Fans of historical fiction featuring driven and intelligent women need to check out Sarah-Jane Stratford’s upcoming novel Red Letter Days. We’ve got your first look at the novel’s cover!
Red Letter Days is inspired by real-life TV producer Hannah Weinstein who fought McCarthyism in the 1950s by sticking her neck out for blacklisted writers (which, during that time, was pretty gutsy).
The book’s cover takes inspiration both from the 1950s aesthetic as well as its Hollywood and London settings. Honestly, it’s just one of those covers you won’t be able to stop staring at.
But don’t take my word for it…
Feast your eyes on this striking cover for Sarah-Jane Stratford’s ‘Red Letter Days’!
The Red Letter Days cover is stunning, right? From the lettering of the title to the contrast between the Hollywood-esque foreground and the beautiful London scene in the background, there’s so much to take in. It’s hard not to get excited about diving into this story after looking at the cover.
About ‘Red Letter Days’ by Sarah-Jane Stratford
Nineteen-fifties America is bright and full of promise, and Phoebe Adler, a New Yorker brimming with talent and ambition, is forging her way as the rarest of things: a female television writer in Hollywood. But fears of a growing Red Menace cloud the optimism, egged on by the hate-mongering of Senator McCarthy. A blacklist is created to cast out communist sympathizers, smashing careers and ruining lives. When Phoebe finds herself caught in the hysteria’s web, she flees to London.
Though postwar London is struggling and work is precarious, Phoebe finds camaraderie with other Americans living in exile, including the restless and ambitious Hannah Wolfson. Determined to fight the injustices of the Red Scare, Hannah is a successful producer who hires blacklisted writers at great risk to her career and company. Together Phoebe and Hannah successfully fight unfair bias and sexism, but danger still looms in this supposed sanctuary. And when their families and friends—their very lives—are threatened, they will have to make impossible choices.
Red Letter Days by Sarah-Jane Stratford is set to hit shelves on February 25, 2020. You can preorder your copy now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, or Indiebound. Also, don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads “to read” list!