Becoming Lisette

Becoming Lisette

by Rebecca Glenn

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Overview

Independent and beautiful, Élisabeth Vigée, affectionately called Lisette by friends and family, has progressed in the art of oil painting faster than anyone could have anticipated. Having received instruction from her beloved father, Louis Vigée, a prominent Parisian guild painter, Lisette possesses all the qualities of a brilliant young painter, but is saddled with a singular disadvantage - being a woman. Undeterred, Lisette believes that she can become a painter in Paris. Approaching a marriageable age, her parents have other plans for Lisette, ones that don't include painting. Lisette finds support in a dashing art collector and French Army officer named Amante, who is clearly intrigued by her talent and beauty.

After Lisette's father dies unexpectedly, her family is left in dire financial straits. Lisette wants to support her family, but before she can sell a single painting, her mother marries a wealthy merchant jeweler named Le Sèvre. Le Sèvre discovers Lisette's artistic abilities and soon has her painting portraits of his noble and wealthy jewelry clientele. It quickly becomes clear that Le Sèvre only wants to control Lisette, leading to severe consequences for her budding career, Amante's pursuit of her affections and even her safety. Lisette realizes that she must find her own way - before it is too late.

Becoming Lisette is Book One of the Queen's Painter Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941081204
Publisher: Zinerva Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 04/22/2015
Series: Queen's Painter , #1
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Rebecca's experiences organizing art museum exhibitions and teaching college Art History courses motivated her to write historical fiction. She continues to be inspired by the untold stories of women from history. When not writing, Rebecca enjoys discovering new places and foods, especially those that involve France. Rebecca lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.

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