The Historical Novel Society’s review of my novel Béjart’s Caravan says that the “ribald adventures never fail to entertain.” Set in 17th Century France, the man named Béjart holds together a troupe of troublemakers and actors.
Here’s an excerpt of the HNS review.
…Character-focused, the tale follows the troupe through their adventures with peasants, nobles, religious fanatics, and the dreaded plague, always in the shadow of the great French writer, actor, and poet Molière…Indeed, the Augusto Troupe displays “few virtues and many vices.”
Stanard wields the deft pen of an experienced novelist as she relays this earthy, delightfully period-appropriate tale. It’s filled with vivid detail that makes France and its people come to life, and readers can rest assured that their money is well-spent on this rousing tale of ambition, art, and the foibles of human beings.
The complete review can be found at: