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I get to share with you a little bit about one of the locations found in A Spark Unseen. Take a look at this quote first.
One of my biggest research projects for A Spark Unseen was determining Katharine’s street address in Paris. I needed a street of connecting townhouses, mini-mansions with shared inner walls that dated to at least the 1790s, before the Reign of Terror, when France guillotined so much of its own population (hidden rooms for fugitive aristocrats, anyone?). It also needed to be an area frequented by foreigners. The gem I came across was Rue Trudon, located in a neighborhood known as “Little England.”
|Eugène-Emmanuel Amaury-Duval "Tragedy or, Portrait of Rachel," 1854|
Another resident was Robert R. Livingston, one of America’s founding fathers, who lived there from 1801-1804 while he was negotiating the Louisiana Purchase. He had his home on Rue Trudon “done up” because of “decay from age.” (Then the buildings were old in 1801! Yes!) And also living on the street was Alexis de Tocqueville,author, historian, an ousted member of the Imperial government and noted Napoleon III critic who favored expanding the navy of France. Could Henri Marchand have known this man?
|Alexis de Tocqueville|
Aside: Is it just me, or do Mlle. Rachel and Alexis look startlingly alike? But perhaps this is another novel!
Sadly, the little triangle of buildings that was Rue Trudon was completely demolished when the Rue Auber was expanded to create a better throughway in the 1870s. If someone discovered Katharine’s hidden attic during the demolition process, they never said a word.
A Spark Unseen:
The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.
Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.
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