A beguiling painting holds the secrets of a womans past and calls into question everything she thought she knew about the man she loved Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life. Years after Patricks death, ninety-year-old Emma still has the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a testament to their love.To Emmas granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as collateral to pay Lauras tuition at a prestigious music school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick. Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint the portrait. Both her grandmothers and Patricks legacies are worth fighting for.As the stories of two women entwine, its time for Emma to summon up the pasteven at the risk of revealing its unspoken secrets....
|Title||:||The Things We Don't Say|
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|Number of Pages||:||303 pages|
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The Things We Don't Say Reviews
It is very clear, from the beginning, that this is a rehash of Vanessa Bell's life. Interestingly, the author paints her 'Emma' as very self-centered, disliking anyone who interfered with her circle of admirers. They were all in love with her and she liked being the puppeteer of their lives, except partially Oscar who was able to retreat into a lover's arms. I do enjoy reading about Bloomsbury, and admire their determination to live their lives their own way, but this book mad ...more
I Read this book which is really out of my norm as I am a true romance reader, however I honestly enjoyed it. This book has a little of everything in it some mystery beautiful parts about art and of course some history but it does have about love. Her philosophy about different aspects and how she handled it. You will enjoy this book even if your a romance reader like me. Sometimes its nice to go outside your norm and enjoy the writings of a lovely author. Enjoyed it you will too.
Well, I as a mother made myself finish this book. While the story line could have been great it was more focused on forcing the point of acceptance of free love. The moral of this book was anything goes from cross relationships from a gay man to a young virgin girl. And a point is even made not to listen to your mother. Whoever led Ella this direction may do more harm than good. I'm no longer following her.
Kindle First Reads - June 2018 ($10 Hardcover)
Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing.
I'm a big fan of Ella Carey. Her books are easy accessable and always have an exciting story to tell.
In The Things We Don't Say she takes us to early 1900's London, accompanying a collective of young writers and artists, based loosely on the Bloomsbury Group.
This is the story of Patrick Adams and Emma Temple, both artists and great friends, on a journey to recognition.
Moving on to the 1980's where we meet Emma's granddaughter Laura. When Patricks po ...more
I liked the beginning and the ending but the middle bogged down for me.
The story centers around the provenance of a painting that's been used as collateral for a loan. For some reason, during the course of the loan, a museum has asked to use the painting in an exhibit. I'm not sure why Emma agreed to lend the painting to them. In the course of events, the museum sends someone (Ewan) to authenticate the painting. His report to them that the artist who painted it is not who they think it is makes ...more
Author knows how to weave a good story. Art and complicated relationships make a good book
I have to admit I didn't have high hopes for this book. It was a Kindle First monthly offering, and I only chose it, because I had no interest in the others. It was the title that really put me off at first. I have become wary of navel-gazing, pseudo-philosophical literary fiction, with all of their overdone prose and beating the reader over the head with the author's 'perfect metaphor of life/tragedy/loss/whatever.' They all have names like (and I'm not sure how many of these I've actually read ...more