Mrs. Poe Book Review

Disclosure:  I participated in this post on behalf of Simon & Schuster, who provided product in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Mrs. Poe

  Written by Lynn Cullen
  Paperback, 352 Pages
  Historical Romance/Fiction
  April 2014, $16

The triumphant success of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” compels fledgling poet Frances Osgood to meet her literary idol, a mysterious, complicated man who soon has her under his seductive spell in an all-consuming affair.

And when Edgar’s frail young wife breaks into their idyll to befriend her rival, Frances fears that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is the author of Reign of Madness, a 2011 Best of the South selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and 2012 Townsend Prize finalist, and The Creation of Eve, named among the best fiction books of 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an Indie Next selection. She is also the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including the young adult novel I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter, which was a 2007 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and an ALA Best Book of 2008. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their dog, and two unscrupulous cats.

My Thoughts
After trying several times, I could not bring myself to enjoy this book.  Starting from the very beginning, it was slow and never grabbed my attention.  It is basically a story about Edgar Poe, whose writing is beginning to become popular in the 1800's and his affair with a woman whom his wife becomes friends with.  I Rated This Book:  2/5 Stars **

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