|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
BARBARA WOOD is the international bestselling author of twenty-five acclaimed novels, including New York Times bestseller Domina. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages. Barbara lives in California.
What People are Saying About This
"Intriguing." —Sunday Express
"A master storyteller. She never fails to leave the reader enthralled." —Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means
“An accomplished storyteller.” —John Jakes, New York Times bestselling author
“Wood shows herself a wizard at juggling action and romance, maintaining the momentum and sparkle of both.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wood makes her fiction come alive with authentic detailing and highly memorable characters.” —Booklist
“Barbara Wood is an entertainer.” —Washington Post Book World
“Wood crafts vivid sketches of women who triumph over destiny.” —Publishers Weekly
“Entertainment fiction at its best.” —Booklist
“Wood creates genuine, engaging characters whose stories are fascinating.” —Library Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i was at the bookstore looking for a nice cozy book,and by chance i happened on this book as the shop was closing and i had to make up my mind fast. i picked it off the shelf and finished it in 1 day. i couldn't leave the book , my eyes were glued to it, the characters are fresh and the heroine a star.this is by all means a masterpiece.
I have enjoyed all of Barbara Wood's novels that I have read, and was looking forward to this 'new' one. Unfortunately, it is actually a very old novel (1978) simply reissued, which would not be a problem except that, clearly, Ms. Wood was only learning her craft at the time she wrote this. The only reason I even completed reading this novel (and the fact that I did complete it is the only reason I didn't give it only 1 star) is that I was on an airplane with nothing to do except worry. The characters are wooden, the workings of the narrator's mind are so forced and artificial it is like Ms. Wood is trying to hit us over the head to get us to see how different things were then, and the plot is so transparent... Stick with Ms. Wood's later very enjoyable works, and skip this writing exercise!