I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Amazon’s Vine program pairs up veteran reader/reviewers with new books to post opinions that will help other people make choices in what to read.

Hot off the presses, here is what some of the Vine reviewers have to say about Love, Fiercely:

“An engaging book that is beautifully written. Get it!”

Book Addict (Midwest)

“What a lovely story, one that engulfs you in the world of Manhattan’s elite during the Gilded Age.”

S. Rogers (Boston, MA United States)

“Jean Zimmerman truly brings the Gilded Age to life in “Love, Fiercely”. It is an ode to time gone by but also a lovely romance… But this was a real treat. Eminently readable, not overly burdened by huge historical proclamations, yet relatable even as it is pointed out that these two were very rich in their prime of life. Very much enjoyed this book and glad that I picked it out to read.”


“Jean Zimmerman’s discussion of what makes this portrait so important was like attending a college lecture hall given by the university’s much-beloved and brilliant art history professor. Zimmerman taught me why some great works of art become “iconic” works of great art. I loved this aspect of learning from a fascinating teacher… I look forward to spending a good amount of time in front of the portrait of “Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes” by John Singer Sargent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with my copy of this book at the ready to help me appreciate its artistic, historical and social significance.”

s.r.cohen “thinking reader” (CT, USA)

“Details of the indefinite courtship between Edith and Newton, their eventual marriage, their Paris years and their subsequent lives that focused on philanthropy and preservation are skillfully covered by Jean Zimmerman. I felt immersed in “the age” in this comprehensive study of the progressive times, the habits of the very wealthy and their enclaves along the east coast, and the history of New York City.”

J. A. Bell “she reads xyz” (Florida, USA)

“LOVE, FIERCELY is an excellent book for those fascinated by the wealthy of Manhattan and its environs during ‘the gilded age.'”

Falkor The White Luck Dragon (Niwot, Colorado)

“I found this book inspirational in so many ways–both by the tasks both undertook to help the less fortunate–as well as how they lived their lives. Really, really enjoyable book. I loved it!”

Mayflower Girl “amazon-junkie since 1996” (Albany, NY USA)

“An enthralling history told through two remarkable lives.”

Jaylia3 (Silver Spring, MD United States)

“I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of, not only, New York, but the United States. The book tells a fascinating story woven through the lives of two unique individuals. It is not a traditional love story. Rather it is the tale of two people who grew together and helped each other through the ups and downs of life. I very much enjoyed it.”

Nancy Famolari (Pennsylvania, USA)

I’m proud!


Filed under Jean Zimmerman, Love, Fiercely

2 responses to “I Heard It Through the Grapevine

  1. Thank you, thank you. They are nice, aren’t they?

  2. Anonymous

    Fondest congrats on the superlative reviews you’ve received for “Love, Fiercely” !!

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