The Secret Life of Mrs. London

The Secret Life of Mrs. London

2018 BEST NEW NOVEL nominee, Center for Fiction. Historical fiction Houdini-London love triangle www.goodreads.com San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own caree 2018 BEST NEW NOVEL nominee, Center for Fiction. Historical fiction Houdini-London love triangle www.goodreads.co...

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Title:The Secret Life of Mrs. London
Author:Rebecca Rosenberg
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1542048737
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

The Secret Life of Mrs. London Reviews

  • Elyse
    Dec 05, 2017
    Update..... given I ?AM? still thinking about this novel ... I?m adding one more star... from 3 stars to 4. This book is growing on me!!!! This is a hard review for me to write ...because I wasn?t crazy about this book. I have only myself to blame. I didn?t read ...
  • Tammy
    Feb 25, 2018
    Behind every great man stands a great woman. Rebecca Rosenberg brings Charmian London to life in this story. Charmian is a woman ahead of her times. She believes in equality and free love which is surprising considering the times. I feel that Jack London may not have become as well kno...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 09, 2018
    4 "engaging" stars Charmain is the second wife of author Jack London. She was a believer in free love, socialism, a woman's right to vote, and her husband Jack. It is the turn of the century, a time when the Victorian Age was winding down. Social and sexual mores were changing. It w...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 09, 2018
    4 "engaging" stars Charmain was the second wife of author Jack London. She was a believer in free love, socialism, a woman's right to vote, and her husband Jack. It is the turn of the century, a time when the Victorian Age was winding down. Social and sexual mores were changing. It ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Dec 31, 2017
    I instantly knew that I wanted to read The Secret Life of Mrs. London from the moment I read the blurb. I just love reading historical fiction about famous persons and I was intrigued by the prospect of reading a book about Jack London, a man that I didn't know much about. Also, the ad...
  • Malena Watrous
    Dec 10, 2017
    The SECRET LIFE of MRS. LONDON is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the marriage of Jack and Charmain London, both fascinating and complicated characters with rich inner lives that Rosenberg conveys in crisp yet poetic prose. This contemporary historical fiction raises questions tha...
  • Candi
    Jan 18, 2018
    3.5 stars My previous experience with the prolific author Jack London was years ago during my school days when I was assigned The Call of the Wild. I remember finding it an interesting book, but didn?t really think much about it afterwards. Then I re-read the book a few years ago ...
  • Camille Maio
    Jan 11, 2018
    Hands down, this book has some of the best dialogue I've read in a long time. I found myself really getting swept up in the relationships of Jack, Charmain, Harry, and Bessie. I love historical fiction that teaches me something, and I am glad to know more about all of these people. I b...
  • Margaret
    Jan 16, 2018
    "I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to li...
  • Kathleen
    Nov 27, 2017
    "The Secret Life of Mrs. London" is a fascinating story beautifully told. The creative and romantic lives of Jack and Charmian London were full of passion, genius, and intrigue. I fell in love with the characterizations and the ups and downs of their careers, family lives, and romantic...
  • Patricia Sands
    Feb 01, 2018
    Having studied Jack London's writing in university, and knowing a bit about his unorthodox life, I was instantly attracted to this story. Rebecca Rosenberg delivered in more ways than one. The story could not have been written in such an entertaining and convincing fashion without an a...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Feb 20, 2018
    Sometimes I have a feeling about a book and where it might fall on my own reviewer scale, even before I pick it up and start reading. This was one of those books. I thought it would be a book that was good but not great. Sometimes fictionalized accounts of historical figures lives c...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Feb 28, 2018
    3 stars Thank you to the author Rebecca Rosenberg and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book. To start with, I really don't care for romances, this book was a romance, but yet much more. Sadly to say I did not like any of the characters in this book. Each and every ...
  • Soraya Lane
    Nov 26, 2017
    This was a fascinating historical novel - the perfect blend of historical fact mixed with fiction. It was different to what I usually read and I thoroughly enjoyed it! ...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 03, 2018
