The Blue


Product Details

Lume Books
Publish Date
5.06 X 7.81 X 1.0 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Bilyeau, a Michigan native, has worked as an editor on the staffs of InStyle, Rolling Stone, and Good Housekeeping. Passionate about history and art, she wrote an award-winning trilogy set in Tudor England before creating a heroine, Genevieve Planché, who holds personal significance. Nancy is descended from a Huguenot settler who came to America in 1661 and draws on her fascination with French Protestant refugees when writing the character of Genevieve Planché, a Huguenot artist. Today Nancy lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children.


'Nancy Bilyeau's passion for history infuses her books' - Alison Weir

'Definitely a winner!' - Kate Quinn

'The Blue is a fast-paced and highly engaging historical thriller packed with period detail and peopled with characters that the reader really grows to care about.' - NB Magazine

'Bilyeau's research is impeccable, taking what might have been a dreary industrial novel and making it into a living, breathing drama. Kudos and highly recommended!' - Historical Novel Society, and Editor's Choice

'...transports the reader into the heart of the 18th century porcelain trade--where the price of beauty was death.' - E.M. Powell, author of the Stanton & Barling medieval mystery series.

'Bilyeau is an impressive talent who brings to life a heart-stopping story of adventure, art and espionage during the Seven Years War.' - Stephanie Dray, bestselling author of My Dear Hamilton

'Historical fans will be well satisfied.' - Publishers Weekly

'With rich writing, surprising twists, and a riveting sense of 'you are there, ' The Blue is spine-tingling entertainment.' - Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins