Praise for Curiosity
“Right from its powerful opening, the novel buffets readers with the inescapable momentum of waves against the Dorset cliffs…Thomas delivers: Curiosity is without question the best novel this reader has come across in the past year.”
-Quill & Quire
“Thomas handles beautifully the class-afflicted nuances of a doomed love story…”
“What Thomas manages to create is rich to the point of decadence. She practically burrows into the characters. Hers is magnificent prose that appeals to all the senses without grandiloquence.”
"Thomas has proven she is not a one-book wonder. Reading Curiosity is like riding a time machine back to early 19th-century England...Lush prose, compelling narrative and vivid characters...one of the best books of the spring publishing season."
"...a beautifully wrought, but non-divinely inspired, work of literary art."
-Winnipeg Free Press
"Thomas has written a timeless story, and an unforgettable one."
"Mary Anning as portrayed by Joan Thomas stands in her own right as a memorable figure, vulnerable and indomitable at the same time."
"A beautiful, erudite, and deeply pleasurable work."
"For a real page-turner, you will want to reach for Curiosity!"
-The Sun Times (Owen Sound)