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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayer

Kat Lind, an American expatriate living in London with her entrepreneur husband and their young son, attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls. The portraits are evidence of a long-ago love affair with the artist, Daniel Blake. Unbeknownst to her, he has continued to paint her ever since. Kat is seduced by her reflection on canvas and when Daniel appears in London, she finds herself drawn back into the sins and solace of a past that suddenly no longer seems so far away.

When the portraits catch the attention of the public, threatening to reveal not only her identity, but all that lies beyond the edges of the canvases, Kat comes face to face with the true price of their beauty and with all that she now could lose.

Moving between the glamour of the London art world and the sensuous days of a love affair in a dusty Paris studio, life and art bleed together as Daniel and Kat's lives spin out of control, leading to a conclusion that is anything but inevitable. @goodreads



I have to say when I first saw the cover of this book I wanted to read it. I read the blurb and thought it sounded good. Unfortunately, this was a 2 star rating through most of the book until I got closer to the end.

The story is about Kat, Jonathan and to a certain extent, their little son Will. They are living in a house they are fixing up. But Jonathan has to go to Hong Kong for work and Will goes off with other family members visiting.

I got confused because all of the sudden the book is talking about their family and then it's talking about Kat and her roommate. I thought wait, they don't have a roommate and I realized it jumped to the past. There was no, back in the day... etc.

The past is talking about how she met her former lover and artist, Daniel. Apparently they were so in love back in the day until some things happened and they ended it. Now, Daniel has shown up in her present and he's still painting pictures and they are still of her from when they were together. He's a very popular artist or up and coming. They start hanging out and other stuff.

The thing is, I wasn't invested in any of these characters. I didn't feel one thing for them until the end when some more tragic stuff occurred. I mean I feel for people when something really bad happens.

I was hoping to love this book but I just didn't feel it. Even though it wasn't totally for me doesn't mean other people won't love it to death. I just happen to think it was okay and that's good enough for me. :-)

*I would like to thank Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*





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