Praise

“[A] powerful debut. . . . Callaway paints an all too real portrait of the power of love to both create and destroy.… Readers will never see the twists around every corner. Beautifully written and solidly executed, Callaway’s novel will captivate historical and romance fans alike.”

– Library Journal

“The Fifth Avenue Artists Society is an engrossing snapshot of 1890s New York City, where women were expected to cast aside their artistic aspirations in favor of marriage, motherhood, and social obligation. Filled with well-drawn characters and lush historical texture, this tale sweeps you into the midst of writers,artists, and musicians, some of whom wrestle darker muses than others. The era may be long gone, but the passions remain timeless.”

— Jill Morrow, author of Newport

“With the warm glow and heavy drapery of Gilded Age salons as its inviting backdrop, Joy Callaway’s engaging period novel explores the timeless struggles women face in the creative and working world, and the price some are willing to pay to protect all they hold dear.”

— Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl

“’Such an elegant and charming novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more from this talented new writer.”

— Hazel Gaynor, author of A Memory of Violets

“In The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, Callaway channels 19th century New York society to perfection. The cadence of her prose is like a summer breeze, at once warm and invigorating, and the story of family loyalties, loss, and the artist’s world absorbing. Highly recommended!”

— Heather Webb, author of Rodin’s Lover

“In her promising debut novel, Joy Callaway spins an engrossing Gilded Age tale of a determined young woman’s pursuit of her art despite dreams thwarted, love betrayed, and shocking family secrets revealed.”

— Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker