The final votes have been tallied and we are thrilled to announce Susanna Kearsley's national book tour for her forthcoming novel, A Desperate Fortune!

Congratulations to the winning locations in the Send Susanna Kearsley to MY Hometown Contest!

Anderson’s Bookshop – Naperville, IL
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore – Scottsdale, AZ
Murder by the Book – Houston, TX
Barrington Books – Barrington, RI
Central Rappahannock Regional Library – Fredericksburg, VA
Evergreen Park Public Library – Evergreen Park, IL
Westerville Public Library – Westerville, OH
St. Charles City-County Library – St. Charles, MO
Daviess County Public Library – Owensboro, KY
High Point Public Library – High Point, NC
Anderson County Library – Anderson, SC

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Firebird (a RITA winner) as well as, The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden (both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards). Other honors include National Readers' Choice Awards, the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, and finaling for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Her popular and critically acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audiobooks. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.

Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing—for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

As Mary’s gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew—about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

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A Desperate Fortune National Book Tour

A Desperate Fortune

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Win Stuff!

All event attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a prize valued over $150. Customers must be present at the event/drawing to be eligible to win.

Grand Prize!
Everyone who voted for a winning bookstore or library in the Send Susanna to My Hometown contest has automatically been entered in a random drawing for a one-of-a-kind reproduction of an important piece of jewelry featured in the book. Susanna will be presenting the grand prize in person at one of her events. Good luck!

Saturday, April 4 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 6 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 3:00 p.m.


Thanks so much to all the booksellers, librarians, and READERS who participated in the contest this year. Your continued support of Susanna and her books is so very appreciated.