• "An engaging, calamity-filled romance rich with Aiken's shrewd reading of Austen's people and an appreciative sense of fun."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Others may try, but nobody comes close to Aiken in writing sequels to Jane Austen"

    Publisher's Weekly
  • "Joan Aiken recreates Jane Austen's characters and her unmistakable sound with the assurance of a writer who has found a voice she loves"

    Fantastic Fiction