The Betrayal by Anne Allen #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

The Betrayal is set mostly in Guernsey but in two eras. First, we find ourselves in 1940, where Teresa Bichard is distraught at leaving her husband, Leo, on the island while she flees to her family on the mainland with their baby daughter. The Germans are expected to invade imminently but Leo feels he mustContinue reading “The Betrayal by Anne Allen #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog”

Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston #FridayReads #RBRT

In Beryl Kingston’s latest novel, we follow the life of Rosie Goodison, from the day she sets out to become a nursemaid at Arundel Castle, at the age of 12.  She is told that she is, “nobody of consequence,” but she is a strong independent girl of the early 20th century and she is determinedContinue reading “Everybody’s Somebody by Beryl Kingston #FridayReads #RBRT”

The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

American Art History student Zelda Richardson loves her life in Amsterdam, but entrance into the Master’s course in Museum Studies depends on her performance as an intern at the Amsterdam Historical Museum. She is asked to work on an online project to restore 1500 paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War Two to theirContinue reading “The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog”

#AtoZChallenge Letter V

 is for Vermeer Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter of domestic interior scenes of everyday seventeenth century life.  Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is noted for his skillful portrayal of light.  He was a reasonably successful painter in his lifetime, but he left his wife and children inContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter V”