"Allende has created a masterpiece of historical fiction that is passionate, adventurous and brilliantly insightful. And right up to the end, it's suspenseful and surprising. This one's a gem."
— Denver Post
"Allende expands her geographical boundaries in this sprawling, engrossing historical novel flavored by four cultures..."
— Kirkus Reviews Review
"A passionate storyteller... Her writing is lyrical, mystical, ribald, funny." — Miami Herald
"Like a slow, seductive lover, Allende teases, tempts and titillates with mesmerizing stories."
— Washington Post
— New York Times Book Review
"A Magician with words."
— Publishers Weekly