My Splendid Concubine

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

All Reviews and Awards for both novels.

2010

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January

Honorable Mention for "Our Hart" in General Fiction
Jan. 3
2009 London Book Festival


"I feel that Mr. Lofthouse cannot write a bad book. Everything he writes is gold. I anxiously await to see what Mr. Lofthouse writes next." of "Our Hart"
Jan. 6
Cheryl's Book Nook
(365 followers)


Rating 5 - (awesome book)
"It is a truly wonderful book and very descriptive. I could visualize very well while reading this book." of "Our Hart"

Jan. 12
Just Books
(143 followers)


5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
 
Alon Shalev
Jan. 16
* 4 reviews with 7 helpful votes


"I really enjoyed reading this, and I'm discovering an interest in the China of this period and earlier. The characters are three dimensional and 'real'" of "Our Hart"
Jan. 16

All Booked Up
(98 followers)


"the book was quite good" of "Our Hart"
Jan. 22
Royal Reviews
(768 followers)


"This is not just the story of Hartís career but also a deeply tender love story between Robert and Ayaou, his concubine....
"Lofthouse deftly tells the story of a man torn by his love for Ayaou and his western upbringing....
"Both books are excellent reads that I found difficult to put down." of "Our Hart"

Jan. 28
Pudgy Penguin Perusals
(510 followers)

 

February

Honorable Mention for "Our Hart" in General Fiction
Feb. 4, 2010
2009 DIY Book Festival


"I highly recommend both of these books to historical fiction lovers who are interested in Chinese culture." of "Our Hart"
Feb. 10
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
(572 followers)


"A very compelling read."  of "Our Hart"
Feb. 15
Raging Bibliomania

March

"The book was a really quick read for me, and one by which I was completely captivated the whole way through. My favorite aspect of this novel was reading about all the political issues facing China during the 19th century." of "Our Hart"
March 1
Hist-Fic Chick


5 of 5 stars on Amazon of "Our Hart"
March 11
Thomas Carter


4 of 5 stars  on Amazon  of MSC's 2nd edition
March 31
Joan Szechtman
*8 reviews with 40 helpful votes


"I should suggest Our Hart is a book that readers will find intriguing as to be hard to put down."
Fascinating Authors

April

"Our Hart is a unique and entertaining read, recommended."
April 10
Midwest Book Review

May

"Fine and tightly controlled novel." of "Our Hart"
Historical Novel Society


5 of 5 stars for "Our Hart" - Amazon
May 23
A. Greenwald
* 24 reviews with 77 helpful votes

June

4 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
June 4
Linda Cormier
*7 reviews with 3 helpful votes


4 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
June 25
Linda Ballou
*59 reviews with 44 helpful votes

 

July

5 of 5 stars on Amazon of "Our Hart"
"I couldn't put this book down. This
book is a must read."
July 31
hcgolf4fun
*39 reviews with 282 helpful votes

August

5 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
Aug. 19
China Mom
*37 reviews with 51 helpful votes

September

 

October

4 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
Oct. 24
Robyn Bagy
* 1 review with 2 helpful votes

 

November

 

 

December

1 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
A Customer
Dec. 26
* 1 review and 3 helpful votes


1 of 5 stars  on Amazon of MSC's 2nd edition
Nicole Child
Dec. 26

* 2 reviews with 12 helpful votes


Finalist in Fiction & Literature: Historical Fiction for "Our Hart"
The National "Best Books 2010" Awards

 

 

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