The Other Sibling

The most famous families in history often have certain siblings who shine bright and become destined for greatness. Sometimes that leaves important stories untold and forgotten. In honor of To Slip the Bonds of Earth, a radiant new historical mystery series inspired by Katharine Wright (the real sister of the Wright Brothers), here are a few forgotten siblings in history that made a huge impact in their own right.

To Slip the Bonds of Earth by Amanda Flower

While not as famous as her older siblings Wilbur and Orville, the celebrated inventors of flight, Katharine Wright is equally inventive–especially when it comes to solving crimes–in USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s radiant new historical mystery series inspired by the real sister of the Wright Brothers.

Adele, the Forgotten Sister of Fred Astaire by Nicola Cassidy

While you’ve definitely heard of Fred Astaire, you may be surprised to learn he had a sister in show business as well, Adele Astaire. Together, they were an important part of the growth and the face of modern theater and the early movie industry. Adele found dancing first, as the elder sister, but Fred ended up outshining her in fame. This book is a historical fiction based on their real life.  

In Search of Anne Brontë by Nick Holland

You may know three of the most famous Brontë sisters, but Anne was the youngest and an author and poet as well. Anne had a promising career that was overshadowed by her superstar literary sisters and yet some felt her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Brontës, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable. This revealing new biography opens Anne’s most private life to a new audience and shows the true nature of her relationship with her sister Charlotte.

Death and the Sisters by Heather Redmond

Before there was Frankenstein, a young Mary Shelley, her stepsister Jane “Claire” Clairmont, and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley are drawn into a shocking murder investigation in this deliciously captivating new historical mystery revolving around the real-life trio who would later scandalize 19th century England even as they transformed the literary world.