The Half Wives

The developing San Francisco of the 1890s becomes a rich background for these three as they play out their messy, somber, intertwined fates.

New York Times Book Review

Gorgeous details – Rivets the reader’s attention to the last humbling page.

Historical Novel Society

Moving and enthralling…Keeps readers hooked right up to the book’s satisfying conclusion.

Publishers Weekly

Accidents of Providence

Dangerous Liaisons: A 17th century heroine for our times…[A] delightfully seditious heroine…For all its period detail, this debut seems remarkably modern in its depiction of love and politics—proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining, and nothing like homework.

O, The Oprah Magazine

A heart-poundingly vivid, intellectually provocative account. . . A romping good read that is character-driven yet intellectually provocative on issues of law, religion and morality—historical fiction at its best.

Kirkus, STARRED Review

An absorbing tale…the best kind of historical fiction—a combination of love story and murder mystery, with a sprinkling of intriguing historical snippets and wonderful writing.

Library Journal, STARRED Review