"[Anne] Wheeler's realism is rooted in the conflict-resolution framework of her stories, emanating a strong social conscience, particularly in regards to the representation of women. Like true northern divas, her heroines resolve their conflicts through stoicism, courage and self-knowledge; rarely through violent operatic acts of martyrdom or submission."
-- Kathleen Cummins
Cummins, Kathleen. "Northern divas and romantic catalysts: The films of Anne Wheeler." Take One (Toronto), March-April 2002. (p. 23)