Anne Rouen is a multi-award winning historical fiction author whose writing is inspired by the opulent operatic era of 19th century France. This passion was ignited from delving into her own French heritage, and a lifelong love of historical fiction writing of a similar ilk to Georgette Heyer. And so, inspiration for Master of Illusion and its ongoing series was born.
Anne Rouen is the alter ego of Lynn Newberry: a country woman from the New South Wales New England region of Australia, who breeds Brangus cattle by day and is a dedicated, passionate horsewoman.
The lady behind Anne Rouen has completed a specialist teaching degree in the Rural Sciences department of the University of New England, and has spent most of her life involved in the agricultural industry—twenty of them as an educator.
Throughout her career, Lynn has escaped the everyday demands of work through the hand of Anne Rouen. Master of Illusion—Book One was her first published novel and was the Silver Medal winner in the Global Ebook Awards (2014) for Historical Literary Fiction. Her third novel, Angel of Song, won the Bronze Medal for Modern Historical Literature Fiction in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards.
Lynn has also seen success with her short story writing, achieving a Highly Commended in the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards (2011) for ‘The Scent of a Criminal’.
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Angel of Song (Master of Illusion Book Three)
by Anne Rouen
From award-winning author Anne Rouen comes the third novel in the Master of Illusion series. Angel of Song is a historical romance set in France during the Great War. In the hell of trenches, the Allied soldiers sacrifice their lives to hold their posts against insurmountable odds. Looking for inspiration, the French believe they've found a secret weapon from an unlikely source, the Angel of Song
Master of Illusion Book Two
by Anne Rouen
It is Paris,1892, at the Opéra Magique. We follow Angel and Elise as their lives ensue in an entanglement of secrets, subterfuge, tragedy and love through which they battle their fated hand. Though the skeletons of the past continue to haunt, the veil concealing the truth about life and love begins to fall. Are they any closer to knowing love's true fulfilment? And will they live to tell the tale?
Master of Illusion Book One
by Anne Rouen
Set in the operatic era of 19th century France, Master of Illusion follows the lives of childhood comrades, Angel and Elise, as they run hand in hand from a past of treachery, heartache and crippling abuse. Under the mask of exceptional talent and in the name of justice, they each grapple with their own damaged version of love and loyalty, while fiercely protecting their terrible secrets ...
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