Friday, September 5, 2014

0 Review: Madame Picasso

Title: Madame Picasso
Author: Anne Girard
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Published: August 26, 2014
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9780778316350
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: NetGalley







Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
Throughout his life, Picasso had many lovers. However this is the story of his greatest love with a woman named Eva Gouel. This is a love that people dream about having--passionate, all-consuming, epic. 

You don't have to be an art connoisseur to know who Pablo Picasso is. His name is often mentioned among great artists like Van Gogh, Monet, and Dali. However this book isn't so much about his art, but about the woman who inspired him. Their relationship sets the pages of this book on fire. 

Picasso met Eva at an art opening and had not been able to forget her. When their paths cross a short time later, he knows that she is The One. Eva is instantly attracted to Picasso, but there are many obstacles standing in their way.

Anne Girard brings two historical characters back to life with this epic tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and passion. While this book is fictional many of the events are taken from real life. Girard is an artist in her own right as she paints a portrait of Picasso and Eva. One that will stick with you after you finish the book.

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Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Harlequin MIRA
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction



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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.

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Praise for Madame Picasso

"Early twentieth century Paris and Picasso's lost love come to enchanted, vivid life in Madame Picasso. With a deft eye for detail and deep understanding for her protagonists, Anne Girard captures the earnest young woman who enthralled the famous artist and became his unsung muse." - C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of THE QUEEN'S VOW

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03_Anne GirardAnne Girard was born with writing in her blood. The daughter of a hard-driving Chicago newsman, she has always had the same passion for storytelling that fueled his lifelong career. She hand-wrote her first novel (admittedly, not a very good one) at the age of fourteen, and never stopped imagining characters and their stories. Writing only ever took a backseat to her love of reading.



After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature from UCLA and a Master's degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, a chance meeting with the acclaimed author, Irving Stone, sharply focused her ambition onto telling great stories from history with detailed research. "Live where your characters lived, see the things they saw," he said, "only then can you truly bring them to life for your readers." Anne took that advice to heart. After Stone's encouragement twenty years ago, she sold her first novel. When she is not traveling the world researching her stories, Anne and her family make their home in Southern California. When she is not traveling or writing, she is reading fiction.

Anne also writes historical fiction under the name Diane Haeger. For more information, visit www.dianehaeger.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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