BESTSELLING AND HIGHLY CONNECTED AUTHOR: Lauren Kate is a #1 New York Times bestselling YA author of paranormal romance eager to cross over into the adult market. She’s a great self-promoter who really connects with her audience—she has more than 229k Facebook followers, more than 90k on Twitter, and 54K on Instagram.
GRIPPING, VIBRANT HISTORY: The Hospital of the Incurables was a real hospital in Venice, Italy, from the 1500s through the 1800s, that housed a church, an orphanage, and the renowned music school. Its building still stands today, but this is the first time its fascinating history will be brought to light.
MOVING LOVE STORY: Kate is known for the will-they/won’t-they drama that keeps readers turning pages. This romance is deliciously tormented, gripping, and ultimately uplifting—the kind of story Kate is known for. The Orphan’s Song marries the fast-paced storytelling and juicy writing about first love and desire that have brought her YA novels such success with a new and sophisticated sense of history and power that will enchant adult audiences.
ON TREND HISTORICAL FICTION: There seems to be more historical fiction on the bestseller list each week. With the success of Before We Were Yours, We Were the Lucky Ones, Pachinko, The Nightingale, and more, we will be publishing into a historical fiction market that is better than ever.
“Kate mesmerizes in a tale that brilliantly recreates 1700s Venice - a city of high-stakes intrigue and earthly delights…. A tangled knot of betrayal and love, lies and redemption. Marvelous.”—Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece
“Gorgeous…Kate uncovers the intriguing, little-known origin of the era’s most famous Baroque musicians…. Brimming with love, deception, and ultimately, surprising truth.”—Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein
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