Thirsa Hardy hid her emotions from herself and everyone else with a determination matched only by her eagerness to paint. This habit, she realized, had propelled her to great heights of artistic success - but had left her a total failure as a woman. Until Luis Kirkpatrick. She was in golden Spain, teaching at his elite summer school. And when she gazed into the emerald eyes of the famous painter, it was as if he could see her soul - and share her deepest desires. Suddenly Thirsa could feel, smell and touch all the passion that until now was just imagined. And the most breathtaking masterpiece of all was on the brink of creation.
Used availability for Elizabeth Hunter's The Painted Veil
May 1986 : UK Mass Market Paperback