A "Redbook "Magazine Book Club Pick "A first novel that is fresh, playful, intelligent, and consistently entertaining." --"Boston Globe" "Wickedly funny." --"Christian Science Monitor" "It's never anything short of lovely to find a new writer like Vandever: funny, witty, smart, thoughtful." --"Buffalo News" "Clever. . . . A zippy romp in which Vandever skillfully parodies both academia and Hollywood. . . .Witty and artful." --"New York Times Book Review"
"As to intense passion, I am convinced that it is no desirable feeling" - Charlotte Bronte, 1840. Shy young scholar Sara Frost's unsuccessful search for the lost love letters of Charlotte Bronte hasn't won her any favours at her university, particularly now the glamorous new Head of Princess Diana Studies has introduced her media-savvy exploits to the staid halls of academia. But, it's not until Sara's fiance suddenly leaves her that she begins to question her life's vocation. How can she reconcile the mythology of romance with the harsh reality of modern love? As she tentatively re-enters the dating scene, Sara is to discover that the life and writings of Charlotte Bronte have more to teach her than she could ever have guessed about the perils and pitfalls of the 21st-century relationship game.