The Painter’s Daughter is absolutely marvelous in every way. I loved it from the first page and could not put it down. I have long been a fan of author Julie Klassen. She writes historical fiction full of romance and mystery with all of the drama and loveliness of Jane Eyre. This book was perfection and it has easily found it’s way into my top reads of 2015. If you love historical fiction, you MUST read this novel!
In The Painter’s Daughter, Sophia Dupont finds herself in a most unfortunate situation. The man she loves has left her to find his muse and she is alone and ruined. Sophia carries Wesley Overtree’s child and he doesn’t even know it, for she didn’t have the opportunity to tell him. Wesley’s brother, Captain Stephen Marshall discovers Sophia…and her predicament..on his hunt for his lost absent sibling. Captain Marshall offers to marry Sophia and claim her child as his. She agrees, and her reluctant yes turns into so much more. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this beautifully crafted novel. As soon as I am done writing this review, I will read it again. You will not be disappointed with this book. If I could give it 10 stars I would! The Painter’s Daughter is long, but not once was I bored. I skimmed ZERO pages….every single word was worth all the sleep I forfeited.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by it’s publisher, Bethany House Fiction. However, I would have bought it had I not scored a review copy. I never miss a new book by Julie Klassen. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.