Denise Robins is one of the most prolific and best-selling authors of historical fiction of her time. She wrote over 100 novels, many of which were best-sellers. How Great the Price is one of her most famous novels. Published in 1929, it tells the story of a young woman who is torn between the love of two men – one a poor artist, the other a rich man who can give her the life of luxury she has always dreamed of. The novel was very popular in its day and is still considered one of Robins’ best.