Alicia’s Secret

Alicia’s Secret

by David Osborn

Meet three remarkable women who excelled in times when men dominated everything.

Alicia, a young American girl in England, visits an old churchyard and evokes Elvira, a sprightly, mischievous young ghost who in turn introduces her to three women from three critical moments in history, when each triumphed in a male-dominated society.

Considered the greatest English queen, Matilda of Flanders came from Normandy with William the Conqueror as the key strategist for the Conquest as well as his guiding light in the politics and culture of her era. Sofonisba Anguissola was an accomplished Renaissance artist who studied with Michelangelo and became his protégé and collaborator, and Lucie Dillon, once a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette at Versailles, barely escaped the Terror and the dreaded guillotine to farm in the new United States for a time before returning to France to advise and aid Napoleon. In their own words, these ghostly women describe their widely different lives and loves, and the three periods in which they lived—the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the French Revolution.

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Selected praise:

“As commercial and exciting a novel as can be found today.… It is shocking, savage, and graphic, a cruel book that spares little in detail. There is unbearable suspense, headlong action, and ends with a final ironic twist that will leave the reader gasping. Osborn is a master storyteller and his remorseless style matches his remorseless narrative.…”  —Abilene Reporter News, reviewing David Osborn’s Open Season

“An exciting, highly plausible Washington thriller …”  —Gore Vidal, reviewing David Osborn’s The French Decision

“No better example of absorbing, fast-paced intrigue. Compelling to the last punctuation mark.”  —Clive Cussler, reviewing David Osborn’s The French Decision

“This is a first-class book. It has what one admires so often in English thrillers and finds so seldom in American ones: literate, accomplished writing which makes the plot more ingenious, the characterizations more deft and engaging, and therefore the thrills more thrilling.…”  —Michael Thomas, author of Green Monday, reviewing David Osborn’s Love and Treason

“Breathless introduction to the inner workings of big business …”  —The Times Literary Supplement, reviewing David Osborn’s The Glass Tower

“This well-plotted thriller makes compulsive holiday reading.”  —Salisbury Journal, reviewing David Osborn’s Murder on Martha’s Vineyard

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