book World’s Fiction prize and the United Kingdom-based Goldsboro RNA Award. Given the popularity of her novels, they have been translated into more than twelve languages.
She usually co-writes her novels with fellow novelist Hazel Gaynor with whom she has become great friends.

Besides her fiction writing, Heather is employed at a local college where she teaches craft courses aside from working as a freelance editor.
She currently makes her home in Connecticut New England where she lives with her family and a very feisty rabbit.

She sometimes connects with her fans and readers through her website and social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In his pre-teen and young adult years, Heather Webb was a huge lover of Harlequin romances, mythological stories, Mary Higgins Clark mysteries, and all manner of American and British classics.

In all honesty, she used to read everything she could find. When Webb was in high school, she was the winner of an essay contest for two years running as she received district-wide honors, even though she still did not see herself as a writer.
During her high school years, she was very much involved in the literary community and was the copy editor of her university and high school newspapers.

But ut was not until she resigned from her job teaching high school and was a stay-at-home mother taking care of two kids that she began thinking of penning a work of fiction.
The idea for her lead character in “Becoming Josephine” her debut came to her in a dream that came continuously for a week.

At that time, she was not familiar with Josephine Bonaparte as a historical fiction and hence she has to head to the library to check out several biographies.
She only got halfway through the first stack before she was taken by how fascinating the character was, in addition to leading a very nuanced and rich life.
Right there and then, she just knew she had to write about her. She still believes Josephine chose her to write her story.

While Heather Webb only came to publish with Hazel Gaynor in 2017, they had been introduced in 2013 as they had then shared an agent.

In 2015, they both worked on the “Fall of Poppies,” which was a World War I anthology and it was at that time that they began talking about penning a novel together.
While Heather lives in Connecticut in the United States and Hazel lives in the United Kingdom, they got along so well online that they decided to try it out.
They has a very good time penning “Last Christmas in Paris,” which was published in 2017 and they decided to make it a long-time partnership.

They usually work through Google Docs assigning themselves characters and taking turns writing the first draft while meeting online for plotting purposes.
Whenever they have to make a big decision or get stuck on something, they usually have a brainstorming session to determine the direction and sound of their stories.
Once they are done writing, they usually meet several times to edit and ensure the consistency of everything.

“Becoming Josephine” by Heather Webb is the story of a woman named Rose Tascher, who moves from her plantation in Martinique to Paris. All she wants is to trade her black Creole magic culture for adventure and love.
She arrives excited to follow her dreams of heading to court with her elegant soldier and aristocratic husband Alexandre. However, Alexandre abandons her dashing her hopes as they deal with the chaos of the French Revolution.
Through her expertise, Rose managed to get a strong footing in high society. She is soon reveling in glitzy balls and handsome men but then the heads of some of her finds begin to roll.

Soon enough, she finds herself imprisoned. After she narrowly escapes death in the bloody prison cells of Les Carmes, she manages to reinvent herself as Josephine, a socialite of power and status.

Still, her youth is inevitably fading and she must choose between the love of an awkward suitor and precarious independence. What she does not know is Napoleon Bonaparte would become one of the most powerful men in the world.

Heather Webb’s novel “Rodin’s Lover” opens with a young girl and her younger brother playing in the woods in what is a very delightful scene.

The girl is Camille Claudel a seventeen year old and Paul her younger brother. While it is a joyous scene, life at home is anything but as all wants is to become a sculptor.

But her mother despises the career path in addition to many other things she does not like about her daughter. The only support she has is from her father who has stood by her through thick and thin.
She eventually heads to Paris to study which is where she meets Rodin. She is consumed by her passion for art which she combines with the heat which is always present between her and Rodin.

They both have a desire for recognition and are often engaged in passionate discussions of their creations and art. They discuss everything from lack of money for food and materials to paying models, rent, and wood for heat.
It makes for emotional and tension-filled work with remarkable scenery and brilliant portrayal of relationships.

“Last Christmas in Paris” by Heather Webb is set in England in 1914 at a time when the country is in the grip of war.

Evie had tearfully watched as Will her brother and Thomas Harding his best friend left for the continent. Nonetheless, she believes that everything will be over by Christmas and they will all celebrate Christmas together in the romantic cafeterias of Paris.
However, nothing goes as planned as the war drags on leaving Evie longing to play her own part.

For Thomas Harding, he is struggling with he has to deal with personal battles at home as regulations at the War Office on how to report on the war have been interfering with the family news reporting business.
He does this even as he has to deal with some gruesome realities of war. Through Thomas and Evie’s letters, we get insights into their greatest fears and hopes.

It makes for a brilliant and unforgettable story that spans the years of the First World War as they explore enduring hope, the strength of love, and the ruins of war.

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