An intriguing tale of two cultures
I was totally seduced by this vivid, complex and enthralling novel
Full of mysteries, fascinating characters and enjoyable humour . . . with excellent characters, an intriguing plot, and a stunning setting . . . you're in for a treat.
A beautifully written, tender book, which rewards patient reading.
I love her writing! I totally loved Grace Williams Says It Loud. The Valentine House is another compulsive, original read told with a delicious wit, while remaining harsh and mysteriously life-affirming. How does she do it?
Henderson's Grace Williams Says It Loud was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and this more than matches it. Gripping and poignant, it is also a passionate love letter to a landscape that has captivated the author
This poetic and nuanced novel expertly reveals the complexity of Mathilde's relationship with the glamorous yet troubled family that has fuelled her feelings of exclusion yet fired her imagination . . . [a work] of illuminating beauty
A lively, complex novel, and Mathilde is a splendid character
The slow unravelling of the secrets is beautifully done with a clever building up of the tension. I was very impressed with the writing - intriguing plotting and yet there are deeper themes of love, identity and different cultures. 5 stars