Kate Furnivall

Sweeping romance. Sumptuous settings. Unforgettable adventure.

Praise for Kate Furnivall

‘Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric’
Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre and The Winter Ghosts

‘For fans of historical, epic fiction, it doesn’t get much better than this’
The Bookseller

‘Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written …will capture the reader to the last’

‘Truly captivating’


‘Perfect escapist reading’
Marie Claire

‘Full of rich history, heart-stopping romance and delicious dangers, sweeping, sumptuous epic’
Lancashire Evening Post

‘Gripping, elegant, and fierce’
Library Journal

‘This highly accomplished, sweeping epic is a perfect winter read … Escapism at its best, this novel brilliantly captures the sights, sounds and atmosphere of early 20th-century Russian and China.’

‘An achingly beautiful epic.’
New Woman

‘A rollicking good read, with a fast-moving plot and oodles of colourful characters and evocative locations. The best thing about it, however, is Lydia … a heroine one hopes to meet for more adventures in the future.’
The Daily Telegraph

‘A novel that is breathtakingly good.’
Marie Claire

‘This is my pick of the month. An epic romantic adventure, relentlessly paced with a fabulous cast of characters. Wonderfully atmospheric.’
The Bookseller

‘Furnivall vividly evokes Lydia’s character and personal struggles against a backdrop of depravity and corruption.’
Publishers Weekly

‘Editors Choice : This stunning novel bring the atmosphere of 1920s China vividly to life. Furnivall draws an excellent portrait of this distant time and place.’
Historical Novels Review

‘It’s Dr Zhivago meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in this intense and readable novel … packed with international intrigue and domestic betrayal.’
Desert Living

‘Fascinating historical events. The strong characters, a wonderful heroine and a colourful backdrop will intrigue.’
RT Bookreviews

‘An admirable work of historical fiction … compellingly transports us back to 1928 and northern China.’
Minneapolis Star Tribune

‘Furnivall’s characters are engaging and her pacing quick … in this entertaining story.’
Library Journal

‘The excitement rarely falters from start to finish … a splendid read.’
Herald Express

‘Atmospheric and gripping.’
Sainsbury’s Magazine

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