"There are grand and stately themes here—the transcendence of love, the silenced voices of women, the subversive power of art… Peony in Love is a transporting read, to lost worlds earthly and otherwise." —The Chicago Tribune
"See is gifted with a lucid, graceful style and a solid command of her many motifs."
—The New York Times Book Review
"See is a master storyteller, calling on her knowledge of history, myth, and current international events to craft intricate narratives that are at once edifying and evocative. In Peony in Love, she leads us on a literary adventure into the past that will have relevance to today's readers who value drama, accuracy, and the lure of the written word." —The Boston Globe
See's well researched, carefully embroidered novel transports her reader into a world where women were pampered and preened but had little power over their lives or fates. Along the way, she explores the contradictions of tradition, the complexities of love and family obligation, and the magical power that comes from a story well told. Like Peony's journey of self-discovery, it's a trip filled with unexpected lessons and literary rewards." — Associated Press