* “At equal turns humorous and heartbreaking. . . . A must-have first purchase.”–School Library Journal, starred review
* “Waller’s intriguingly sympathetic characters, effortless and effective blend of history and romance, passion for her subject, and swift-paced plot make her a new YA voice to watch.”–Booklist, starred review
“[A] compelling coming-of-age tale that’s as good as any British period drama. . . . The Edwardian world here is so immersive and Vicky so likable that readers will want to put on the kettle on and settle in for a lovely read.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An enjoyable historical romp.”–Kirkus Reviews
Nominated for the American Library Association’s 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List.
Nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults List.
Selected for Booklist‘s Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth.
Seclected for Booklist‘s Top Ten Romance Fiction for Youth. “This historical romance, set in 1909 London, has all the elements dear to readers of the genre, especially forbidden love, but the feminist tone and art-history focus add an edge.”
Selected for Booklist‘s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. “Waller’s intriguing characters and effortless blend of history and romance make her a new YA voice to watch.”
* “This book is outstanding historical fiction. Readers will become immersed in the story and admire Vicky’s commitment and risk-taking.”–Library Media Connections, starred review