A forbidden love, a life-long secret, and one chance to make the right decision.
Ella has always been an artist, jotting down pictures from a young age, and now in her thirties she has made it her profession.
Commissioned to capture memories, fading beauty and family moments, her sitters often reveal more about themselves than merely their outward appearance.
When Ella's younger sister Chloe asks her to paint a portrait of her new fiance Nate, Ella is reluctant.
He is a brash American who Ella thinks has proposed far too fast, so the thought of spending many hours alone with him fills her with dread.
But before long Ella realises there is more to Nate than meets the eye.
Beautifully inter-weaving the stories of Ella's sitters - from the old lady with a wartime secret, to the handsome politician who has a confession to make - with Ella's own hunt for her real father and slow realization that she is falling in love with the wrong man, Isabel Wolff delivers a mesmerizing story that delivers a powerful emotional punch.
A truly unforgettable portrait of the many aspects of love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007245840
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Review by tammypanter
A much better story than I was expecting and I really enjoyed it! The characters were well developed and I especially connected with main character. I primarily read southern literature and fiction but I loved the fact that this book was set it England. Nice, easy, chic lit read.
Review by cherilove
Don't let the first chapter put you off. The author must have had a day of poor writing, but the rest of the book was very enjoyable.