Susan Ryan’s prose contains an inimitable elegance, with a level of care that shows great reverence for the craft. The King of Lavender Square is a deeply compassionate story of an urban family that was crying out to be told – a triumph of a debut.
Sophie GrenhamThe Gloss
I dare you not to be completely enraptured by this compelling and enchanting tale. Susan Ryan has achieved something very special with this book. I highly recommend The King of Lavender Square. It is a novel that brings joy to a world that has forgotten how to be… A charming, captivating and truly magical novel.
Mairead HearneAward winning book review blogger
A beautifully written, life-affirming page turner. I adored it.
Sue LeonardThe Examiner
A beautifully crafted, many layered story that makes you think about those who live around you. This felt like a modern epic tale and one I would urge book lovers to delve into.
Áine TonerEditor Woman’s Way
A brilliant debut from a wonderful new writer.
Cathy KellyInternational bestselling novelist and author of ‘Secrets of a Happy Marriage’