Bonfire of the Vanderbilts

Bonfire of the Vanderbilts In Paris Julius Stewart painted The Baptism a Vanderbilt family scene that contains an embarrassing secret In the present day art historian Grace Atwood becomes obsessed with the painting and

  • Title: Bonfire of the Vanderbilts
  • Author: Gerald Everett Jones
  • ISBN: 9780996543804
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1892 Paris, Julius Stewart painted The Baptism, a Vanderbilt family scene that contains an embarrassing secret In the present day, art historian Grace Atwood becomes obsessed with the painting and its hidden clues for reasons that have to do with her personal ghosts Either her doting husband is trying to make her think she s crazy, or she really is in the early sIn 1892 Paris, Julius Stewart painted The Baptism, a Vanderbilt family scene that contains an embarrassing secret In the present day, art historian Grace Atwood becomes obsessed with the painting and its hidden clues for reasons that have to do with her personal ghosts Either her doting husband is trying to make her think she s crazy, or she really is in the early stages of dementia.

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    1. I am not a gusherbut i just may break my own rule and do so for this book, Bonfire of the Vanderbilts. I can NOT say enough about how well written it is. I've liked this author for awhile now, but THIS book takes the literary cake! Generations have questioned the meaning of the painting THE BAPTISM by Julius Stewart so plan on joining the ranks's that intriguing. A mystery within a mystery with a setting that goes between the present day and the late 1800's. It's not a book you can fly through,t [...]

    2. After the groundbreaking "Mr. Ballpoint", one of my all-time favorite novels, I've come to expect the best from Gerald Everett Jones. This latest effort certainly meets, if not exceeds, those expectations. Mr. Jones' writing enters me like a sweet liqueur. His style is unique, yet somehow familiar. There is a soothing consistent wholeness to the way his narration partners with his story line. It almost feels like I'm watching a movie when I read his novels. Which is not to say that he ever slips [...]

    3. I was blessed enough to be given a free paperback copy of this book from the author in person at the Los Angeles Festival of books event this year in exchange for my honest review of the book which is as follows: I want to start by saying that I am not an art person so I personally don't understand the "scandal" behind the painting however once I got into the storylines of the characters I was interested in the book more. I personally enjoyed the middle to last half of the book the best. Overall [...]

    4. I won this book through . This was a really good historical erish read. I could not put it down. I had to see what was next, loved it.

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