Nunn’s U.S. debut is an engaging, dual-period narrative that unravels slowly ... The romance is unexpected yet authentic, and the ending highlights the enduring power of love and forgiveness. Ideal for readers of Lucinda Riley and Sarah Jio.
Vivid descriptions highlight intertwining plot lines that seamlessly build to a satisfying climax. For fans of the author’s other works (The Botanist’s Daughter) and fiction by authors such as Lauren Willig and Kate Morton.
... beautifully written but uneven ... While Nunn’s descriptions of Esther and Richard’s emotional bond are heavy-handed and a late plot twist is predictable, the bond between Esther and Eve is natural and affecting. This drawn-out love story misses the mark.