Free on December 6, 2012!

Thank you for visiting my blog, now chronicling the early years of French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) and his friends Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Édouard Manet (1832-1883), Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and Lourens Tadema (later Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1836-1912).

My new release, The Hammock:  A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot, illustrated with 17 full-color, high-resolution fine art images courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library, is free on December 6, 2012 at http://amzn.to/RBCZiu.

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You will find a review at the bottom of this post.

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Lucy Paquette

P.S.  As of the end of the day on December 6, 2012, readers have downloaded 346 free copies of my novel in 48 hours!  Thank you!  Enjoy it.

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Review from amazon.com:

5.0 out of 5 stars When Artistic Skill and Societal Morals Collide, November 1, 2012

By Linda L. McBrideSee all my reviews

This review is from: The Hammock: A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot (Kindle Edition)

As learning a new language opens doors to a new culture, this novel provides the reader with a very personal understanding of the lives, the motivations, the drive, the passion, and the constraints of some of the most talented artists of their time. This book is not about art history; rather, it brings these artists vibrantly to life in a compelling and entertaining story. Ms. Paquette’s thorough research, attention to detail, and skillful writing colorfully illustrate the story of French painter James Tissot, a man so talented his paintings fairly leap off the canvas but whose inner demons and drive to succeed fatally collide with societal norms. The book is graced by the addition of beautiful reproductions of paintings that have been woven into the story so that the reader can feel a close connection to each piece of fine art almost as if he or she was in on the secret behind each one. One need not be a student of art to find this book enjoyable. It is, quite simply, a great story backed by well-researched facts. Kudos to Ms. Paquette on a fine inaugural book.

Les Adieux (The Farewells) 1871, by James Tissot, oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 24 5/8, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, U.K.

Les Adieux (The Farewells) 1871, by James Tissot, oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 24 5/8, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, U.K.  Courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library for use in The Hammock:  A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot by Lucy Paquette © 2012