Carolyn, on the balcony...

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What is it like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world?

Hermione knows....Her mother is Helen of Troy, the famed beauty of Greek myth. Helen is not only beautiful but impulsive, and when she falls in love with charming Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, abandoning her distraught daughter. Determined to reclaim their enchanting queen, the Greek army sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in one of the thousand ships in the fleet and witnesses the start of the legendary Trojan War.

In the rough Greek encampment outside the walls of Troy, Hermione's life is far from that of a pampered princess. She desperately wishes for the gods to intervene and end the brutal war--and to bring her love. Will she end up with the handsome Orestes, or with the formidable Pyrrhus, son of Achilles? And will she ever forgive her mother for bringing such chaos to her life and the lives of so many others?

From a 16-year-old reviewer, Olivia: "This is a story of deception, love, lust, and death. Filled with imperfect gods and shady characters, it was a well written novel and an interesting plot."

And this from BooksForKidsBlog: "Meyer, the queen of queen fiction, has a talent for telling a compelling personal love story, while taking the reader deeply into early Hellenic history in which the story is set."

Just call me Queen Carolyn.....

Remember ANASTASIA: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia 1914? She's back with a brand new look in paperback.

First published in 2000, part of the popular Royal Diaries series

Fiction for Young Adults

YA Historical Fiction
What's it like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world? When Helen of Troy elopes with Paris, her daughter, Hermione, stows away on a Greek ship in search of her mother, hoping to bring her home--and perhaps to find a love of her own.
The future queen of England lives a life of privilege, but privilege comes with a steep price of isolation and loneliness--until she meets Albert.
She leaves Scotland as a child, is sent to France to marry the future king, returns to Scotland as a young woman to rule; a wild queen in a wild country.
First published in 1992, my first historical novel, has been reissued with a new cover.
Cleopatra has been chosen to be the next queen of Egypt, but she faces ruthless competition from her sisters. (Watch a video of Carolyn on this page)
The dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. Young Royals series
Who would not fall in love with--or at least have a mad crush on--young Will!
Marie van Goethen was a dancer in 19th century Paris and modeled for Degas's famous sculpture.
A fictionalized account of the early life of Charles Darwin, narrated by Charley himself.
Mozart's talented sister, Nannerl, struggles to achieve life she deserves--in music as well as in love.
Contemporary YA
Four characters, four big issues, four compelling stories: BECAUSE OF LISSA; THE PROBLEM WITH SIDNEY; GILLIAN'S CHOICE; THE TWO FACES OF ADAM

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