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The Paris Deception, The Woman Before Wallis and The Last Grand Duchess are making waves! Check out the buzz below

The Paris Deception in the news

Critical Acclaim

"Turnbull effectively combines fascinating background on winemaking and art restoration and forgery with plenty of wartime suspense and some appealing dollops of romance. This will be a page-turning delight for anyone who loves tale of women in the resistance, especially Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale."

Booklist

"Wholly immersive and impeccably researched, Bryn Turnbull’s tale brings the time vividly to life."

The Toronto Star

"The tale is told with imagination and empathy as friends, husbands, and lovers fall to bullets... The author interweaves many facets to create a sense of impending disaster."

Historical Novel Society

"Fascinating, entertaining, original, deftly crafted with meticulous attention to historical detail...unreservedly recommended."

Midwest Book Review

The Last Grand Duchess in the news

Critical Acclaim

"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." 

Booklist Starred Review:

"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."

Publishers Weekly:

"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."

Library Journal:

"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." 

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The Woman Before Wallis in the news

Features

The Other Woman

Zoomer Magazine

Critical Acclaim

"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."

Booklist  

"This sweeping, stellar tale will delight all kinds of readers, but especially those who enjoy learning about people lost to the passage of time."

Bookreporter.com

"The Woman before Wallis marks a promising new voice in historical fiction."

Quill & Quire

"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."

The Girly Book Club

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