The Seventh Unicornby Kelly Jones
In her quest to discover a medieval treasure, curator Alex Pellier visits a convent in Lyon, but its storehouse of items dating back to the thirteenth century turns up little. Then, Alex discovers a centuries-old poem and sketches. These suggest to her that there may be a seventh, yet undiscovered/b>/i>
By the author of The Woman Who Heard Color...
In her quest to discover a medieval treasure, curator Alex Pellier visits a convent in Lyon, but its storehouse of items dating back to the thirteenth century turns up little. Then, Alex discovers a centuries-old poem and sketches. These suggest to her that there may be a seventh, yet undiscovered tapestry in the world-renowned Lady and the Unicorn series.
Now a journey of mystery begins that could lead Alex to a career-making find--and to the man she thought she had lost forever.
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Meet the Author
Kelly Jones grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. She graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, with a degree in English and an art minor. She enjoys traveling with her husband Jim, visiting art galleries, exploring cities and learning more about the local history. She is the author of THE LOST MADONNA, THE SEVENTH UNICORN, and THE WOMAN WHO HEARD COLOR. She lives in Boise. Please visit her website at kellyjonesbooks.com.
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If Dan Brown, is the master of art thriller novels, then Kelly Jones is an apprentice no longer. The Seventh Unicorn takes the recently popular subject of art history and spins a tale of love over the centuries, of two people meant to be together, kept apart by circumstance. As Alex Pellier and Jake Bowman set out on an adventure to find the truth behind the secret drawings of an unknown tapestry, they uncover not only the forbidden love of a tapissier and a noble's daughter, but the truth of their own feelings for each other. Wether you are more interested in the secrets of love, or the secrets of medieval art, the Seventh Unicorn is a whirlwind tale that will snatch you up and keep you spinning until the final word.
I just finished The Seventh Unicorn & couldn¿t put it down. It has all of the elements of a fun, enjoyable book ¿ mystery, history & romance - all set in a beautiful French backdrop. If you enjoyed DaVinci Code, you¿ll want to read this one, though it is much more light-hearted.
Reverend Mother Superior Alvere sends a note to Madame Demy, Director of the, Cluny Museum in Paris, that states that the Convent of Saint Blandine is closing and before they do they need to ¿dispose¿ of their valuable medieval tapestries, linen, and manuscripts. The nuns hope to sell their collection in order to preserve their way of life. Demy sends her expert American born curator Alex Pellier to examine the treasures only to find the Mother Superior ill and others not quite as cooperative. A bit disappointed not to start, Alex spends time with the sun of her existence, her daughter Soliel. Alex returns to the convent and finds two drawings that strongly imply a seventh Unicorn Tapestry exists the Cluny possesses six. Needing assistance she hires her former art school lover Jake Bowman to help her track down the tapestry while promising the nuns to obtain best value for them if she finds it. As they search together, each knows that they work along side their true love, but she tried marriage once and that failed. THE SEVENTH UNICORN is a remarkable contemporary romance due to the fascinating parallels between the tale of the tapestries and the life of the heroine. The intriguing story line allows the sexual tension to grow at the same time a melancholy exists as the end of several centuries of existence is coming because progress requires a hotel not a thirteenth century monastery at Saint Blandine. Fans will feel the varying emotions that make for a superb modern day romance with a nostalgic look at the heritage treasures including architecture that becomes extinct in the name of the economy. Harriet Klausner