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With Violets

(2005)
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Paris in the 1860s: a magnificent time of expression, where brilliant young artists rebel against the stodginess of the past to freely explore new styles of creating - and bold new ways of living.

Passionate, beautiful, and utterly devoted to her art, Berthe Morisot is determined to be recognized as an important painter. But as a woman, she finds herself sometimes overlooked in favor of her male counterparts - Monet, Pissarro, Degas.

And there is one great artist among them who captivates young Berthe like none other: the celebrated genius Édouard Manet. A mesmerizing, breathtaking rogue - a shameless roué, undeterred and irresistible - his life is a wildly overgrown garden of scandal. He becomes Berthe's mentor, her teacher...her lover, despite his curiously devoted marriage to his frumpy, unappealing wife, Suzanne, and his many rumored dalliances with his own models. For a headstrong young woman from a respectable family, an affair with such an intoxicating scoundrel can only spell heartbreak and ruin.

But Berthe refuses to resign herself to the life of quiet submission that Society has dictated for her. Undiscouraged, she will create her own destiny...and confront life - and love - on her own terms.

Genre: Historical Romance

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January 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: With Violets
Author(s): Elizabeth Robards
ISBN: 1-59414-204-1 / 978-1-59414-204-8 (USA edition)
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Title: With Violets
Author(s): Elizabeth Robards
ISBN: 1-4104-0222-3 / 978-1-4104-0222-6 (USA edition)
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Title: With Violets
Author(s): Elizabeth Robards
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Title: With Violets
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