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Julie Klassen Is the Gold Standard for Inspirational Regency Fiction Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fellow painter, he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him--one of Wesley's discarded works. But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new muse. Wanting to do something worthwhile with his life, Stephen proposes to Sophie. He does not offer love, or even a future together, but he can save her from scandal. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family. Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate. But at Overtree Hall, her problems are just beginning. Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns? Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2015-11-24
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441228802

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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

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2009-04-06
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781847398680

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Chronicles the lives of the participants involved in the creation of the famous painting before and after its first showing in Paris, along with a discussion of the painting's legacy on art over time.

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Genre: Art
Author: Erica E. Hirshler
Publisher: Mfa Publications
Release: 2009
File: 262 Pages
ISBN-13: 0878467424

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This novel brings to life the artistic and political turmoil of 15th-century Florence via a fictionalized diary of Alessandri Lippi, the woman purported to Botticelli's model for the Venus. It speaks of a time of artistic glory, scandal and violence.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Carolyn Street LaFond
Publisher: Frederic C Beil
Release: 2001
File: 307 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004765534

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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 . . .

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Charlotte Betts
Publisher: Piatkus
Release: 2012-08-02
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780748124961

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Lynn Cullen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2011-04-10
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781599907932

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Shows a selection of Churchill's still lifes and landscapes, and describes how his passion for painting influenced his life

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Genre: Painters
Author: Mary Soames
Publisher:
Release: 1990
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015019422065

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“A fresh, new take on painting . . . Original deep insights enliven the reader’s experience of what it is to create honest beauty in this world.” —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones More than a half century after his death, David Park is recognized as one of America’s most important twentieth-century painters. He was the first of the brilliant post-World War II generation of artists to break with Abstract Expressionism’s hegemony and return to painting recognizable subjects, most powerfully the human figure. Park’s original cohort of Bay Area Figurative painters were his close friends Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, and Hassel Smith. All outlived him—Smith by nearly fifty years—and enjoyed recognition and fame during their lifetimes, but Park’s reputation is just now fully coming into its own. In David Park, Painter, Park’s younger daughter, writer Helen Park Bigelow, paints a mesmerizing, deeply moving portrait of her father’s life and early, difficult death. Park left high school in New England without graduating and came west in order to paint. He married at nineteen and was the father of two by the time he was twenty-two. We are brought into a family rich with moral conviction, ingenuity, gifted friends, music, and art: four complex people guided and inspired by values of integrity. Those same values guided and inspired David Park’s painting. Yet this is much more than an artist biography. David Park, Painter is a skillful blend of memoir and observations about life in the Bay Area just before and just after World War II, when some of America’s most original, even radical, artists and writers gathered there. It is the story of a family built on the love and dedication of one man who held nothing back from his art, and of the spirit of the wife and daughters who supported him. Illustrated with paintings and photographs

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Helen Park Bigelow
Publisher: Catapult
Release: 2015-12-01
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781619026711

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Struggling with dark impulses after serving time for attempted murder, a successful artist gives in to his obsessions to kill an abusive troublemaker before fleeing the authorities and the man's vengeful clan.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2015-03-03
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780804170154

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Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life. On excursions into the streets of night-time Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and witnesses the rise of the fiery young priest, Savanarola, who has set out to rid the city of vice, richness, even art itself. Alessandra must make crucial decisions about the shape of her adult life, as Florence itself must choose between the old ways of the luxury-loving Medicis and the asceticism of Savanorola. And through it all, there is the painter, whose love will change everything.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Virago
Release: 2009-07-02
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780748112937

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