Impossible Saints

Impossible Saints

by Clarissa Harwood

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ISBN-13: 9781681776248
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 267,340
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Clarissa Harwood holds a PhD in English Literature with a specialization in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. In addition to being a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Clarissa is a part-time university instructor and full-time grammar nerd who loves to explain the difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. She lives in London, Ontario.

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Impossible Saints 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This story is so true about couples even today, relationships seldom go on a straight line. The journey of any couple has ups and downs.
Kris-Waldherr 7 months ago
I just loved this book so much that it makes me swoony. IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS reminded me in some ways of Adam's Rib, one of my favorite Tracy-Hepburn films, only set in Edwardian England with a priest and a suffragette. While Paul and Lilia's prickly slow-burn romance kept me turning the pages, I especially appreciated IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS' deep world-building. I'd read that Harwood had spent twenty years writing this novel, and it shows—she has a real sense of intimacy with her characters, which can only come from taking the time to develop them fully and understanding the historical context in which they inhabit. Most of all, I was very moved by Harwood's richly detailed portrayal of the early suffragette movement, and reminded anew of the steep sacrifices first wave feminists made to ensure the rights so many of us enjoy today. I'm excited Harwood will be expanding the world she created with her next novel BEAR NO MALICE, which will focus on an important secondary character from IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS. Here's hoping Paul and Lilia will have a cameo in it!