Publication Date: April 2019
ISBN-13 978-1-63555-058-0 ebook
ISBN-13 978-1-63555-057-3 paperback
Newly appointed art curator Molly Goode is committed to diversifying her museum’s collection. When Georgina Wright, the museum’s aloof benefactor, asks for Molly’s help in identifying the provenance of a 19th century portrait of social activist Josephine Brancaster, Molly welcomes the opportunity, even if it means spending time with the standoffish financier. But passions soon flare as the women uncover the heartbreaking story of doomed lesbian love behind the watercolor painted by Josephine’s lover, Edith Hewitt.
As their love blossoms, Molly is determined to display Edith’s portrait of Josephine and to tell their story in the museum, but she needs the influential Georgina to help convince the board. When an unforeseen twist in the painting’s provenance forces Georgina to confront her own painful past, will history repeat itself, or can Molly and Georgina’s love prevail?
A lyrical British voice.
Love’s Portrait is a slow burn contemporary romance, heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measures. Molly Goode is optimistic, quirky, and a little bit awkward. She drives a vintage yellow mini called ‘Daisy May’ and has a passion for art, red wine, and peanut butter.
Love’s Portrait Finalist in the 2019 Rainbow Awards.
Love’s Portrait Finalist in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards
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If you would like to hear about the inspiration behind Love’s Portrait click here to listen to me chatting with Clare Lydon on ‘The Lesbian Book Club’ and here to learn about the real life abolitionists Elizabeth Heyrick and Susanna Watts.
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