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Review of Daughter of Mystery

This is a strong debut. ... Jones has a good hand with the evocative turn of phrase, and a gift for precise, telling description. 

Liz Bourke, The Cascadia Subduction Zone
Review of Daughter of Mystery

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Review of Daughter of Mystery

I generally don’t care for thrilling tales of the grasping upper classes unless those stories involve tumbrels and guillotines. Jones manages to sidestep my distaste by focusing on characters whose rank confers very little in the way of power...

James Nicoll, James Nicoll Reviews
Review of Daughter of Mystery

Is Heather Rose Jones' Daughter of Mystery a lesbian romance? A work of historical fiction? A fantasy? An adventure story? A tale of court intrigue? After finishing the book earlier today, I'm not quite sure what genre to place it in. What I am certain, though, is that I closed the book with a distinct sense of feminist satisfaction.

Jackie C. Horne, Romance Novels for Feminists
Review of The Mazarinette and the Musketeer

This is technically more in the line of a historical caper than science fiction or fantasy, but who doesn’t love a caper involving dressing as Musketeers, extricating a woman from a convent, and making off with Important State Papers?

Liz Bourke, Tor.com
Review of Daughter of Mystery

Dear publisher: this is My Sort Of Thing. Where do I sign up for MORE OF THIS SORT OF THING?

Liz Bourke, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Review of The Mystic Marriage

[Antuniet's] story easily captures the reader’s interest, but nearly equal time is given to the characters from Daughter of Mystery, the first book in the series….

staff, Publishers Weekly
Review of The Mystic Marriage

Jones has written an excellent, quiet novel about intellectual women, compelling in its intimacy and personal scale without ever being claustrophobic. The Mystic Marriage has the confidence to take its time. Its measured pace won’t be for everyone, but for me? It’s really very nearly perfect.

Liz Bourke, Tor.com
Review of Daughter of Mystery

a coming-of-age...and a love story that explores power and privilege between individuals.

Liz Bourke, Tor.com
Review of The Mystic Marriage

Heather Rose Jones is a superior author. Her world building is brilliant and her characters are imperfect, real and so different from each other. It is a treat to read her work because you will never see formula characters or predictable plot points.

Sheena, The Lesbian Review

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