ISBN# 9780440245155/ 9780440339694/ 9780440339693
Rating: 5 cups
Serena MacDonald is in the process of getting over a devastating split with the man she had a child with and planned to spend her life with. Finances have caused her to move to the country, and there she meets a wonderful woman who inspires her to art. When her art is mistaken for a classic, she sees a chance to give her daughter the life she deserves.
Carrie Klein lives for her work. Family, relationships… She has worked hard to make it to the top and nothing has gotten in her way. When a chance to travel overseas and head a new branch of her company’s auction house, she leaps at the chance to not only advance her career but also to right a wrong from years ago. The head of the rival auction house once saw a naïve intern who was mousy and took advantage of her. Now it is her turn.
Lizzy is young and vibrant and thinks she may be in love with her boss. Working her way up the ranks of his auction house, she feels that their relationship is really going somewhere. But are his motivations the same as hers?
From fish and chips in a country kitchen served up by a paint-spattered single mother to the glitzy corporate world of Carrie, this novel delves into the behind the scenes world of art and auctioneers. Weaving the three women’s lives as they overlap and revolve around the beauty captured on canvas, the author creates a vivid backdrop for passion, deceit, ambition and human nature at its best and worst. Well worth the time spent discovering these very different but very compelling characters.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance and More