The Painter s Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Painter s Daughter


  • Author : Julie Klassen
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0764210726

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The Painter s Daughter Excerpt :

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?

The Glass Painter s Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Glass Painter s Daughter


  • Author : Rachel Hore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847398680

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The Glass Painter s Daughter Excerpt :

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

The Silent Governess Book
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings

The Silent Governess


  • Author : Julie Klassen
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780764207075

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The Silent Governess Excerpt :

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.

I Am Rembrandt s Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I Am Rembrandt s Daughter


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

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I Am Rembrandt s Daughter Excerpt :

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.

The Painter Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Painter


  • Author : Peter Heller
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170154

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the national bestselling author of The Dog Stars comes a "carefully composed story about one man’s downward turning life in the American West” (The Boston Globe). After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. Now he lives a quiet life ... until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he’ll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.

Printmaker s Daughter  Painter s Wife Book

Printmaker s Daughter Painter s Wife


  • Author : Nina Weinstein
  • Publisher : Guernica World Editions
  • Release Date : 2022-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1771837292

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Printmaker s Daughter Painter s Wife Excerpt :

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.

Women Painters of the World Book

Women Painters of the World


  • Author : Walter Shaw Sparrow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Genre: ART
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031642351

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Women Painters of the World Excerpt :

Women Painters of the World is an early survey book of art history featuring female artists. This book covers female artists from the Renaissance time period to the late 19th century, including Lady Elizabeth Butler, Helen Hyde, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, Rosa Bonheur and Angelica Kauffman. There are over 30 illustrations, many of which are in full color.

The Birth of Venus Book

The Birth of Venus


  • Author : Sarah Dunant
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748112937

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The Birth of Venus Excerpt :

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.

Joan Mitchell Book

Joan Mitchell


  • Author : Patricia Albers
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375414374

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Joan Mitchell Excerpt :

A reconstruction of the major Abstract Expressionist's life includes coverage of her debutante years in the Midwest, her marriage to Barney Rosset, Jr. and her pioneering achievements as a woman in male-dominated artistic circles. By the author of Shadows, Fire, Snow.

The Painter s Apprentice Book

The Painter s Apprentice


  • Author : Charlotte Betts
  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748124961

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The Painter s Apprentice Excerpt :

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 . . .

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall Book
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall


  • Author : Julie Klassen
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441269928

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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall Excerpt :

Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding? On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."

The Painter s Friend Book

The Painter s Friend


  • Author : Howard Cunnell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529030952

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‘One of the books of the year. Cunnell’s style is matchless: intimate, dark, sincere, wry and exquisitely beautiful’ – Irish Times ‘A cracking, urgent page-turner of a novel’ – Observer The painter Terry Godden was on the brink of his first success. After a violent crisis, he finds himself outcast. In his fifties, and with little money, he retreats to a small island. Arriving in the winter, the island at first seems a desolate and forgotten place. As the seasons turn, Terry begins to see the island’s beauty, and discovers that he is only one of many people who have sought refuge here. These independent outsiders, all with their own considerable struggles, have made a precarious home. The island is owned by the business man and art collector Alex Kaplan. His decision to enforce a rent increase as he seeks to improve his property looks set to destroy this community that cannot afford to lose the little they have left. As an artist, Terry believes making the invisible struggles of the island visible to the world will help – but will his interference save anybody other than himself? The Painter’s Friend shows the human cost of gentrification for those dispossessed. The novel also explores the role of art in protest, and asks who gets to be an artist and what they owe in return. Written with visual lyricism and driven clarity, Howard Cunnell’s incendiary story about class and resistance builds to an unforgettable climax. It is an urgent novel for our unjust times. ‘I loved it. Cunnell’s writing has an unforgettable visual and moral clarity’ – Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley

The Painter of Time Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Painter of Time


  • Author : Mathew O'Connell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-12-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0996669337

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The Painter of Time Excerpt :

The Painter of Time is an art history laden mystery that weaves its way between the dawn of the Renaissance and modern day New York. It questions the very nature of what we consider reality while at the same time exploring the cost of pursuing fame and fortune at the expense of true art.

The Painter s Keys Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Painter s Keys


  • Author : Robert Genn
  • Publisher : Studio Beckett Publications
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 155056479X

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Tuscan Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Tuscan Daughter


  • Author : Lisa Rochon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443463522

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Tuscan Daughter Excerpt :

A novel of beauty and inspiration set during the Italian Renaissance about a young and defiant female artist searching for her mother. Florence, 1500—a city that glitters with wealth and artistic genius is also a place of fierce political intrigue, walled off from the unrest in the surrounding Tuscan countryside. In this moment, a peasant girl finds herself alone after her father is killed and her mother disappears. Young Beatrice must dare to enter the city to sell her family’s olive oil in order to survive, but also to search the streets and opium dens for her missing, grieving mother. Walking barefoot from her outlying village, Beatrice is given grudging permission to pass through the city gates to sell olive oil to the artists—Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli—who toil to elevate the status of the Florentine Republic. Lonely yet defiant, the peasant girl draws on the stone walls of Florence in secret as a way to express her pain. While desperately searching the city for her mother, Beatrice befriends the upstart Michelangelo as he struggles to sculpt the David. She also comes to know a cloth merchant’s wife who is having her portrait painted by the aging Leonardo da Vinci, renowned through the land as Master of the Arts. Bonds deepen even while Michelangelo and Leonardo are pitted against each other. Set during five epic years in the early 1500s when Florence was rebranding itself through its creative geniuses, Tuscan Daughter reveals the humanity and struggles of a young woman longing to find the only family she has left and be an artist in her own right, and the way she influences the artistic masters of the time to stake everything on the power of beauty to transform and heal.