Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet

May 10, 2010

Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet
By: Stephanie Cowell
330 pages

Claude knew he wanted to be a painter. It was what he lived and breathed. It was the only thing he wanted to do. He also knew his father wouldn't see it the same way. But for Claude Monet, where there's a dream there is determination to make that dream come true.

Much like Monet himself, Stephanie Cowell is an artist. Her writing is beautiful and descriptive. She brought the art world of the 1800s & 1900s to life. I've never been a big art person, but I loved reading about the artists, their friends, their work, & their accomplishments in this book. I was able to see everything the way she was describing it. The way Stephanie Cowell described everything, it was like I could close my eyes and be there in the middle of it all.

When Claude met the love of his life, Camille, in her Uncle's bookstore I could feel the magic. I fell in love with them as they fell in love with each other. Through their good and bad, love endured... as it should.

If you have time to get lost in the art world and immerse yourself among great characters, scenery, and the journey of making your dream come true I highly recommend this book!

Rating: Buy It!!!


A Buckeye Girl Reads on May 12, 2010 at 6:27 PM said...

I'm not one who likes to read about art..but I've yet to see a bad review for this book. I'll have to remember this when I'm in the mood for something different.

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