Things are moving along with Work of Art, and it now has eight 5-star reviews at Amazon! Huzzah! The great feedback comes as a huge relief to me, because my previous efforts have been historical love stories. For those of you who don’t yet know about this latest release, it is a far cry from my usual genre. Work of Art is a combination love story and thriller set in historical New York with a creepy twist that I hope will make you think twice about turning out the light! Here is the blurb:
Every girl dreams of a handsome Prince Charming to whisk her away to a fairytale ending. For Del Ryan it seemed unlikely, but that’s exactly what happened.
In 1874, New York booms with prosperity and conspicuous consumption with a clear social divide between classes. Del Ryan, an intelligent and talented Irish immigrant, works as a lady’s maid for a society matron. Although plain and unassuming, she is an accomplished artist with the gift of clairvoyance. She meets Killian Arthur, a golden god from a privileged New York family. Fascinated by her, Killian transforms Del into a fine lady, the toast of her new class of friends.
But things are not always what they seem. Rough Irish Jimmy Sheehan has always thought of Del as his own and warns her that there is something not quite right about her suitor. Is he simply jealous, or does he want the best for the woman he loves?
Then the fairytale takes a violent turn when girls from Del’s neighborhood start turning up dead. Del witnesses the murders through her disturbing visions and realizes that with each new victim, the killer is getting closer. Will his identity be revealed before he comes for her?
And here’s one of my most recent reviews. This one tickled me so much because the reviewer, Stephanie M. Neighbour of Chucklespace.com–a fabulous writer and blogger with a wickedly humorous take on real life events–does not typically read fiction. I feel honored that she broke away from her usual fare to read Work of Art and am thrilled that she liked it!
5.0 of 5 stars Kept me on the edge of my seat… June 21, 2013
One of my other recent reviews (another 5-star) comes from Arleigh Johnson at Historical-Fiction.com, who also reviews for the Historical Novel Society. Again, I feel fortunate to have garnered such fine marks, and I am over the moon that she liked the book! To read Arleigh’s review of Work of Art click here.