"This lustrous historical romance…captures the spirit of early nineteenth-century Britain through the extraordinary lives of the wives and lovers of its greatest poets."
--Entertainment Weekly (editor's choice, Grade A)
"[One of] the best books of 2005. A remarkable book.... As the title suggest, it's about love and lust, but Passion concerns itself in almost greater measure with those romantic yearnings by which men and women live and for which they are willing to die…. A feast of language, a grab bag of delights.... An exploration of mind and emotion, heart and art."
--The Washington Post Book World
"[A] deeply imagined and gorgeously written novel about the Romantic poets, as seen by the women who loved them…. Morgan brings a fascinating past to brilliant light."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Whether historical or romantic fiction, or a melding of the two, this is a sensational story of money, marriage, and, above all, high-wrought emotion…. A sprightly, intelligent romp."
"The wealth of detail and Morgan's amazing ability to re-create what these women might have thought and felt are worth savoring…. The novel encompasses enough love affairs and tragedy for a dozen bodice-rippers, without ever losing its clear-eyed intelligence…. Passion more than lives up to its title."
--The Christian Science Monitor
"Astonishing historical fiction that vividly reflects the passions associated with an exhilarating new era in literature."
"Passion is a wonderful book---rich, authentic, beautifully written and, yes, passionate…. I have not been better entertained all year."
--Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring