- The characters were well-rounded and dynamic, the storyline engaging and intricate, and the descriptions clear and vivid. Almost everything I could want for in a great book. Carla Biggins, Indie Book Reviewer, in Goodreads
- A stunning piece of literary brilliance! I loved the near-magical way that E. Journey strung sentences together that evoked such vivid imagery simply with words." Anabella Johnson, Indie Book Reviewer, in Goodreads
- The narrative was tight and strong, and the plots were well thought out and artfully woven together. I am a stickler for grammar and punctuation, and was pleased at the level of editing found here that is rare to find in many Indie published books. Darla Ortiz, Indie Book Reviewer, in Goodreads
- I wanted to stay forever lost in the pages of this story, never to leave. I love the way E. Journey writes, the words seemed to almost put me in a trance at times! Jhanni Parker, Indie Book Reviewer, in Goodreads
- I was drawn into the rich and atmospheric world E. Journey described, and was instantly brought to another time and place and felt an immediate connection with the characters of Margaret and John. This is a deep and complex read, and one that cannot be rushed. Sophia Flynt, Indie Book Reviewer, in Goodreads
From the Author
Bohemian. You've heard that word before. You may even know someonewho's been called a Bohemian. Usually that someone is ratherunconventional and carefree. Quite likely, she's also an artist ormaybe, a writer.
A place called Bohemia does exist. It is a region in the Czech Republic, but that is not where the concept of a Bohemian--as the term is generally used--originated. In fact, if you were to associate a place with being Bohemian, it is Paris you are more likely to think about. There is a very good reason for that.
The mid-1800s was an exciting period for artists and writers and my romantic illusions of it prodded me, partly, to write Margaret of the North. At that time, the image of a Bohemian Paris was taking shape, nurtured by a poor, not-too-gifted artist,Henry Murger. In a collection of short stories he wrote about his life and that of his friends, Murger depicted the artist as a Bohemian. Scènes de la Vie Bohème was later made into a play, produced in 1849 and, as a result of its popularity, published as a book in 1851.
The book was later made into two operas, one of them the popular La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.