Live Stream: Sarah C. Patten presents The Measure of Gold

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No magic is more powerful than the spell of love. And no enchantment can be more dangerous.
It is the fall of 1940 and Germany has just invaded France. Across the ocean, in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Penelope receives an urgent letter from her childhood friend, Naomie, urging her to Paris. Bereft from the loss of her widowed father, Penelope leaves her life and reunites with her lost friend. There, she meets Naomie’s brother, the brilliant, mad alchemist Fulcanelli and his mysterious apprentice Lucien.
As Penelope falls headlong into the esoteric world of alchemy and espionage, she is assigned to spy on the clients of a powerful French brothel. She listens, learns, and dances to seduce one of the most infamous murderers of World War II in a desperate calculation to save Lucien. Through the devastating magic of life, Penelope learns that alchemy has far more to do with the person than the element.
An epic story of betrayal and courage, The Measure of Gold showcases the heroine’s journey during wartime and serves as a powerful reminder of what’s needed for us to transform from stone to pure gold.

Sarah C. Patten was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended Cornell University where she earned her BA in English. Her focus at that time was primarily poetry. She completed her MALS in Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, where she completed her thesis, a collection of short stories entitled The Laying on of Hands.  She spent almost fifteen years working as an English teacher then Head of School at Hanger Hall before leaving those positions to pursue writing full-time. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband Rustan Adcock and their three children.

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ISBN: 9781735808208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ashland Press LLC - March 2nd, 2021

SKU: x672389