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Rachel Gates


Rachel Gates is a writer, entrepreneur, and life-long Francophile. She spends her time writing historical fiction set in France and England, planning trips to Europe (both real and aspirational), and curating vintage fashion. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, two boys, and Murphy the big red dog. You can find her online at:

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A Brilliant Convergence

Historical Romance


“I love you the more, in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake, and for nothing else.”

This quote by John Keats nicely reflects some of the main characters’ struggles in A Brilliant Convergence. Set against the introduction of the Fresnel lens is a mystery involving shipwrecks and smugglers in 1825, and era that has much in common with our own society right now. It was a time of great technological advancement and innovation, but also great inequality and instability.

As each of the main characters attempt to live up to other’s expectations or dreams, trying to fit into the role society expects of them, they ultimately, learn they are worthy and valuable just as they are.