Art figures prominently in A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL. Grace, the heroine, is a great lover of art, and champion of contemporary painters. By 1897, the year A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL takes place, European art was going through a transition. The stately historical scenes and flattering portraiture of the early part of the century had given way to Realism, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionists, and a whole host of artistic movements ushering in the new century.
The Pinterest board for A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL is full of paintings featured or discussed in the book, along with many more that would have appealed to Grace. I’ve picked five to share with you. Which is your favorite?
How about you? Are you an art lover like Grace? What’s your favorite era in art, and what’s your favorite painting?
From the seaside villas of France to the sumptuous drawing rooms of London’s Victorian aristocracy comes a tale of star-crossed lovers desperate to escape their irresistible—and terribly inconvenient—passion
When Grace Godwyn is introduced to her soon-to-be fiancé’s closest friend, she can hardly keep from fainting. The man whose angry gaze confronts her is none other than the handsome stranger who came to her aid in a dark French alleyway. The stranger with whom she’d shared a moment of reckless passion. And now, with a single word, he could destroy her one chance for security.
Julian St. John, Lord Knighton, owes his friend too much to allow him to fall into the clutches of a craven fortune hunter. He knows all he needs to know of Grace Godwyn: that she’s the orphaned and penniless daughter of a disgraced viscount; that her lips taste incomparably sweet. There is no way he is going to allow this marriage to take place.
Yet the more time Julian and Grace are forced to spend in each other’s company, the more irresistible their desire grows—and the more devastating the potential consequences.
Book three of the Grantham Girls series
This book is approximately 85,000 words
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Amanda has loved romance since she read that very first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel at fifteen. After a long detour into a career as a costume designer in theatre, she’s found her way back to romance, this time as a writer.
A native Floridian, Amanda transplanted to New York City many years ago and now considers Brooklyn home, along with her husband, daughter, two cats, and nowhere near enough space.