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From the PublisherAmanda Quick Fast, clever, exciting. Michele Jaffe is a winner — a terrific new voice.
Jane Feather A racing read...Fascinating and wonderfully refreshing....A great first novel.
Kathe Robin Romantic Times Sumptuous and seductive, lush and romantic, completely captivating....Combines the lush beauty and sensuality of the film Dangerous Beauty with the witty repartee and suspense of a mystery romance by Amanda Quick. Be swept away by the intrigues and passion of Renaissance Venice and immerse yourself in a sumptuous novel by a bright rising star. I can hardly wait for the next book, The Water Nymph.
Library Journal Inventive...Sensual, exciting, and amusing....Richly embellished with details of Renaissance life. Devotees of Amanda Quick and Karen Robards will love it.
Publishers Weekly (starred review) [A] stellar debut novel....A vivid collection of sensuous, dangerous characters. The intricacies of Venetian society, imaginative love scenes, and a memorable cast enliven Jaffe's creative and suspenseful plot.
Teresa Medeiros The Stargazer is an artful and witty blend of history, mystery, and romance. Everything about the book — setting, characters, and dialogue — felt fresh and dynamic to me. Michele Jaffe is definitely an author whose star is on the rise!
Booklist Jaffe makes an impressive debut with this sensual historical romance....[Her] characters are intriguing, and the plot's many twists and turns are wonderfully entertaining.
Kirkus Reviews [A] steamy costume drama.
Harriet Klausner Paintedrock.com The Stargazer is a rousing Renaissance romance that will provide much pleasure to readers....Combines elements from historical mysteries with romance in a delicious mix. The resplendent details bring the era to life....[A] rousing climax.
Amazon.com The Stargazer's mixture of murder mystery, historical romance, and steamy passion certainly has universal appeal....The overall flow and quick pace, not to mention Jaffe's charming characters and a few choice, steamy sections that should make you blush, make for a fine debut from a fresh new voice.