"Captivating . . . a riveting story."-Good Housekeeping
"Ambitious. Sultan's sensibility is consistently contemporary, a wise choice given Keller's distinctly modern views. An advocate for women's rights, an unapologetic socialist and fierce opponent to World War I, Keller exposed and challenged oppression and prejudice in all its myriad forms. Her voice in this novel is evocative of any current celebrity's. She feels imprisoned by her reputation and her fans' expectations of her, weary of being the meal ticket for her family, and harassed by the press. As much as she loves and needs Annie, she also chafes at their interdependence. And above all, she is unashamed of her own sexuality, eager to express it, and resentful of her mother and sister's determination to keep her pure and caged within the confines of propriety. . . . Sultan does a fine job of demonstrating how Keller navigates the world with just three senses."-Boston Globe
"Going well beyond Keller's Miracle Worker days . . . Sultan convincingly imagines that this much-admired if oversimplified icon wanted nothing more than to be treated like a woman.Patty Wetli, Booklist
"With empathy, imagination, and vivid sensory detail, Rosie Sultan's Helen Keller in Love gives voice-and scent and touch-to an iconic American heroine during a little known chapter in her life."
Jane Mendelsohn, author of I Was Amelia Earhart
"In this richly imagined and moving novel, Rosie Sultan brings alive the history of Helen Keller-the brilliant miraculous creature who stole the heart and sympathy of the world-while also exploring how she must have felt as a woman: the loneliness, longing,and great vulnerability.-The result is a vivid, sensuous portrait full of sound and vision."
Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes
"Helen Keller-in Love is involving, passionate, and deeply felt. It tells-this little-known, remarkable story with a loving heart, beautiful language, and great commitment to its heroine. Helen Keller was a woman with blood in her veins-this book makes you feel it."
Martha Southgate, author of The Taste of Salt
"Eye-opening and thoroughly involving . . . This well-written novel will appeal to those who enjoy women's fiction as well as readers of historical and biographical fiction. A thoroughly enjoyable read that should entice many to seek out one of the biographies Sultan recommends in an afterword."-Library Journal
"Debut novelist Rosie Sultan's-Helen Keller in Lovespins a tale of forbidden love, invoking scents, textures and tastes on every page to show how Helen ‘saw' the world. She grounds the story in well-known incidents from Helen's childhood, but draws on later biographies, speeches and letters to show Helen as a woman, intelligent and determined but forced by her handicaps to be dependent on her family and employees. . . . Sultan skillfully expresses Helen's main frustrations: at the public for refusing to take her seriously when she speaks on political issues unrelated to blindness, and at her family and friends for refusing to see her as a grown woman, with a woman's desires.-Helen Keller in Loveholds readers' attention with a fresh depiction of a woman famous for overcoming her physical handicaps, forced to fight for her right to love."-Katie-Noah Gibson, Shelf Awareness