"....The book’s strength is its setting in early 20th-century Russia and Persia/Iran, amidst the political tumults which were challenging aristocratic power. Strong also is Haddad’s decoration of the romance with beautiful lines from the poetry of Hafez and Rumi, which adds cultural depth."
"...Haddad’s depiction of traditional romance elements juxtaposed with classical music is stunning.
Rich with poignant prose and vivid descriptions that illuminate early twentieth-century life, this novel is a lyrical ballad to love set against the Romanov era in Russia. Haddad’s writing style is immersive..."
Historical Fiction Press Awards
“A Hundred Sweet Promises”
A Resounding Five-Stars and the
Highly Recommended Award.
"...As artists of the written word, an author’s job is to paint a beautiful masterpiece for the reader, and Mr Haddad has done this in the most superlative way, composing words like a symphony..."