The mark of a good book is the sense of loss you feel when you reach the end. I finished The Chosen Man yesterday and I'm still thinking about the characters today! I hope the author does a sequel. The characters are believable, and the plots wound together faultlessly. I was fascinated to learn more about Tulip Mania and the descriptions of the house and staff at Crimphele in Cornwall were perfect. This book would make a very good film. A first class read. -- Ricky Leach, journalist and reporter for SUR in English, Spain.
Fun and full of energy, black comedy abounds. The slow-burning romance between Ludo the loveable rogue, and Alina, the feisty Spanish girl stranded in a foreign country, adds to the enjoyment. An entertaining read. -- Jean Gill author of Song at Dawn series, winner of the Global ebooks award for best Historical Fiction.
The Chosen Man is an ambitious book which takes 17th century characters - from four different European countries - and successfully weaves their lives into a tapestry of political and religious intrigue and drama. (It) has everything: shipwrecks; kidnap; piracy and romance - all set against the well-researched background of the first economic bubble in history. -- Karen Charlton best-selling author of the Detective Lavender series.