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Virtual Event: Dec 1st— Join Bestselling Historical Fiction Authors Talk Inspiration

Join Author Joy Jordan-Lake in celebration of her launch of UNDER A GILDED MOON, Dec 1, 2020 with four other Bestselling Historical Authors as they talk INSPIRATION—from sources you would never guess.


When: Dec 1, 2020

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm ET

Moderated by: Andrea Peskind Katz of the Great Thoughts' Great Readers Facebook Group and Literary Salon.

Where: Register in advance for this Zoom webinar @

Bestselling Historical Fiction Authors Talk Inspiration —From Sources You’d Never Guess


Join us for this all-star historical fiction panel featuring bestselling authors. Click on links below to learn more about each author and their books.

They will discuss the history that isn't taught to us in school--the forgotten people and events that inspire their hit novels.

We hope to see you there! To purchase any of the authors' books, please visit


About Under a Gilded Moon

Available Dec 1, 2020

Crawdads meets the Crawleys…Threaded through with a meticulously researched, well-crafted mystery, this is historical fiction at its best.” —Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

From the bestselling author of A Tangled Mercy comes an enthralling novel of secrets, a tumultuous war of ideas, and murder as classes collide in the shadow of Biltmore House.

Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts, American “royalty,” is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country’s grandest example of privilege, it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl, just as driven, who lives in its shadow.

Kerry MacGregor’s future is derailed when, after two years in college in New York City, family obligations call her home to the beautiful Appalachians. She is determined to distance herself from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however close its reach. Her family’s land is among the last pieces required to complete the Biltmore Estate. But something more powerful than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry’s fate as, one by one, more outsiders descend on the changing landscape—a fugitive from Sicily, a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story, a debutante tainted by scandal, and a conservationist prepared to put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the locals.

As Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty, innocence and corruption, she must navigate not only her own pride and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and the men who control it.

Read More about Under the Gilded Moon

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About the Author

Joy Jordan-Lake is the bestselling author of eight books, including the #1 Amazon Bestseller A Tangled Mercy and Blue Hole Back Home, which won the Christy Award in 2009 for Best First Novel. Her upcoming novel Under a Gilded Moon to be released on 12.01.20.

She holds a PhD in English Literature, founded a food pantry in New England for women and families experiencing homelessness, and has taught literature and writing at several universities.

Jordan-Lake lives outside of Nashville with her husband and three children. Website


Joy Jordan-Lake Books


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