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Re-issued in its original full length, this acclaimed and bestselling romantic historical novel by award-winning author Ciji Ware tells the true story of passionate and flamboyant Jane Maxwell,...
Re-issued in its original full length, this acclaimed and bestselling romantic historical novel by award-winning author Ciji Ware tells the true story of passionate and flamboyant Jane Maxwell, the 4th Duchess of Gordon (1749-1812). In love since childhood with Thomas Fraser, when she hears that he's been killed in America, she marries the Duke of Gordon with disastrous results. But Fraser, very much alive, returns to England to claim her love.
In addition to telling a heart-wrenching love story, Island of the Swans also paints a fascinating portrait of a powerful and controversial woman and the tumultuous era in which she lived. Patroness of poet Robert Burns, advisor to King George, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Jane Maxwell was a towering figure in her own time and is an unforgettable heroine.
About the Author
Ciji Ware is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with tremendous media savvy and charisma in addition to being an author of historical fiction novels. She has appeared on the Today show to promote her books, and continues to be highly involved with her own projects in the television and film industries. She lives with her husband in San Francisco.
“Ware gives readers a satisfying historical novel that is hard to put down once started. This story can’t be recommended enough.” - Historical Novels Review...
“Ware gives readers a satisfying historical novel that is hard to put down once started. This story can’t be recommended enough.” - Historical Novels Review
“A fantastic historical novel, rich with the lush scenery of Scotland, the glitter of London and lively, interesting characters. ” - The Tome Traveller’s Weblog
“Meticulously researched and detailed; an engrossing read, highly recommended for history and historical-fiction afficianados.” - Bookfoolery and Babble
“Ciji Ware is a wonderful storyteller. ” - She Read a Book
“An excellent and moving book... Remarkable.” - Muse in the Fog
“Historical fiction at it's finest... Ciji Ware is a master story teller. ” - Libby’s Library News
“I couldn't put it down until every last tear was shed and every last sigh sighed... Ciji Ware certainly knows how to touch hearts.” - Reading Extravaganza
“The combination of meticulous research and Ciji’s seemingly effortless writing make for one unforgettable, un-put-down-able novel! ” - Passages to the Past
“A sweeping historical romance. ” - Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
“A nice sweeping, epic feel.” - Medieval Bookworm
“Sweeping... ” - Apprentice Writer
“I was completely immersed in this story. ” - Jenny Loves to Read
“Island of the Swans is a romantic tale that reminds you love does not always play a fair game with your heart. ” - Smexy Books
“A phenomenal read! ” - Enchanted by Josephine
“Ciji Ware has created a gorgeous tapestry of the time period, woven around the love conflicts of Jane Maxwell Gordon. ” - Booksie’s Blog
“Ciji Ware has written an unforgettable tale that easily brings this Duchess of Gordon to life and into your heart.” - The Burton Review
“An emotionally enveloping story that will tug at your heart with each page turned. Phenomenal storytelling by Ciji Ware. ” - Blog Critics
“A deliciously wonderful novel of fiction and history culminating into a rich historical romance filled with tender affection and wrenching heartache.” - Rundpinne
“With it's intriguing characters, exciting dialogues, and a highly interesting woman at the center of it all, Island of the Swans is a must read. A Reviewer Top Pick!” - Night Owl Romance
“Witty, intelligent and vivacious.” - Books Like Breathing
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 592 pages