This day did indeed improve! I came across a glowing review of Returning My Sister's Face by Erzebet YellowBoy (erzebet) in the current issue (#8) of Cabinet Des Fées:
"Lovers of fairy and folk tales who crave, as I do, stories from cultures not their own will delight in these deceptively simple tales. They are layered with tragedy and superstition, with spirituality and most importantly, with a fine sense of the marvelous."
Cabinet Des Fées actually reviewed a bunch of Norilana titles, with Vera being something of a featured author, including norilana's fabulous Dreams of the Compass Rose, Salt of the Air, and The Duke in His Castle.