Olivia Waite writes historical romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is also the monthly romance columnist for the Seattle Review of Books, where she writes reviews of romances old and new and thoughtful essays on the genre's history and future.
This superb novel, set during Regency times, unveils the love story between two intelligent women... Waite gives full voice to the unfair prejudice that women faced. She also provides a multi-ethnic Regency world that comes alive with scientific curiosity. Highly recommended for fans of both Remarkable Creatures and Gentleman Jack, this first in the Feminine Pursuits series deserves widespread attention.--Historical Novels Review This superbly written debut by Waite, the first in her new Feminine Pursuits series, is simply stellar in every way...everything in this resplendent romance is done to perfection. --Booklist (starred review) Utterly charming and subtly subversive. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Waite delivers a luscious gem with The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics...a bittersweet read that will make your heart ache, bursting with genuinely funny, remarkable surprises. --Entertainment Weekly Waite delivers a sweet lesbian romance with a hint of spice, fitting into the decorum of the era. --Library Journal