Kimberly Brock in conversation with Colleen Oakley

Author of The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare

Author Talks
Sunday, May 8 2022 @ 2pm - 3pm

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Join Atlanta History Center at our Midtown campus to celebrate Mother’s Day with author Kimberly Brock discussing her novel The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare. Fellow author Colleen Oakley will lead the discussion. Before the program, guests can enjoy complimentary lite bites, or purchase wine, mimosas, and/or soft drinks.

About the Book

The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl.

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known that the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents of her treasured commonplace book. Brought from England on Eleanor’s fateful voyage to the New World, her book was passed down through the fifteen generations of daughters who followed as they came of age. Thirteen-year-old Alice had been next in line to receive it, but her mother’s tragic death fractured the unbroken legacy and the Dare Stone and the shadowy history recorded in the book faded into memory. Or so Alice hoped.

In the waning days of World War II, Alice is a young widow and a mother herself when she is unexpectedly presented with her birthright: the deed to Evertell, her abandoned family home and the history she thought forgotten. Determined to sell the property and step into a future free of the past, Alice returns to Savannah with her own thirteen-year-old daughter, Penn, in tow. But when Penn’s curiosity over the lineage she never knew begins to unveil secrets from beneath every stone and bone and shell of the old house and Eleanor’s book is finally found, Alice is forced to reckon with the sacrifices made for love and the realities of their true inheritance as daughters of Eleanor Dare.

In this sweeping tale from award-winning author Kimberly Brock, the answers to a real-life mystery may be found in the pages of a story that was always waiting to be written.

About the Author

Kimberly Brock is the award-winning author of The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare and The River Witch. She is the founder of Tinderbox Writers Workshop and has served as a guest lecturer for many regional and national writing workshops including at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. She lives near Atlanta with her husband and three children. Visit her online at; Instagram: @kimberlydbrock; Facebook: @kimberlybrockauthor; Twitter: @kimberlydbrock.

About the Moderator

Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch and Before I Go. Her books have been lauded by The Today Show, People Magazine, Us Weekly, Library Journal, Southern Living, and Real Simple, and have been translated into more than 18 languages. A former editor for Marie Claire, editor-in-chief of Women's Health & Fitness and a proud graduate of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Colleen lives in Atlanta with her husband, four children, three chickens and a terrier mutt named Baxter. Her fifth novel The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise will be published in March 2023.

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