THE PAINTER by WILL DAVENPORT
In the tradition of possession and girl with a pearl
earring, this suspenseful, erotic novel seamlessly weaves
fact and fiction into a brilliant tapestry of love, art,
deception, and danger--at the center of which lies a
In an old manor house on the legendary river Hull, Amy Dale
has discovered a journal that holds the account of a
thrilling duel of seduction--and the key to a missing year
in the life of a great artist. Over three hundred years
ago, Rembrandt van Rijn challenged the poet Andrew Marvell
for the affection of Amy's ancestor Amelia Dahl. But the
fierce competition between those two men for Amelia's heart
has repercussions for the new inhabitants of the manor.
Now, as Amy reads the pages of her namesake's intimate
diary and plans the restoration of the old house, she finds
herself engaged in her own game of wit, seduction, and
desire with a scarred and enigmatic laborer. As their
attraction explodes in intensity, the secrets of the past
escape from history into the present with consequences they
could never expect...and may not survive.
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