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The Rose of Washington Square: A Novel of Rose O’Neill, Creator of the Kewpie Doll
by Pat Wahler

Publication Date: January 20, 2023
Evergreen Press

Genre: Historical Fiction



She got down to make her manner in a person’s world, rising from obscurity into one of probably the most well-known girls of her period.

Self-taught artist Rose O’Neill leaves the Midwest for New York in 1893, decided to turn out to be an illustrator in a subject dominated by males. Mindful of her obligation to the impoverished household she left behind, Rose’s obligations require her to yield to the lads who maintain the reins of her profession; in addition to the lads she grows to like.

Yet regardless of each impediment dealing with her, she excels at her craft, finally designing a brand new character, the Kewpie. Her creation explodes right into a phenomenon, however Rose’s disenchantment with the established order fosters new ambitions. She should resolve whether or not to stay throughout the boundaries dictated for her, or threat the whole lot she’s gained to pursue the inventive and private passions that ignite her soul.

With grit and tenacity, Rose O’Neill blazed an unforgettable path in the course of the tumultuous instances of the early twentieth century.

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“Rose O’Neill was a trailblazer of her time, and her life is a testament to the power of perseverance in the face of impossible odds.”
—Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kitchen House

“A classic reinvention of the life of Rose O’Neill, the creator of the iconic Kewpie doll.”
—Nina Romano, award-winning writer of The Secret Language of Women

“From start to finish, this story honors the talent, devotion to family, and the success that was such a huge part of Rose O’Neill’s life.”
—Readers’ Favorite

About the Author

Pat Wahler is a Missouri native and avid reader. She is winner of Western Fictioneers’ Best First Novel of 2018, a Walter Williams Award winner, and the winner of Author Circle Awards 2019 Novel of Excellence in Historical Fiction for I’m Mrs. Jesse James.

Pat has additionally authored a three-book up to date romance series-the Becker Family Novels, and two holiday-themed books; all named Five-Star Readers’ Favorites. A frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, Pat is an avid reader with a particular ardour for historic fiction, girls’s fiction, and tales with coronary heart. She makes her dwelling in Missouri together with her husband and two rescue critters—one feisty Peek-a-poo pup and a tabby cat with lots of angle.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 20
Review at Dive Into a Good Book

Wednesday, February 22
Interview at Passages to the Past

Friday, February 24
Feature at The Caffeinated Bibliophile

Monday, February 27
Excerpt at Books & Benches

Tuesday, February 28
Review at Girl Who Reads
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Wednesday, March 1
Review at Novels Alive
Review at Little But Fierce Book Diary


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