A delightful novel.
– Los Angeles Times


Mones’ knowledge of porcelain is vast, but is worn lightly. Themes of desire and possession, and characters tested by their suffering and loss within those desires, make this novel compelling.
– Sydney Morning Herald


Magnetic storytelling…A Cup of Light has the rare distinction of bringing together an entertaining sequence of just-suspenseful-enough events with writing that is both spare and lyrical.
– The Seattle Times


An excellent novel with a likable heroine immersed in an exotic world of smugglers, forgers, and mysterious collectors. An attractive blend of detective fiction and romance, enriched by considerable erudition concerning Imperial Chinese art.
– The Age (Melbourne)


Mones’ informed perspective on Chinese culture gives substance to what is already an aesthetically brilliant piece of art in itself.
– The Asian Reporter