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Wicked Company Paperback – October 1, 2010
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
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From Publishers Weekly
In her second novel, Ware ( Island of the Swans ) again proves she can intertwine fact and fiction to create an entertaining and harmonious whole. Sophie McGann wants to earn her fortune as a playwright, but London's theater world in the mid-18th century is not a propitious place for women writers. First among those thwarting Sophie's ambitions is Peter Lindsay-Hoyt, a duplicitous and dissolute gentleman who hopes, by becoming her husband, to steal the credit and profits her writing brings. Further, she must either accommodate or evade Edward Capell, the eccentric censor of plays, who tends to dislike those by women. Sophie acquires a mentor in David Garrick, actor and manager of the Drury Lane Theatre, but her career is as tumultuous as her personal life: although married to Peter, Sophie loves actor Hunter Robertson, a romantic hero whose shortcomings are as realistically and winningly drawn as his charms. Ware tantalizingly tosses obstacles in the path of true love until the very end, while also offering a fascinating portrayal of London's theatrical milieu, with characters such as Capell, Garrick and Frances Sheridan--mother of Richard Brinsley and a playwright herself--convincingly drawn from history.
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"An enjoyable read for fans of historical entertainment." - Night Owl Romance
"The author does a wonderful job at keeping a nice pace to the story and gives us a realistic look at what Great Britain might have been during the 1700's." - Yankee Romance Reviewers
"A thick historical novel set in the 18th century with a wickedly strong heroine and with a great view of the gritty world of the theatre." - Readin and Dreamin
"Author Ciji Ware weaves a tale of intrigue and passion filled with secrets, betrayal, and danger all set against a theatrical background. While some of the characters are fiction, the author also intertwines historical characters along the way adding to the story." - Thoughts in Progress
"Fascinating... The author has a knack for engrossing the reader in the details. " - Debbie's Book Bag
"Ciji has a great talent for creating awesome and unforgettable characters. " - Passages to the Past
"The characters are enchanting, determined, real life, strong, independent and will sweep you off your feet... A wonderful story. A keeper." - My Book Addiction and More
"The novel is rich in fascinating historical detail." - Backseat Writer
"[An] epic feel and intricate historical detail, but with an admirable protagonist." - HistoricalFiction.net
"Ms. Ware's writing style is such that you find yourself drawn into the time period. " - Broken Teepee
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