My Splendid Concubine

"My Splendid Concubine" (MSC) and "Our Hart" combined as one novel.

All Reviews and Awards for both novels.

2008

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January

iUniverse (1st edition, December 2007)

Awarded by Publisher:

Publishers Choice
(1% of books published by iUniverse received this award in 2007)

iUniverse teamed up with Barnes & Noble to offer the Publisher's Choice designation. Publisher's Choice rewards authors whose books met key editorial and industry retail standards with the opportunity to have their titles placed in a local Barnes & Noble store for eight weeks or longer.

Editors Choice
(4% of books published by iUniverse received this award in 2007). To receive the Editor's Choice designation, the book must meet high editorial standards.

Readers Choice
To qualify for this designation, a book must sell 250 copies and 50% must have been sold through retail channels.

 

February

March

5 of 5 stars on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
March 31
D. Salerni|
*
126 reviews on Amazon with 577 helpful votes."

April

Lofthouse weaves amazingly vivid details into Robert Hartís immersing process....

Lofthouse has a keen eye for striking details, with My Splendid Concubine a bold, panoramic and highly readable page turner.
Foreignercn.com of MSC's 1st edition

May

4 of 5 stars on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
May 8
Michael S. Katz
8 reviews with 20 helpful votes


5 of 5 stars on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
May 8
Midwest Book Review
*61,996 reviews with 200,563 helpful votes


"a stunning work that enmeshes imperialism, modernity, miscegenation and plain old desire in a sweaty matrix of destruction and painful birth."
May 8 on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
City Weekend Magazine


"those who are interested in unconventional romances with an out-of-the-ordinary setting will find plenty to enjoy."
Historical Novel Society of MSC's 1st edition


"a novel that tells an intriguing and amazing tale of a manís life that is objective and yet compelling
AllBooks Review of MSC 1st edition


East Bay Express of MSC's 1st edition

 

June

5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
June 3
John Helman "All Books Review"
*34  reviews with 40 helpful votes


"I thought Sir Robert Hartís story was a beautiful one of romance for both his concubines as well as the country of China."
June 4
Cheryl's Book Nook of MSC's 1st edition


5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 1st edtition
 June 18
J. Barnes
*1 review with 2 helpful votes


"These are the kind of historical fiction books that are a real gem.Ö author Lofthouse eloquently weaves together historical facts into the lives and emotions of his characters..."
June 28
New Great Books of MSC's 1st edition

July

5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
July 6
Thomas Carter
*11 reviews with 77 helpful votes


5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 1st edition
July 31
Steven A. Knutson
* 7 reviews with 5 helpful votes


"I'm happy to recommend this book to all readers of all ages without hesitation."
Litarena, London, England of MSC's 1st edition

August

5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 1st edtition
Aug. 16
Cheryl Koch (Top 1000 Reviewer)
 *988 reviews with 1,700 helpful votes

September

October

 

November

"a rich cast of characters against the exotic and fascinating backdrop of nineteenth century China ... a stunning debut for this historical novelist."
Nov. 19

POD Book Reviews & More

December

"Lofthouse did an amazing job with My Splendid Concubine. I thought Sir Robert Hartís story was a beautiful one of romance for both his concubines as well as the country of China."
Dec. 8
Fallen Angel Reviews of MSC's 1st edition


2008 London Book Festival

Honorable Mention in Fiction of MSC's 1st edition
Dec. 10


I found it hard to believe that this was the first book by this author. It was evident that there was much research and hard work put into it. I look forward to reading his next book.
Dec. 16
The Book Czar on MSC's 1st edition

 

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