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August 11, 2012 - Historic Georgetown House Sparks Novel

What: Book reading and open house

Where: Bullock House, home of Sandra Dallas, author and Robert Atchison, her husband

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $40

Beneficiary: Hotel de Paris Museum, Georgetown, CO

Host(s): Mary Riddle Clark, Debra L. Deforest, Mary Lee Anderson

Honoree(s): The National Society of The Colonial Dames of American in the State of Colorado

Executive Director: Kevin Kuharic

Committee Members: Mary Lee Anderson, Mary Riddle Clark, Constance "Connie" Primus, Mary C. Lanius, Margaret "Peggy" Speckman

Introductions: Mary Riddle Clark

Speaker: Sandra Dallas, novelist and author of 'The Bride's House'

Libations: fruit punch, green tea

Catering: Paul Boat

Attire: nice casual

Special Thanks: Paul Boat

Board of Directors: Mary Riddle Clark, Debra L. Deforest, Mary Lee Anderson, Margaret "Peggy" Speckman , Constance "Connie" Primus, Mary C. Lanius

 Author Sandra Dallas talks to attendees about her book
Author Sandra Dallas talks to attendees about her book


A rare glimpse into history and the thoughts and emotions that were experienced by those who created it was presented Saturday in the beautiful mountain town of Georgetown, CO.

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas invited a lucky group into her home to provide an excerpt from her scintillating tale, The Bride's House.

Based upon her historic Bullock House, built in 1881, and rooms from the Hotel de Paris, Dallas swept attendees back into another era to experience unrequited love and passion in the 19th century. An excerpt from the review of The Bride's House:

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Whiter Than Snow and Prayers for Sale comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House.

It’s 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Bride’s House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn’t go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Bride’s House pregnant---and married to another.

For Pearl, growing up in the Bride’s House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl’s hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride’s House will go for love.

Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride’s House. She’s proud of the women who came before her, but the Bride’s House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a novel rich in storytelling and history, peopled by living, breathing characters that will grab hold of you and not let you go."

To learn more about Ms. Dallas and also the Hotel de Paris Museum, visit



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