Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

Into the Wild

Read Fallen Beauty Online Free - "Without sin, can we know beauty? Can we fully appreciate the summer without the winter? No, I am glad to suffer so I can feel the fullness of our time in the light."

Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future...

That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will...

Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay's next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman...and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life.

"Lovers of the Jazz Age, literary enthusiasts, and general historic fiction readers will find much to love about Call Me Zelda. Highly recommended." –Historical Novel Society, Editors' Choice



Title : Fallen Beauty
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ISBN : 0451418905
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Reviews


Erika rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2013

Dear Readers, Following the breadcrumbs of dead writers through a vast and troubled forest has brought me to the gate of Steepletop, the 700 acre Berkshire estate of the Bohemian poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay. I've always been a fan of her evocative work, but while studying the Fitzgeralds, came t...


Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2014

Fallen Beauty is a historical novel set in 1928 in a fictional town in Upstate New York near Steepletop, the home of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Like two of Erika’s previous novels, Fallen Beauty prods at the hearts of prominent American writers through the lives of other characters close to...


Christina rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2016

The year is 1928 and Laura Kelley wants more for her life than just working at her father's store in their sleepy little town. She and her secret lover head to the Ziegfeld Follies for a scandalous night of drinking, dancing, and having fun. If her father knew what she was really up to, he would...


Harvee rated it ★★★★☆

February 22, 2014

I admit I was slightly shocked by the free and easy ways of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, who historically, had both male and female lovers and a wealthy husband who enabled and supported her in all her artistic pursuits and personal idiosyncrasies. A well known poet who became famous and rel...


☕Laura rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 19, 2014

This novel revolves around the lives of the fictional seamstress Laura Kelley and the real poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and the relationship which develops between them in an upstate New York town. I found Laura's character likable and I had sympathy for the position in which she found herself;...


Pamela rated it ★★★★☆

October 20, 2013

Erika Robuck is back with her best work yet. Robuck once again uses a fictional character, woven into the real life tale of the glamorous Edna St.Vincent Millay, to relay her story. These two women's lives run on a parallel course as they both deal with the price of unconventional choices in a st...


Stacie rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2014

In Erika Robuck's tale, you will find passion, intrigue, romance, and feel a sizzling energy during a very difficult time in two women's lives. First we are introduced to Laura. She is the daughter of a dress-maker who suddenly dies and Laura must find a way to take over the business. In the mean...


Kristine rated it ★★★★☆

February 27, 2014

Original review found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2... 3.5 stars * I received an advanced readers copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.* This book tells the story of fictional character Laura Kelley and the real life poet Edna St. Vincent Millay...


Andrea rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2014

After finishing her 4th novel, I am more than sure that Erika Robuck is my favorite contemporary author. Her writing is superb. She is able to effortlessly combine style and substance. I never feel like I am bogged down with details or heavy writing; at the same time the way she describes people,...


Sara rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2014

This book was the best book I've read in quite a while. I had not read Erika Robuck prior to this, but intend to check out her other books. I'll be checking out Call Me Zelda from the library today! I loved the story and the characters. I think her writing was spot on. She made me visualize the s...





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