I Can't Wait for... The Art of Love and Lies by Rebecca Anderson (Can't-Wait Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #booktwitter #newbooks #historicalromance #cleanromance #cleanreads #properromance @ShadowMountn @ProperRomance

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.

I've read some of this author's prior books. She's writing this one under a pen name and in a new genre. I'm very curious how she does in this new genre, although I'm assuming she does well. It's my pick this week...

The Art of Love and Lies
(A Proper Romance)
By Rebecca Anderson
Historical Romance, Clean & Wholesome Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 288 Pages
August 8, 2023 by Shadow Mountain


“Enchanting. An art thief can't prevent love from blooming.” ―Foreword Reviews, starred review

“Exciting historical romance. A tender love story.” ―Library Journal

“The romantic escapades of this unlikely duo will keep readers eagerly turning pages.” ―Publishers Weekly

A free-spirited artist teams up with a no-nonsense detective to capture a thief who has stolen a priceless Michaelangelo painting.

Manchester, England, 1857

Rosanna Hawkins is one of Manchester’s finest artists, even though no one knows her name. She reproduces “parlor versions” of classic masterpieces with near-perfect precision, which her employer then sells to the emerging upper-middle class families.

When the largest art exhibition ever to be held in England opens in Manchester, Rosanna is excited to visit. She meets the handsome Inspector Martin Harrison, who is head of security, and is immediately intrigued by his charm, confidence, and portrait-worthy good looks. The two spend many a flirtatious afternoon exploring the exhibition hall, discussing art, and sharing their secret hopes. Rosanna dreams of painting something original and meaningful, and Martin hopes to one day shed the shadow of his father’s notorious past.

But when they discover the theft of some of the paintings―and all the evidence points to Rosanna―she must convince Inspector Harrison she is innocent and proposes a plan to capture the real art thief.

It is a daring race to catch the criminal before he disappears with the most priceless piece in the collection―Michaelangelo’s The Manchester Madonna. If Rosanna and Inspector Harrison fail, not only will the painting be lost forever but so will their chance to paint their own happily ever after.

(Affiliate links included.)

Will you be reading this one?

No comments

Post a Comment

I love comments! I try to read and reply to them all. Feel free to agree or disagree and generally share your thoughts with me.