"A great debut...a good introduction to the fascinationg lives of this incredible family."
-- The Historical Novel Review
"Historical fiction about British royalty, set in the twelfth century no less, is unusual, and for that reason alone, this first novel is a solid choice…the settings are vividly imagined, and readers will champion Joan in her search for love." --Booklist
"...an impressive first effort and an interesting story." --Kirkus Review