Hello! How as your weekend? I hope it was a good one and I hope you’re ready today to consider what you’re going to be reading over the next couple of months. I’m sincerely hoping it will be The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell. And here’s why . . .
Maggie O’Farrell is a gifted writer and creates incredibly beautiful settings for her characters. Those characters run the gamut from naïve and frightened virgin heroine, a plotting and evil (or is he?) duke, a controlling and manipulative father, and brood of siblings, and a whole host of others to round out the story. There is art and lavish imagery, there are magical animals, dark castles with winding stairways, courtly rituals, beautiful gowns and so much more. The book is, quite literally, like stepping into a painting of the Italian renaissance.
If I haven’t intrigued you yet, I think this clip of Maggie O’Farrell introducing the book should seal the deal.
I truly hope you will Read With Us as we take on The Marriage Portrait.
That’s a great clip with Maggie O’Farrell and I am so looking forward to reading this book! I’m going to try to wait a bit so that I finish it closer to our discussion.
You’re right! Maggie O’Farrell’s synopsis sounds most intriguing!
That is a great clip and I am happy to report I am moving up on the hold list at the library!
I hope lots of people will be inspired to read with us! This is a good book — and will be fun to talk about.
Loved watching that clip — and now I’m even more excited to read it! It’s next on my TBR pile, and I already know I’m going to love it just hearing about the synopsis.
A great book and I think it will also provide plenty of areas for discussion!
Will stop by my LBS to pick it up! Thanks for the introduction to it!
So fun to see M.O. talking about the book. Looking forward to it!
I’ve got the audiobook!
Thank you for sharing that clip. I am looking forward to reading this book even more.
So many people really loved (love) this book! There are many women’s issued packed into the story of the Duchess and the discussion will be good!