"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."

--Booklist


"A surefire winner."

--Rendezvous



An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild

An Alternate Selection of the Doubleday Book Club