• "The pictures are glamourous, romantic and atmospheric . . . but the twists in the story are among the reasons why this book is so satisfying . . . This is a truly happy ending"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Hughes continues to grant our wishes by bringing stories to life with her mastery of text and joy of illustration"

    Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller
  • "Hughes' warm colours capture the magic of the period and the story will captivate readers"

    The Good Book Guide
  • "This stylish book is joyously illustrated . . . The costume designs are original and inspired by the great French couturiers. The delightful, surprising finale will satisfy all romantics"

  • "Shirley Hughes will win the hearts of body-conscious girls with Ella's Big Chance"

    Geraldine Brennan, TES