The Art of Love

Red Trumpet Press
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Your Journey to The Golden City begins here...


FORTUNE…SACRIFICE…PASSION...and SECRETS.


A tale of mystery, social morality and second chances during America’s Gilded Age, The Art of Love will take you on an unforgettable journey from the last frontier of the Yukon Territory to the new Sodom and Gomorrah of its time - the boomtown of San Francisco.


After digging a fortune from the frozen fields of the Klondike, August Wolff heads south to the “Golden City,” hoping to put the unsolved disappearance of his wife and daughter behind him. The turn of the twentieth century brings him even more success, but the distractions of a hedonistic mecca can’t fill the gaping hole in his life.


Amelia Starling is a wildly talented artist caught in the straightjacket of Old New York society. Making a heart-breaking decision, she moves to San Francisco to further her career, all the while living with the pain of a sacrifice no woman should ever have to make. 


Brought together by the city’s flourishing art scene, Gus and Lia forge a rare connection. But the past, shrouded in mystery, prevents the two of them from moving forward as one. Unwilling to face society’s scorn, Lia leaves the city and vows to begin again in Europe.


The Golden City offers everything a man could wish for except the answers Gus is desperate to find. But find them he must, or he and Lia have no chance at all.


The Art of Love has earned the following awards:


A Notable Indie Book of 2014

Silver Ippy Award

New Apple Medalist

Editor’s Choice – Idaho Book Awards


The Art of Love is Book One in A.B. Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City." Other titles in the series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter


The story continues into present day with Michaels’ contemporary series “Sinner’s Grove Suspense,” featuring descendants of characters from "The Golden City." Books include Sinner’s GroveThe Lair, and The Jade Hunters (available 2019).


All of A.B. Michaels’ titles are stand-alone reads.


For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.

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About the author

A native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters’ degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University).  After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she turned to writing the kind of enthralling, page-turning fiction she loves to read.  

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Publisher
Red Trumpet Press
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Published on
May 4, 2014
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Pages
346
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ISBN
9780991508907
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
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This content is DRM free.
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The Perfect Family? Hardly. 


It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you.


Now Jenna's ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family's legendary artists' retreat known as Sinner's Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there's a problem...


She'll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life.


Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she's back, and the feelings he's pushed aside just won't stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner's Grove renovation, he's got more important things on his mind - like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won't count for anything if Brit can't keep her safe.


Sinner's Grove is Book One of A.B. Michaels’ contemporary suspense series of the same name. Other titles in the series include The Lair and The Jade Hunters (available 2019). These novels follow the descendants of characters featured in Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City."


The Art of Love, the award-winning first novel in that series recounts the founding of Sinner's Grove by Klondike King August Wolff and artist Amelia Starling at the turn of the twentieth century. Other titles in the Golden City series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. 


All titles in this series are stand-alone reads. 


For more information on the series, please visit abmichaels.com.

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