Library Journal, USA

Hewitt has created an engaging and richly narrated biography exploring not only this figure’s life but also the inner workings of Paris at the time Valtesse’s star began to rise. Reading like a novel with enticing cliff-hangers, Hewitt’s work marries the life of Valtesse with the fascinating history of Paris, imbuing both with vivacity…An entertaining read, this book will likely appeal to history buffs as well as those who enjoy a well-written biography.