    (3.5) I have a weakness for novels about history?s famous wives, whether that?s Zelda Fitzgerald, the multiple Mrs. Hemingways, or the First Ladies of the U.S. presidents. A valuable addition to that delightful sub-genre of fiction is The Secret Life of Mrs. London, the recent debu...
  • Cathy
    Feb 25, 2018
    A book about the domestic lives of great writers or artists, albeit fictionalised, is fast becoming my idea of historical fiction heaven. So, when the opportunity arose to readThe Secret Life of Mrs. London, I simply couldn?t resist. I?m pleased to say I was not disappointed....
  • Rebecca Rosenberg
    Jan 03, 2018
    The Secret Life of Mrs. London $1.99 June, only! https://www.amazon.com/b?node=6165851011 2018 BEST NEW NOVEL Center for Fiction nomination On the surface, The Secret Life of Mrs. London is about the love triangle between the Houdinis and Londons, but many themes begged to be ...
  • Donna Maguire
    Feb 14, 2018
    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/... The Secret Life of Mrs. London is a heart-wrenching story and I loved it, it really tugged on my heart-strings and I am delighted to have been able to read the story. The writing style in the novel was excellent, it really helped bring the...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Feb 24, 2018
    Charmaine London is the wife of the Jack London, the famous writer of adventure stories. Charmaine has been essential to Jack?s success providing edits and motivating him to keep to a schedule. She has put her writing career on hold to help him succeed but has received little acknowl...
  • Linda Zagon
    Jan 10, 2018
    My Review of ?The Secret Life of Mrs. London? by Rebecca Rosenberg. Lake Union Publishing, January 30, 2018 Rebecca Rosenberg , the Author of ?The Secret Life of Mrs. London? has written an entertaining and captivating novel. I appreciate the way that Rebecca Rosenberg wea...
  • Susan Peterson
    Mar 09, 2018
    This book is a fascinating, intimate look at the relationship between novelist Jack London and his wife Charmian. When Jack and Charmian attend a performance by Harry Houdini, Charmian is intrigued by both Harry and his child-like wife, Bessie...but her feelings for Harry transcend fri...
  • Bonnye Reed
    Jan 02, 2018
    GNAB Rebecca Rosenberg does an excellent job of fleshing out the back stories and quirks that made Jack London, Houdini, and Charmian London such interesting and charismatic public figures in an age of giant personalities. The Secret Life of Mrs. London is a very well written slice ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jan 23, 2018
    Fascinating. Charmain London was unknown to me and I suspect that fans of either Jack London (her husband) and or Harry Houdini (her lover) might feel differently about this novel which looks at her relationship with both of them. Read this as a book about a woman who is dealing with q...
  • Eric
    Dec 23, 2017
    Writing in the first person is not an easy task, but Rebecca Rosenberg, author of ?The Secret Life of Mrs. London,? pulls it off artfully. A few chapters into the novel and you quickly forget that someone other than the second wife of author, Jack London, Charmian London, is writin...
  • ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    Jan 17, 2018
    3 Stars. This is a well written and researched fictionalized account of the marriage of Jack and Charmian London. The London's marriage was of the bohemian type, with Charmian having an affair and getting pregnant by another man. She was also a writer, and dissatisfied with her...
  • Beth Mink
    Dec 30, 2017
    Rebecca Rosenberg?s new offering is amazingly good in that it transports the reader to a long forgotten time from the perspective of a woman who was the driving force behind the great Jack London, who wrote adventure stories at the cusp of the last century. Rich with intimate descrip...
  • Jeanette Lewis
    Jan 06, 2018
    Author Rebecca Rosenberg has created a fabulous read with the main character of Mrs Charmian London, second wife of writer Jack London, adventurer and celebrity author. Charmian raised by her aunt and uncle, an enlightened couple and progressive for the times give her opportunities tha...
  • Sheri
    Feb 08, 2018
    A wonderful debut novel about Charmian London, the wife and muse of Jack London. Rebecca Rosenberg is superb at character development and description. You really get to know the main characters and find yourself loving and hating them at various points in the novel. I know nothing a...
  • Ralph Smith
    Nov 29, 2017
    Rebecca Rosenberg?s The Secret Life of Mrs. London is a terrific historical novel. The magnetic and impulsive personality of Jack London comes to life as does the equally-famous Harry Houdini. The protagonist, Charmian London, desires to become a writer in her own right and to have i...
  • Miranda Reads
    Jan 11, 2018
    3.5 stars If I can get Jack boxing this morning...he?ll be revved up for a good writing session followed by a ?grand lolly? that will linger in our loins for days. And with that we are introduced to Jack London's wife, Charmian, an amateur boxer, aspiring writer, and free sp...