"Sumptuous and seductive, lush and romantic, completely captivating....Combines the lush beauty and sensuality of the film Dangerous Beauty with the witty repartee and suspense of a mystery romance by Amanda Quick. Be swept away by the intrigues and passion of Renaissance Venice and immerse yourself in a sumptuous novel by a bright rising star."

---Kathe Robin, Romantic Times*

"Inventive...sensual, exciting and amusing....Richly embellished with details of Renaissance life. Devotees of Amanda Quick and Karen Robards will love it."

--Library Journal

"[A] stellar debut novel....A vivid collection of sensuous, dangerous characters. The intricacies of Venetian society, imaginative love scenes, and a memorable cast enliven Jaffe's creative and suspenseful plot."

--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"A racing read...fascinating and wonderfully refreshing....A great first novel."

--Jane Feather

"The Stargazer" is an artful and witty blend of history, mystery and romance. Everything about the book--setting, characters, and dialogue--felt fresh and dynamic to me. Michele Jaffe is definitely an author whose star is on the rise!"

--Teresa Medeiors

"Jaffe makes an impressive debut with this sensual historical romance....[Her] characters are intruiging and the plot's many twists and turns are wonderfully entertaining."


"A surefire winner."


An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild

An Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club