I'm thrilled to reveal the cover of my next novel, The Fugitive Colours. The book will be published in May 2022 in the U.S., the UK, Canada, and Australia.
It's a novel about art, silkweaving and espionage, set in London in 1764, and featuring as my main character Genevieve Planché, a Huguenot artist caught between her ambition and protecting those she loves most.
Here's my publisher's description of the book and yours truly:
‘The Fugitive Colours’ reunites readers with Genevieve and again reveals the dazzling world of glamour and treachery in Georgian England.
Now living and working in Spitalfields, Genevieve is struggling to keep her silk business afloat. When she one day receives a surprise invitation from an important artist, Genevieve grasps at the promise of a better life.
But she soon begins to suspect that her own secret past has more to do with her entrée into London society than her talent. One wrong move could cost her not just her artistic dreams but the love of those she holds dear. And watching from the shadows are ruthless spies who wish harm to all of England.
A sequel to Nancy Bilyeau’s The Blue, The Fugitive Colours again reveals a dazzling world of glamour and treachery in Georgian England, when beauty held more value than human life. She immerses readers in a fictionalized account of real lives and events whilst staying faithful to the historical and social context.
, 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.
It's up on Goodreads if you could go there and click "want to read." The first advance reviews popped up this week!
And if you're a blogger or reviewer, it's up on NetGalley.
I love the way it continues the visual look of The Blue: