"Varina portrays a prescient, conflicted heroine. . .
Slyly paced . . . When [Frazier] is at full-throttle, incredible
declarations are tossed off as mere jottings."--Atlanta
"One of our very best writers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Varina showcases historical fiction at its finest: emotive and explanatory. It displays Frazier's immense talent and bountiful creativity. And it earns its place among the finest Civil War novels of any era as it chronicles damaged lives and a deservedly lost cause."--Richmond Times-Dispatch