Spotlight On “A Daughter Of Fair Verona” By Christina Dodd

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A Daughter of Fair Verona is a frothy, irreverent, witty new series told from the delightfully engaging point of view of Romeo and Juliet’s clever, rebellious, fiercely independent daughter, Rosie Montague.

A Daughter of Fair Verona and author Christina Dodd

About A Daughter of Fair Verona

I’m the eldest daughter of Romeo and Juliet. Yes, that Romeo and Juliet. No, they didn’t die in the tomb. They’re alive and well and living in fair Verona with their six wildly impetuous children and me, their nineteen-year-old daughter Rosaline…

Once upon a time a young couple met and fell in love. You probably know that story, and how it ended (hint: badly). Only here’s the thing: That’s not how it ended at all.

Romeo and Juliet are alive and well and the parents of seven kids. I’m the oldest, with the emphasis on ‘old’—a certified spinster at twenty, and happy to stay that way. It’s not easy to keep your taste for romance with parents like mine. Picture it—constant monologues, passionate declarations, fighting, making up, making out . . . it’s exhausting.

Each time they’ve presented me with a betrothal, I’ve set out to find the groom-to-be a more suitable bride. After all, someone sensible needs to stay home and manage this household. But their latest match, Duke Stephano, isn’t so easy to palm off on anyone else. The debaucher has had three previous wives—all of whom met unfortunate ends. Conscience forbids me from consigning another woman to that fate. As it turns out, I don’t have to . . .

At our betrothal ball—where, quite by accident, I meet a beautiful young man who makes me wonder if perhaps there is something to love at first sight—I stumble upon Duke Stephano with a dagger in his chest. But who killed him? His late wives’ families, his relatives, his mistress, his servants—half of Verona had motive. And when everyone around the Duke begins dying, disappearing, or descending into madness, I know I must uncover the killer . . . before death lies on me like an untimely frost.

Source: Publisher
ISBN: 9781496750167
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/25/2024

Praise for A Daughter of Fair Verona

“Fun, funny, charming, and absolutely delightful.  If you’re looking for a novel to sweep you away and lift your spirits, look no further.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A sharp, determined heroine, a clever historical mystery, sparkling wit, a unique setting, family drama and a dash of romance.”—Amanda Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Lady Has a Past

“Shakespeare may roll over—then he’ll sit up and applaud!!”—Mary Bly (Eloisa James), Shakespearean professor and New York Times Bestselling Author of Lizzie and Dante

“Who has the audacity to write a book about Romeo and Juliet’s daughter? Christina Dodd, that’s who!  With its twisty plot and engaging characters, A Daughter of Fair Verona is charming, funny, and totally engaging. First I smiled, then I chuckled, then I laughed out loud. It’s fresh, audacious, and altogether captivating.  It’s such a treat to read something I haven’t read a thousand times before!”—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“A tour de force! Witty, charming, snarky and just plain fun. Shakespeare is going to wish he’d written this!”—Susan Mallery, # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“This delightful, fast-paced mystery is a balm for the soul, with an ending that’s not only satisfying but leaves you wanting more of this heroine, this family, and Christina Dodd’s playful and clever voice.”—Megan Chance, bestselling author of A Splendid Ruin

About Christina Dodd, Author of A Daughter of Fair Verona

A Daughter of Fair Verona author Christina Dodd

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose suspense, paranormal, historical, and mystery novels have been translated into 30 languages and sold more than 15 million copies in print. Praised for her “brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor that are pure Dodd” (Booklist), her award-winning books have landed on numerous Best of the Year lists and, much to her mother’s delight, Dodd was once a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle.

Dodd lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest, where her 700 lavender plants share the yard with her husband’s various “Big Projects,” including a treehouse, zipline, and their very own Stonehenge. 

Enter Christina’s worlds and join her mailing list for humor, book news and entertainment (yes, she’s the proud author with the infamous three-armed cover) at her website. You can also follow Christina Dodd on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

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