A heart-stopping tale of love and war during Queen Victoria's reign
In her novel written with great attention to detail and obvious affection for her characters and the time period, Katharine McMahon has penned a deeply affecting piece of historical fiction.
McMahon is a talented writer whose twists will keep you turning pages
Katharine McMahon is a great storyteller
McMahon combines a thriller writer's grip, pace and punch with the true novelist's depth and warmth of feeling
This is the best kind of historical fiction with a searing climax and characters you really believe in
Its themes of medicine, contagious disease and the control of medicine speak to us as we battle with a global pandemic ... But it is not all war and medicine. There is a strong storyline, centred around the relationship between Rosa and Mariella, and the men who complicate their lives ... an enjoyable and thought-provoking read