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I definitely enjoyed the book and would recommend it anyone I know who likes to read about other people's lives.
This is a lovely and revealing story of her life and family, even if, as the author says, much liberty is taken with facts, being that many were non-existent.
The flatly drawn characters utter melodramatic phrases, one after the other, creating a work that reads more like a soap opera script than a novel.
If you've ever wondered, after seeing John Singer Sargent's life size painting of Madame X in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who the model for this mysterious and seductive... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marie Wise
The book was in great condition. I've always been intrigued by the 2 paintings I've seen of Madame X. Glad I was able to finally read her story.Published 8 months ago by bcg's
Loved it! Good discussion in bookclub. Everyone differed on the Personalities of the characters and their motives and relationships. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shelly
The book was a new look, for me, at what life was like during the Civil War, here in the USA and the whole expat community life in Paris. A nice easy read.Published 13 months ago by Elaine Mendzela
When I look at portraits I often wonder who were these individuals that their essence was captured on the canvas. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr. Wilson Trivino
Tedious, tiresome, wooden, poorly written, lacking a narrative arc ... let's see, what else annoyed me about this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LSP NYC