Date(s) - 10/08/2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Jose Woman's Club
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Please join us to celebrate the launch of my new novel, Ophelia’s Muse! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, a Victorian photo booth and guest caricatures, and a talk about the Pre-Raphaelite painters and the gorgeous women who inspired their work.
About the Book: With her pale, luminous skin and cloud of copper-colored hair, nineteen-year-old Lizzie Siddal looks nothing like the rosy-cheeked ideal of Victorian beauty. Working in a London milliner’s shop, Lizzie stitches elegant bonnets destined for wealthier young women, until a chance meeting brings her to the attention of painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Enchanted both by her ethereal appearance and her artistic ambitions–quite out of place for a shop girl–Rossetti draws her into his glittering world of salons and bohemian soirees.