A Note From the Publisher
LibraryReads nominations due by 11/20.
“Harwood brings us vividly and convincingly into the past, as we see the whirlwind of social changes in early twentieth century England through the lives of two passionate and authentic characters.” - Jessica Brockmole, internationally bestselling author of 'Letters from Skye'
“Clarissa Harwood’s historical novel Impossible Saints vividly portrays the difficulties—familial and societal, physical and emotional—faced a century ago by suffragettes in Great Britain who struggled to gain equal rights for women. It’s a story beautifully told, both absorbing and illuminating.” - Patricia Bracewell, author of 'Shadow on the Crown' and 'The Price of Blood'
“Clarissa Harwood illuminates her characters’ strengths and foibles with keen insight and understanding. Caught in the push-and-pull between time-honored traditions and fresh new sensibilities, they grapple with the compelling questions of what is lost and what is gained by following either path. She captures the spark of wonder that occurs when two people with very different views of the world discover they are more alike than they’d imagined. A thoughtful and intriguing picture of the suffragettes and the society they wished to change.” - Jennifer Delamere, author of 'An Heiress at Heart' and 'The Captain's Daughter'
“Impossible Saints is a tale about passion, putting your life on the line for what you believe in, and sometimes being blindsided by the urge to compromise. This book is so readable the pages practically turn themselves. Make yourself a cup of tea and cancel all your appointments—once you start reading this novel you won't want to stop” - Elizabeth LaBan, author of 'The Restaurant Critic's Wife' and 'Pretty Little World'
“Impossible Saints is the meeting of ferocity and tenderness, a story with brave questions for both heart and head. It unfolds a hundred years in the past, but its roots are unmistakably—aptly—of the moment.” - Alison Atlee, author of 'The Typewriter Girl'