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(When this book arrived here late in August you can imagine the kid’s comments.)
Madame Picasso is a pageturner and a well written tale that is thoroughly enjoyable. I haven’t had a lot of time lately to read or review books here. Time has been at a premium, but the moment I picked this one up and read the first line, well that was it. Anne Girard is a skillful storyteller and she weaves a truly captivating story here. It is rare that I am drawn in by a character instantly. Eva Gouel is memorable and charming and a character you empathize with immediately. That’s exactly what I want from a book these days. I need the author to hook me by page one. Now maybe that says that I am a victim of an attention issue, and maybe it’s just par for the course in a digital business. But Madame Picasso delivers. Of course the magnificent Parisian setting and the historical landmarks provide a luscious setting for the plot to unfold.
|The give-away prize package.
From the release:
ABOUT THE BOOK: Novelist Anne Girard brings to life the mesmerizing and untold story of Eva Gouel, the unforgettable woman who stole the heart of the greatest artist of our time.
When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world.
A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can’t help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso’s life.
With sparkling insight and passion, Madame Picasso introduces us to a dazzling heroine, taking us from the salon of Gertrude Stein to the glamorous Moulin Rouge and inside the studio and heart of one of the most enigmatic and iconic artists of the twentieth century.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne Girard is a writer and historian with degrees in English literature and clinical psychology. She has spent extensive time in Paris and lives in California with her husband and children.
Lucky for you this is a great book first of all. Lucky for you second of all that I have a great prize package to give one of you! The prize consists of Madame Picasso book, and three movies: Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Midnight in Paris. The ARV is about $75 on this one. Please follow the instructions in the giveaway widget below to win.