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"Historical fiction at its best." -- Library Journal (starred review)
Gripping, romantic, historically sound, and completely satisfying...I ll be surprised if I read a better historical novel this year. --Historical Novels Review (The Historical Novel Society); "Editor's Choice"
"[B]lazing...Gunning's fluid writing and attention to the larger issues of human nature...really make this move. Good historical fiction offers new perspectives on old stories. This book succeeds handily at the task."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"A wonderful writer...Gunning's attention to historical detail and riveting storytelling make for a compelling and intelligent read. "--The Cape Cod Times on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"Nobody brings the Cape's history alive like Sally Gunning."--Cape Codder on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"[A] colonial page-turner...horrifying, spellbinding."--Publishers Weekly
"Sally Gunning is equally adept at depicting a city on the brink of rebellion, a young woman's coming of age, and the beautiful Cape Cod landscape."--Historical Novels Review on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"The descriptions are vivid; the characters have depth and a little mystery; and the history is accurate, from well-known events to daily living...[a] masterpiece of historical ficition."--The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"Quietly compelling . . . . Gunning paints the ethical, emotional, and financial dilemmas of her refreshingly adult characters in surprisingly lively shades of gray."--Kirkus Reviews
"Heartrending ... Gunning's vibrant portrayal of Lyddie's journey shows that the pursuit of happiness is not for the faint of heart."--Boston Globe
"Readers will be swiftly turning the pages, eagerly cheering for the strong-willed widow."--Booklist
"Historical fiction at its best."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Unlike many historical novelists, Gunning makes the long-ago feel like this very day. Elegantly, she tells bitter truths -- that dignity and grace and even abiding love can flourish where it seems nothing can grow."--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer
"Gunning fills her novel with believable and complex characters . . . best of all she's created an intriguing and admirable witness to history in Jane Clarke. "--BookPage.com on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"Gunning had chosen a turbulent and fascinating period in American history...that suggests interesting philosophical arguments....Jane Clarke [is] a sensitive heroine, insightful enough to tussle with these difficulties."--Washington Post Book World on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"This well-researched and lively novel captures the mood of those turbulent [pre-revolutionary] times."--Library Journal on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE
"Gunning's exquisite use of language and imaginative scene-setting in times past will keep readers riveted . . . Anyone who loves history, storytelling, and Cape Cod will want to settle in for a long weekend of pleasurable escape."--Cape Cod Life on BOUND
"Provocative . . . Gunning infuses the story with suspense and intrigue [and] resists easy generalizations and stereotypes."--Publishers Weekly
"Gripping, romantic, historically sound, and completely satisfying...I'll be surprised if I read a better historical novel this year."--Historical Novels Review (The Historical Novel Society); "Editor's Choice"
"A gifted storyteller . . . has given us a deeply affecting tale of a woman caught between the irresistible currents of her inner truth and the equally powerful strictures of her times."--Anne LeClaire, author of The Law of Bound Hearts and Entering Normal
Readers will be swiftly turning the pages, eagerly cheering for the strong-willed widow. --Booklist"
Quietly compelling . . . . Gunning paints the ethical, emotional, and financial dilemmas of her refreshingly adult characters in surprisingly lively shades of gray. --Kirkus Reviews"
Provocative . . . Gunning infuses the story with suspense and intrigue [and] resists easy generalizations and stereotypes. --Publishers Weekly"
Historical fiction at its best. --Library Journal (starred review)"
Heartrending ... Gunning s vibrant portrayal of Lyddie s journey shows that the pursuit of happiness is not for the faint of heart. --Boston Globe"
Gunning s exquisite use of language and imaginative scene-setting in times past will keep readers riveted . . . Anyone who loves history, storytelling, and Cape Cod will want to settle in for a long weekend of pleasurable escape. --Cape Cod Life on BOUND"
A gifted storyteller . . . has given us a deeply affecting tale of a woman caught between the irresistible currents of her inner truth and the equally powerful strictures of her times. --Anne LeClaire, author of The Law of Bound Hearts and Entering Normal"
[A] colonial page-turner...horrifying, spellbinding. --Publishers Weekly"
Unlike many historical novelists, Gunning makes the long-ago feel like this very day. Elegantly, she tells bitter truths -- that dignity and grace and even abiding love can flourish where it seems nothing can grow. --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer"
The descriptions are vivid; the characters have depth and a little mystery; and the history is accurate, from well-known events to daily living...[a] masterpiece of historical ficition. --The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
[B]lazing...Gunning s fluid writing and attention to the larger issues of human nature...really make this move. Good historical fiction offers new perspectives on old stories. This book succeeds handily at the task. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
This well-researched and lively novel captures the mood of those turbulent [pre-revolutionary] times. --Library Journal on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
Gunning fills her novel with believable and complex characters . . . best of all she s created an intriguing and admirable witness to history in Jane Clarke. --BookPage.com on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
A wonderful writer Gunning s attention to historical detail and riveting storytelling make for a compelling and intelligent read. --The Cape Cod Times on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
Nobody brings the Cape s history alive like Sally Gunning. --Cape Codder on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
Sally Gunning is equally adept at depicting a city on the brink of rebellion, a young woman s coming of age, and the beautiful Cape Cod landscape. --Historical Novels Review on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
Gunning had chosen a turbulent and fascinating period in American history that suggests interesting philosophical arguments .Jane Clarke [is] a sensitive heroine, insightful enough to tussle with these difficulties. --Washington Post Book World on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"

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