A Portrait of Marguerite: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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When single mom Marguerite Carr's son leaves for college, she feels as though her life has lost its purpose. When a friend drags Marguerite to a drawing class—her first since college—she rediscovers her long-lost passion for painting, finds unexpected love, and begins a relationship with God.

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A Portrait of Marguerite: A Novel

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Overview


When single mom Marguerite Carr's son leaves for college, she feels as though her life has lost its purpose. When a friend drags Marguerite to a drawing class—her first since college—she rediscovers her long-lost passion for painting, finds unexpected love, and begins a relationship with God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781407243
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 571,254
  • File size: 732 KB

Meet the Author


Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate and her husband, Noel, now live in the Pacific Northwest. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college and has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur. Find out more about Kate on Facebook or at katelloyd.net.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A well written character study

    With her son Rob off to college, fortyish single mom Marguerite Carr feels her life is over as the empty nest syndrome slams her big time. Her best friend Laurie bullies a reluctant Marguerite to attend Beginning Drawing at the college the ¿crime scene¿ where she met Rob¿s father Phil. However, the instructor is a bit of a surprise as Henry Marsh is no more than a decade older than her and has no ring.--------------------- However a set back in her mind occurs when her ex husband Phil introduces Professor Henry to Marguerite and Laurie. Phil has failed Rob and her too many times to matter though he remains attractive Laurie thinks he is even better than ever. Meanwhile Marguerite finds her love for art especially drawing remains as strong as it was twenty years ago when she passionatly painted. Over the semester Henry proves a kind caring person who is smitten with Marguerite. As she reciprocates his feelings, she has doubts about men, love, and even God while Henry tries to prove his love with A PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE.----------------------- This is a well written character study of a woman whose only reason for existence over the past two decades is her son until now when she begins to understand that life is so much greater if one passionately goes for it as God would want of his children. Marguerite is a fabulous lead character who learns to believe in the Lord, herself, and her love for Henry as even the darkest secrets are nothings when willingly revealed in the light. Readers will enjoy this wonderful inspirational romance that feels so real even when everything comes together too perfectly to be plausible as Kate Lloyd¿s talent shines.--------------- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2006

    Beautifully and artfully written

    This story unfolds like a true masterpiece coming to life. I loved going to the art studio along with the characters, and watching two people who deserve each other come together.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2006

    Highly recommended

    Do you have a hard time finding well-written novels in this genre? Then I highly recommend this author. Her characters have depth and the story-line is compelling. Her writing is heads above most of what's out there. From the moment Marguerite walks into Henry Marsh's art class, you suspect her world will never be the same again. What she learns, however, will surprise and delight you. I found this book hard to put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    A PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE BY KATE LLYOD

    I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Portrait of Margerite is a refreshing exploration of transitions exerienced by the main character but also some of those close to her. I found it to be interesting although missing its potential.

    I liked this story about a woman going through some major life and relationship changes. Its an exploration of how the interactions change and the needs and views of each other moves to newlevels. Her only child leaves for college. Her exhusband finds redemption, a new partner, success in his career. An esteemed coworker admits to dependencies, and a best friend heads down a wrong path. Our main character even faces falsehoods in how she views her parents relationsships and values. Its all tactful, and a bigger issue of how God fits into the situations is touched upon. My problem is in how superficially its all handled. I feel the author missed a huge opportunity in development of the secondary characters, or introduced more story lines than she could truely handle in this book. I was left wanting more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Our Life Has Different Phases and We Must Learn to Cope

    When one is faced with an empty-nest and no spouse, life can seem meaningless. But a chance to return to something one loved in the past can change the whole landscape of one's life. This novel deals with life changing situations. A very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great read!

    I look forward to more from this author!

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    I don't read a lot of women's fiction, but I really enjoyed thi

    I don't read a lot of women's fiction, but I really enjoyed this book. Lloyd has captured the angst that so many of us empty nesters feel as our one and only leaves and we are left to flounder. To create a life separate from our children. She has a great concept in focusing on women rediscovering themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Very enjoyable read

    Great story, couldn't put it down. Easy and quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    This is an awesome book! I was sorry when it ended. I could rel

    This is an awesome book! I was sorry when it ended. I could relate to the main character. I read lots of books and this one stood out. The characters were well developed. Keep writing Kate! Good job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    40's woman

    I identified with the character in this book. Turning 40, empty nest, struggling with past regrets, friends and family making bad choices, not being able to rely on career for fulfillment.

    She writes beautifully and paints a believable picture that I enjoyed getting lost in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Written like a true artist, each page adding more color and beau

    Written like a true artist, each page adding more color and beauty to the story. I loved it. I loved looking forward to reading a little more each night, wanting it to last forever...but I hit a point and couldn't put it down--just had to see the finished portrait. I wasn't disappointed!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    A Book About Finding Creativity Within

    This is a lovely book, written with a personal touch, about finding the source of your creativity within yourself. It gives the reader a sense of the possibilites that we all have, and that we can find as we grow, that come from the good and bad things that happen in our lives. A positive and affirming book for women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    Can't wait for the sequel

    I just finished the book and loved it, loved it, loved it!!! The story was compelling and I loved the Seattle background. There is nothing I love more than a good metaphor and each chapter was laced with them. It was delicious:))) Can't wait for the sequel...

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