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Five Star, Jan 2005, 26.95, 317 pp.
ISBN: 1410402223

In 1868 in the Louvre, Berthe Morisot practices painting by copying the masters. Usually she is accompanied by her sister and her mother, but today she is alone except for her friend Rosalie Riesener. Another friend, Monsieur Fantin, joins the two young women and introduces them to renowned artist Edouard Manet. He flirts with Berthe and even changes her drawing slightly though she lectures him for doing so.

Berthe is attracted to Edouard, but is horrified to learn her new admirer is married to a pianist named Suzanne. The budding female artist also meets Edouard's brother Eugene; soon the brothers compete for the affection of Berthe. Will she choose the single brother, the famous married brother, or neither brother?

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one women--two brothers Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   inconveniently married while playing footsy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   artist

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on 3 in a l-triangle How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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