EFestival of Words 2013, Best Historical Fiction category: Winner.
Historical Novel Society Conference: Recommended in "Off the Beaten Path" recommendations.
.... I LOVE when a book sucks me in and is so engrossing that I get ticked when I have to put it down. ...made me feel I was being written into the pages of the book - Naomi B (A Book and A Review).
... impressed with Perrat's knowledgeable treatment of the role of women during one of France's most tumultuous times, as well as the complexities of insular village life - Darlene Williams (Darlene Elizabeth Williams Historical Fiction Reviews).
The writing is superb, the sights, sounds and smells of a city in turmoil is brought vividly to life - Josie Barton (Jaffareadstoo).
... a tale to lose oneself in ... persuasively combines fact and fiction ... The peasants' fury, the passion building up to the Bastille storming, are just a few of the vivid illustrations - Andrea Connell (The Queen's Quill Review).
... escapist fun -- Francophiles will want this one and those who enjoy historical fiction that doesn't focus on royals ... I can't wait to see what Perrat does next - Audra (Unabridged Chick).
Liza Perrat brings to life the sights and sounds of 18th century France. Her extensive research shines through, from the superstitions of the villagers to the lives of the sophisticated Parisians - Anne Cater, Top 500 Amazon reviewer (Random Things Through My Letterbox).