Jennifer Robson's new novel is Moonlight Over Paris. She also has written the novels Somewhere in France and After the War is Over. From the author's Q & A with Deborah Kalb:
Q: Your main character, Helena, was a minor character in your two previous novels. At what point did you decide to write a novel centered on her?Visit Jennifer Robson's website.
A: Early in the process of writing After the War is Over, I started to feel a little bit guilty about Helena. I worried that she was doomed to a life that was unsatisfying as well as unhappy – can you tell that I tend to get pretty wrapped up in the lives of my characters? The only solution, I decided, was to write a book about her and find a better ending for her story along the way.
Q: The novel takes place in Paris in the 1920s. Why did you choose that setting, and how important is setting to you in your writing?
A: Setting is vitally important to me, and I go to a great deal of trouble to enrich my books with details that will bring the past to life as vividly as possible.
As far as Paris in the 1920s is concerned, it simply fit in perfectly with Helena’s journey. I wanted to send her somewhere that would inspire her to spread her wings, and where better than the most beautiful city in the world, and at a time when...[read on]
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