From Georgia author Kimberly Brock comes the paperback version of a novel we have come to know and love. Since her hardcover release on April 12, 2022, Brock’s second novel, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare, has connected with readers across the nation.
What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents of her treasured Commonplace Book. Her book was passed down through 15 generations of daughters as they came of age. Thirteen-year-old Alice had been next in line to receive it, but her mother’s tragic death fractured the unbroken legacy, and the Dare Stone and the shadowy history recorded in the book faded into memory.
In the waning days of World War Two, Alice is a young widow and a mother herself when she is unexpectedly presented with her birthright: the deed to Evertell, her abandoned family home and the history she thought forgotten. Determined to sell the property and step into a future free of the past, Alice returns to Savannah with her own 13-year-old daughter, Penn, in tow. But when Penn’s curiosity over the lineage she never knew begins to unveil secrets from beneath every stone and bone and shell of the old house—and Eleanor’s book is finally found—Alice is forced to reckon with the sacrifices made for love and the realities of their true inheritance as daughters of Eleanor Dare.
“A beautiful keepsake of a novel that is at once historical and speculative, “The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare” is the empowering tale of nearly 20 generations of women surviving, thriving, and sometimes vanishing, by virtue of their abilities to shoulder the weight of their pasts, to discover and learn the lessons of their present, and to pass on their wisdom from mother to daughter through the inheritance of their stories — some of which might even be true.” – Holland Perryman and Jonathan Haupt. Special to The Post and Courier
On Feb. 20, Brock was featured on the History Channel to share her expertise on one of history’s greatest mysteries, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. To hear her insight and learn more about the Lost Colony from The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare on “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” tune in here.
The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare occupied the Southern Indie Bestseller List for three weeks and has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. On February 28, the release of the paperback version brings this story to readers in a new way.
With glowing reviews from The New York Times, you won’t want to miss this release. Lucky for you, we are giving away one free copy! The giveaway begins today, February 28, and entries will be accepted through March 15, 2023. U.S.-only entries, please.
Emily / February 28, 2023
The Lost Colony of Roanoke has always fascinated me. I loved this book and want to share it with others but do not want to risk my copy not coming back home. Winning the paperback would help!!
Mary Jane / March 6, 2023
I live in South Carolina on the NC border. The story of the Lost Colony has always interested me. I would live to read the book.