'A rich tapestry of a book . . . Brilliantly researched and cleverly brought to life . . . Wonderful'
'Intense, gripping and intricately plotted'
'Completely engrossed me from the start . . . Incredibly rich and vividly told . . . A wonderful read!'
'A fascinating historical figure vividly captured in a beautifully narrated novel . . . Perfect'
'Carol McGrath excels at sweeping the reader away on an engrossing journey . . . The perfect balance between great storytelling and superb research'
PRAISE FOR CAROL McGRATH:
Carol's empathy and understanding for Isabella's plight - and inner conflict - made the story!'
PRAISE FOR THE STONE ROSE:
From the atmospheric opening to the beautifully satisfying ending, it is a real tour de force of gripping writing, rich historical detail and complex, fascinating characters. Superb!'
'Monumental in scope, precise as a gilded illumination . . . A bold and compelling insight into the passions and ambition behind the brutal power struggles of the Middle Ages'
'A beautifully written novel, steeped in unexpected detail and intrigue . . . A novel that's a definite page-turner'
'An enticing and intriguing tale of a woman who is driven to desperate and ruthless lengths to protect those she loves'
'Springs to vivid life for the reader, through immaculate research, depth of knowledge and imaginative prowess . . . A compulsive read'