"Although this book is "historical fiction", the author has done such an exemplary job of providing a descerning and perceptive insight into Brugels life and times, it almost reads like an autobiograhpy."
"Take one beautiful comedic actress, add the married twelfth Earl of Derby, stir in widowed sculptor Anne Damer (niece of Horace Walpole) and you have the recipe for a realistic look at 18th century life in England."
"FACT: Within the indian culture, children of any union belong to the mother's tribe. For this reason, in the year 1854 a Cheyenne Chief asked President U.S. Grant to send 1,000 white women to marry indian braves. This book is the imaginative work of an author who took that small piece of history and created the "Journals of Mary Dodd"."
"A much more enlightening and all encompasing book about Artemisia Gentileschi than Sue Vreelands the Passion of Artemisia. LaPierre's heroine is wonderfully researched. She lives passionately and wildly and her story is riveting."
"A skilful piece of historical fiction bringing together past and present in a brilliantly conceived story line that addresses the dangers of love and war. The medieval characters are based on real people Sir Guy DeBryan & Sir John Molyns, while the modern day characters address the pros and cons of war in the 21st century."
"An in depth look at the life and customs of rural China in 1926. This tale portrays a group of female silk factory workers who through indomitable determination and strength create an alliance that leads to the first strike their village has ever encountered. A first look at feminism in the 20th century."
"A must read for all lovers of historical romantic fiction. The 1600's are perfectly captured through the eyes of a successful social-climber. Sort of a Margaret Mitchell and Kathleen Woodiwis on steroids."
"Accidently discovered this book at a library book sale. This story is fantastic and you will be enthralled by the stories of both the 20th century New York grad student who is researching Hales as well as Hals as you discover the interesting similarities of both lives.""
"Although the trials and tribulations of Rosalina Pasquetti are at the heart of this story, it is the supporting characters in this chronicle who provide the flesh and blood to make this book exceptional instead of just a run of the mill love story."
"Alex Tamayo-Wolf is a true artist with words. His descriptive prose paints a wondrous word picture of the beautiful vistas of Austria, its opulence and grandeur as well as the poverty, disease and filth that were all part and parcel of era in which the story is set."
"Alan Brennert does it again. First he gave us the beautiful Molokai and now he takes his readers on another vivid exploration of Hawaii in the early 20th century. A captivating tale not to be missed."
"As the movie critic Roger Ebert once observed, "What matters in a movie (or a book)is HOW it's about WHAT it's about" and THE KITCHEN HOUSE under the talented hand of Ms. Grissom shows us HOW to make the familiar feel fresh."
"For those who love well written and lyrical novels built around historical events, Thomas Steinbecks IN THE SHADOW OF THE CYPRESS will provide several hours of reading pleasure as well as a captivating and informative history lesson."