RaveRichmond Times-DispatchBeanland forges deftly described characters ... Beanland... conducted prodigious research, which results in a narrative brimming with immediacy and authenticity ... Her fine-tuned prose, her profound intellect and her benevolent humanity combine to shine in this absorbing novel.
Rita Mae Brown
RaveThe Free Lance-StarWith deep and broad knowledge of the sport, the area and the people and animals who inhabit it, [Brown] infuses Homeward Hound—and the entire series—with unmatched authenticity, Southern charm, beloved characters and engaging storylines. Take time to go to ground with this holiday treat [.]
RaveThe Richmond Times-DispatchEach character is fashioned with care, and Maisie — whose history Winspear has revealed in this book’s predecessors — grows even more richly developed with each installment. A woman acquainted with sorrow but one who has emerged from its debilitating darkness, she possesses presence, rectitude and bravery that reflect the glory of her creator’s decency and grace. A novel that appeals equally to the intellect and the emotions, To Die but Once advances Maisie’s engaging story and reaffirms Winspear’s eminence in her field.
RaveThe Richmond Times-DispatchThe Punishment She Deserves contains all the trademarks that have made George a grandee of the genre: an intricate and thoughtful plot (this one includes various forms of addiction and numerous examples of misguided parenting), a multiplicity of carefully conceived and richly executed characters and the continuing evolution of Lynley’s and Havers’ personas. No George novel — and especially not this effort — is one through which the reader should sprint. Instead, take time to reflect on the issues George raises — and to savor her genius.