The Portrait Of Evienne
Sixteen-year-old Evienne de Roussel has dreamed of one thing since she was a little girl. More than anything, she wants to be a part of the glittering court of Versailles, flirt, dance, and wear beautiful clothing like her idol, Madame Pompadour.
Time goes on, and on the day of her sixteenth birthday, Evienne learns something shocking about herself that will change her life forever. When family shame and tragedy bring her a new name, a new husband, and a place in Versailles, she quickly learns every dream has a dark side.
Evienne meets Pierre de Ailiot, a widower with piercing blue eyes, a dimpled smile, and the most macabre job at Court. Monsieur de Ailiot paints those who are condemned to die, finding beauty and humanity in their final moments. He tries to mitigate the difficulties of his work and his broken heart with his other passion: painting beautiful women.
When the two are swept together during the tumultuous demise of one of history's most opulent eras, intrigue and scandal make them both legendary--and works of art some wish to see destroyed.
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