“…this absorbing saga abounds in social and historical detail” wrote Magpies. ‘Beautiful, haunting and heart-rending', writes the Toowoomba Chronicle. ‘While recommended for 10-14 years, it is a good read for all ages', writes This Weekend. “This story's final revelation is incredibly poignant. If you don't read A Waltz for Matilda yourself, get your under-15 to tell you” wrote the Sun Herald. ‘Touchingly patriotic', writes Country Style. Praise for A Rose for the Anzac Boys ‘ A book of many voices. Poignant, graphic and compulsive fiction about women who volunteered during WWI.' Sunday Age ‘Beautifully written. An important story. The use of a sixteen year old protagonist will make the story more real and more confronting for teen readers.' Aussie Reviews ‘A well-researched story about the invaluable support women provided during the war. Recommended for secondary school-aged children.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher ‘… rousing stuff, and it hasn't been watered down. French doesn't shy away from the nightmarish conditions of trench warfare. Highly readable, scrupulous in its history … an ideal text for schools.' Sydney Morning Herald ‘… entertaining and uplifting.' Sun-Guardian Blacktown ‘This is a moving story about the love, kindness and humanity of the people involved in the bloodshed and carnage of World War I.' Launceston Examiner ‘Jackie has woven her usual magic with her deft light touch and humour in this gripping story.' Toowoomba Chronicle ‘A warm tribute to extraordinary women in extraordinary times. We must remember them.' Woman's Day ‘Younger readers will enjoy this story about the soldiers of World War I and the volunteers who supported them.' Brisbane News ‘Comprehensively researched and beautifully written' South Coast Register ‘An epic story that shows off French's knowledge of and passion for Australian history, its people and the land' writes The Sydney Morning Herald. ‘A good read by one of Australia's top authors' wrote The Examiner.