Jul 25, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost Free



Join Door County author Margaret Philbrick as she launches her new novel, House of Honor: The Heist of Caravaggio’s Nativity. Following the reading and audience conversation, a light reception will be offered, including Italian wine and treats. Overflow parking is available at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, just east of Write On.

About the Book:

The Godfather meets The Da Vinci Code with a redemptive twist.” — Taryn Hutchison, award-winning author of A Cold War Trilogy.

At the heart of this gripping tale is Orazio Bordoni, the wayward son of a construction magnate, living a reckless life like that of his artistic hero, Caravaggio. He finds himself befriended by Nicolo Giotto, the devoted son of a powerful Sicilian mafia clan, who wants to uphold the honor of his family. As the dark underbelly of the art world and the Vatican expose their true character, Orazio finds himself in a high stakes game where is loyalty is tested, honor is redefined, and the boundaries between life and art blur. He and Nicolo discover how far they’re willing to push those boundaries, even if it means sacrificing everything. House of Honor is a pivotal story that weaves the threads of art history, the ruthless allure of the mafia, the enigmatic power of the Vatican, and love.

About the Author:

Margaret Ann Philbrick’s first novel, A Minor: A Novel of Love, Music, and Memory, garnered critical praise from Kirkus Reviews. Her Christmas book, Back to the Manger, created with her mother, is now a holiday classic with over ten years of consistent sales. She is the contributing editor of the essay and poetry collection for women, Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives. Her poems and articles have been featured in numerous anthologies and publications. Margaret is a founding member of the Redbud Writers Guild NFP and a member of the Door County Published Author Collective. She lives in Baileys Harbor with her family, which now includes three new grandsons. You can follow her writing at