Susanne Dunlap

The Courtesan’s Daughter

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2023


1910, New York. After fleeing from a troubled past, Justine, an impoverished French immigrant, struggles to provide a better future for Sylvie, her young ...Read Review

The Portraitist: A Novel of Adelaide Labille-Guiard

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

This is a novel about the career of pioneering female painter Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, who was starting to rise in the French ...Read Review

The Paris Affair (A Theresa Schurman Mystery)

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2020



The year is 1783, and Viennese violinist Theresa Schurman has been asked to go to Paris to help discover who is writing and printing ...Read Review

Listen to the Wind: The Orphans of Tolosa

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2019


In the 13th century, Azalaïs and Azemar live as orphans in the forests of what is now southern France. When angry men ...Read Review

The Académie

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2012


Children/Young Adult

Eliza Monroe, daughter of the future president of the United States, arrives at a French boarding school in 1799 ostensibly to learn conversation skills, ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Lamp

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2011


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

When Molly is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she is forced to leave her housemaid position in London and part ...Read Review

Anastasia’s Secret

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2010


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Anastasia Romanova, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, lives a sheltered existence within the palace walls. With little idea of the ...Read Review

The Musician’s Daughter

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2009


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Christmas Eve in Vienna isn’t a time for celebration. Rather it is a time to mourn, for Theresa’s father is dead. ...Read Review

Liszt’s Kiss

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2007


Biographical FictionLiterary

Paris, 1832. A cholera epidemic rages, and Anne de Barbier-Chouant has lost her beloved mother to its deadly grasp. Alone in the crumbling family ...Read Review

Emilie’s Voice

By Susanne Dunlap - Published 2005



Émilie is content to sit in her father’s atelier, singing to him as he crafts his violins and cellos. When a composer ...Read Review