"[A]n atmospheric, absorbing tale of 17th-century female media stars taking charge of their own lives."
"This ribald tale works all the better because it is true . Culling their correspondence and memoirs, Goldsmith is able to paint a vivid portrait of two remarkably daring free spirits who paved the way for centuries of women stifled and exploited by both men and societal constraints . Revolutionary, cutting-edge, and inspiring, their lives are worthy of revisiting."
Women's Review of Books—-
"The story of the 17th-century version of the Kardashian sisters, but with the added touch of brains, literacy and class . [T]he story moves along at a swift pace . [F]ascinating."