The Woman Before Wallis and The Last Grand Duchess are making waves! Check out the buzz below
The Last Grand Duchess in the news
Bookclubbish, Behind The Book: The Last Grand Duchess
The Gloss Book Club, An Interview with Bryn Turnbull
Historical Novel Society, Giving Voices to the Silent
Booklist Starred Review: "The Last Grand Duchess depicts a real family, with all their eccentricities and dynamics, while weaving in key details of the real Romanovs... both inspired and truthful."
Publishers Weekly: "Turnbull again successfully humanizes a family of powerful historical figures... with a gift at making Olga's situation painfully tangible. This amply justifies taking another look at the lives of the condemned royals."
Library Journal: "Turnbull pries off the veneer that masked Olga as a blue-blooded victim of the Bolshevik Revolution; instead, she gives Olga a three-dimensional personhood with a verve that evokes Scarlett O'Hara... an entrancing tribute."
Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice: "I loved this novel, chiefly because of its deft characterizations... Even the most flawed characters have their redeeming points: there's not a cardboard villain to be found. Superbly written and researched, this is a novel I will be reading again."
Podcasts, Radio & Interviews
02.11.2022 Deborah Kalb
03.03.2022 Erin Branscom, My Level 10 Life
02.25.2022 New Books Network
03.21.2022 Book and Author Society
04.12.2022 Taking 5 with Kerri Maher
04.03.2022 Coburg Public Library
The Woman Before Wallis in the news
Zoomer Magazine, The Other Woman
Historical Novel Society, King Edward's Devotion to Thelma Furness
CBC Royal Fascinator, Royal Fact and Fiction — How Do You Draw The Line?
Literary Review of Canada, The Royal Treatment: The Genesis of a Debut
Booklist: "Fans of Netflix’s The Crown will delight in this well-researched tale of high society scandal involving a little-known woman whose story is begging to be heard."
Bookreporter.com: "This sweeping, stellar tale will delight all kinds of readers, but especially those who enjoy learning about people lost to the passage of time."
Historical Novel Society: "I recommend this juicy read about the scandals and lives of the rich, famous, and royal."
Quill & Quire: "The Woman before Wallis marks a promising new voice in historical fiction."
The Girly Book Club: "This is Turnbull’s debut novel, and I’d recommend it to fans of past GBC authors Kelly Rimmer and Taylor Jenkins Reid, blending the appeal of a beach read with rich historical fiction."
Podcasts, Radio & Interviews
07.13.2020 Red Carpet Crash
08.06.2020 CBC Metro Morning: Want a Scandal? Try This Book
08.10.2020 Thoughts from a Page Podcast
08.26.2020 New Books Network
08.27.2020 Author Stories Podcast
09.03.2020 Word Weaver Podcast
04.10.2021 Cobourg Public Library
05.27.2021 County Reads Authors Festival