"Sullivan is an experienced historical novelist,
and in this novel she displays a great love of Italy."

-Kirkus Reviews


Two Women.
Two Different Centuries.
One Attic Room.

About the Book

Isabelle has been shipped off from America to Rome to live with her aunt, Princess Brancaccio, and be married off to a European nobleman. But Rome in 1896 is on the cusp of a new century and Isabelle longs for more than a titled husband. Over a century later, Sophie can't believe her good fortune interning in a Roman museum, complete with an attic apartment in the spectacular Palazzo Brancaccio. The idyll is shattered by a disturbing nighttime presence in the deserted hallways of the grand palace - one no one else can sense.

About the Author

I write the women’s fiction stories I love to read, both contemporary and historic tales of women and the rich lives they lead along their journeys of self-discovery. A lifetime admirer and longtime resident of Italy, I’m often guilty of sneaking the bel paese into my stories.



Coming in 2024

Friendship. Love. Loss. New beginnings.
Find it all at The Three Coins Inn.

It's been four years since Emma, Annarita and Tiffany threw their coins in Rome's Trevi Fountain and cemented a friendship that would change their lives, in more ways than one. Emma has departed Rome for the charming Umbrian village of Todi. where she's busy managing the Three Coins Inn, while Annarita and her husband run the hotel's cooking classes. When a new set of hotel guests descend on the idyllic property, eager to recharge and leave their problems far behind, will the inn manage to work its magic on them?

"A searching collection of tales about women's quests for self-realization."

-Kirkus Reviews


Italian Tales of love, betrayal,
longing, desire - and hope


Latest Blog Posts

Preparing Easter at The Three Coins Inn for early reviews

Todi Piazza del Popolo, Umbria, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

So exciting … I am writing my first series! I’ve decided to turn my début novel, Three Coins, into a series. In Easter at The Three Coins Inn, I’ve picked up the story four years after my story left off – to follow my three…

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Escaping the heat in the mountains of Abruzzo

Ovindoli, Abruzzo, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

After a fairly mild spring and summer, the heat has set in in Rome. So I was happy my younger son suggested a weekend escape to our favorite mountain hideaway, and we left for a weeekend in Ovindoli in Italy’s Abruzzo region. It’s an easy…

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New collection of short stories of Daring Women – benefiting a great cause

Feisty Deeds Now Available

On 8 June for Women’s Fiction Day, I joined twenty-two women’s fiction and historical fiction authors to release our new anthology, Feisty Deeds: Historical Fictions of Daring Women. Aside from the excitement of a book launch, this project is even more special to us because…

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