The Art of Love and Lies by Rebecca Anderson

Get ready for summer reading 
with this amazing book titled,

The Art of Love and Lies
by Rebecca Anderson


A free-spirited artist teams up with a no-nonsense detective to capture a thief who has stolen a priceless Michelangelo painting

Manchester, England, 1857 

Rosanna Hawkins is one of Manchester’s finest artists, even though no one knows her name. She reproduces “parlor versions” of classic masterpieces with near-perfect precision, which her employer then sells to the emerging upper-middle class families of Manchester.

When the largest art exhibition ever to be held in Manchester opens, Rosanna attends, excited by the chance to sketch such famous works. When she meets the handsome Detective Martin Harrison, who is head of security for the exhibition, she is immediately intrigued by his charm, confidence, and canvas-worthy good looks. The two spend many a flirtatious afternoon exploring the exhibition hall, discussing art and sharing their secret hopes. Rosanna dreams of painting something original and meaningful, and Martin hopes to one day shed the shadow of his father’s notorious past.

The couple’s blossoming summer romance takes a strange turn when Rosanna recognizes her own works on display in the exhibition hall. Someone is stealing paintings and replacing them with her parlor version reproductions. When the evidence casts suspicion on her, Rosanna must convince Detective Harrison of her innocence and proposes a plan to capture the real art thief.

It is a daring race to catch the criminal before he disappears with the most priceless piece in the collection—Michelangelo’s 
Manchester Madonna. If Rosanna and Detective Harrison fail, not only will the painting be lost forever but so will their chance to rekindle their romance and paint their own happily ever after.

About the author:

Rebecca Anderson loves hiking, Broadway shows, rainstorms, food, books, and movies. She lives in the mountains and adores the ocean; she dreams of travel but loves staying home. Happiness is dabbling in lots of creative activities, afternoon naps, and cheese. All the cheese.

In my opinion: 

Well, I really enjoyed reading this Proper Romance by Rebecca Anderson. It took place in Manchester, England in 1857. Rosanna Hawkins is one of Manchester's finest artists and she produces parlor versions of classic masterpieces with near-perfect precision. There was a bit of romance when she meets Inspector Martin Harrison. Their relationship blossomed and I enjoyed their many walks as they explored the exhibition halls. There is also a bit of mystery and Inspector Harrison will need to discover the theft before it is too late. Someone steals Michelangelo's Manchester Madonna and although I figured it out early on, I appreciated the historical Victorian story. This will definitely be another one I'll reread because of the sweet romantic tale.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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