Tea & Talk book signing: Author of “The Bookmark” set to discuss novel at Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley area author Anne Supsic will discuss her latest work, "The Bookmark," and sign copies of the novel at a Tea & Talk event 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Moravian Museum of Bethlehem (66 W. Church Street).
According to Supsic's website, "The Bookmark" is a work of historic fiction and an immersive romantic mystery that illuminates a little-known piece of American history through the lives of two women — separated by the centuries, but alike in their determination to confront the past and find a way forward.
Supsic is a docent at the Moravian Museum in Bethlehem, a self-described Francophile, and a bookmark collector. She says that when she first learned about a possible romantic relationship between the Marquis de Lafayette and a Moravian single sister, she knew she had found the story she was meant to tell.
About the book
After being wounded at the Battle of Brandywine, Lafayette is taken to Bethlehem. He is cared for by a Moravian Single Sister Liesl Boeckel, who has little patience with the arrogant Frenchman and his unwelcome curiosity about her life.
In 2005, when Abbey Prescott inherits her grandmother’s house in Bethlehem, she discovers an 18th-Century bookmark, which may reveal a romance between Liesl and Lafayette. Prescott becomes determined to solve the mystery, however, her quest is complicated by the aftershocks of a failed love affair and a possible romantic entanglement of her own.
"The Bookmark" Tea & Talk
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 W. Church St, Bethlehem
How much: $12 (non-members) and free to HBMS members