Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1410485692
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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From Julie Klassen, the top author of inspirational regency romance! In dire straits, Sophie Dupont must marry a stranger to secure her future.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781847398680
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 464

From the Sunday Timesbestselling author of A Week in Paris, a story of love long kept hidden, set against the back streets of Westminster. In a tiny stained-glass shop hidden in the backstreets of Westminster lies the cracked, sparkling image of an angel. The owners of Minster Glass have also been broken: Fran Morrison's mother died when she was a baby; a painful event never mentioned by her difficult, secretive father Edward. Fran left home to pursue a career in foreign cities, as a classical musician. But now Edward is dangerously ill and it's time to return. Taking her father's place in the shop, she and his craftsman Zac accept a beguiling commission - to restore a shattered glass picture of an exquisite angel belonging to a local church. As they reassemble the dazzling shards of coloured glass, they uncover an extraordinary love story from the Victorian past, sparked by the window's creation. Slowly, Fran begins to see her own reflection in its themes of passion, tragedy and redemption. Fran's journey will lead her on a search for the truth about her mother, through mysteries of past times and the anguish of unrequited love, to reconciliation and renewal. Praise for A Week in Paris: 'A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious' Judy Finnigan 'An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets' Telegraph 'A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war' Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781599907932
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

With her mother dead of the plague, and her beloved brother newly married, Cornelia must manage her father's household, though he teeters on the brink of madness. She knows that among Amsterdam's elite circles, people are gossiping about her father's fading artistic genius--and about her, too. Yet there are two young men who seem unfazed by the slander- and very much intrigued by Cornelia. Set within the vibrant community of the 17th century Dutch Masters, I Am Rembrandt's Daughter is a moving coming of age story filled with family drama and a love triangle that would make Jane Austen proud.

Publisher : Bethany House
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780764207075
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 442

Fleeing her home after believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene stumbles upon the grand estate of Lord Bradley, who gives her a post to confine her lest she reveal a dark secret of his.

Publisher : Guernica World Editions
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1771837292
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 100

This work of fusion moves beyond memoir to become a juggling act of reality and imagination. The narrative travels through melded panoramas of past and present, this country, the others, certainties and doubts. Inserts of fiction--revealing ties between life and writing--enhance the journey.

Publisher : Vintage
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385352086
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience. A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Publisher : Piatkus
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780748124961
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

From the author of ebook bestseller The Apothecary's Daughter 1688. Beth Ambrose has led a sheltered life within Merryfields, her family home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls. A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice. But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at her family home in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. And when Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfil her artistic ambitions, she soon realises that it comes at a price . . .

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0393065286
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

A tale inspired by the life of pre-war Shanghai artist Pan Yuliang traces her life in a brothel before she becomes a concubine to a Republican official who ultimately helps her to find her way as an artist. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher : Open Road Media
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504071475
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 309

An artist on the Spanish island of Majorca goes to terrifying lengths to achieve greatness in this thriller by the author of Eden Burning. In a desire to impress those who visit his studio, renowned artist The Painter employs a gardener to create an inspirational landscape which includes a labyrinth, an orange grove, and Moorish-inspired fountains. They develop an intimate relationship, and The Painter, whose life and talent had become increasingly dissipated, finds himself slowly recovering his original talent. However, the relationship is tainted by The Painter’s jealousy when visitors express more interest in the magical garden than in his art. As the jealously blossoms into deadly rage, The Painter will stop at nothing to pursue his dreams, even if it means murder . . . Deirdre Quiery’s compelling thriller explores themes of love, life and deceit, and examines the lengths we will go to pursue and protect our passions.

Publisher : Random House
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781588364425
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter’s abilities. But their burgeoning relationship is interrupted when Alessandra’s parents arrange her marriage to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, Florence is changing, increasingly subject to the growing suppression imposed by the fundamentalist monk Savonarola, who is seizing religious and political control. Alessandra and her native city are caught between the Medici state, with its love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, and the hellfire preaching and increasing violence of Savonarola’s reactionary followers. Played out against this turbulent backdrop, Alessandra’s married life is a misery, except for the surprising freedom it allows her to pursue her powerful attraction to the young painter and his art. The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.