"A stunning novel about a complicated and beguiling young woman . . . [with] moments of almost unbearable yearning, truth, and beauty."
"Veda challenges tradition to find an acceptable life that includes love. . . . Fans of the author's previous books and readers of gothic novels will enjoy Graham's delicious details of high society and star-crossed love."
"The sheer generosity of her invention and her unfailing ability to create believable characters . . . are nothing short of stunning. . . . Graham is always and abundantly a good time."
"A great pleasure . . . a rich dance of a novel with every ingredient of the popular romance: near-death illness, adoring older suitor, wonderful clothes, great romantic love, hope, despair, and disgrace . . . and a happy ending."