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The Ruins of Lace – Available Now

The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony

Genre: Historical Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-6303-8

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: The Glassblower of Murano, The Passion of Artemisia, The Last Queen

Book Club Mood Match:


You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for Ruins of Lace

“I loved it...lovely historical fiction about a topic that is not commonly written about.”
Suzy Takacs, The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

“An exquisite book, as intricate and enticing as the lace from which it draws its inspiration. I read far to late into the night and finished it the next day only to regret reading it so quickly. This is definitely to be savored. Whoever Iris Anthony is, shes a gifted writer with what is to be hoped is only the first of many wonderful stories to tell.”
Sara Poole, author of Poison and The Borgia Mistress

About the Book

The mad passion for forbidden lace has infiltrated France, pulling soldier and courtier alike into its web. For those who want the best, Flemish lace is the only choice, an exquisite perfection of thread and air. For those that want something they don’t have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything—or anyone.

For Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who now demands an impossible length. To fail means certain destruction. But for Katharina, lace is her salvation. It is who she is; it is what she does. If she cannot make this stunning tempest of threads, a dreaded fate awaits.

The most lucrative contraband in Europe, with its intricate patterns and ephemeral hope, threatens to cost them everything. Lace may be the deliverance for which they all pray...or it may bring the ruin and imprisonment they all fear.

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