Girl in the Afternoon is a suspenseful family drama set against the backdrop of Belle Epoque Paris, the Impressionist movement, and a labyrinth of secrets. The Savarays are at the center of bourgeois Parisian society, supporters of the Impressionist movement, friends of Édouard Manet, and relatively unaffected by the Franco-Prussian war raging beyond their estate–until their beloved adopted son Henri, a burgeoning artist, disappears early one morning, and 18-year-old Aimée Savaray sets out to find him. But Henri doesn’t want to be found…and only one member of the family knows why.
Serena has a background in theater and modeling, and currently lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. She is at work on a second novel with subtle ties to Girl in the Afternoon.