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The Library of Light and Shadow
The Library of Light and Shadow: A Novel | M. J. Rose
In this riveting and richly drawn novel from one of the master storytellers of historical fiction (New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams), a talented young artist flees New York for the South of France after one of her scandalous drawings reveals a dark secretand triggers a terrible tragedy. In the wake of a dark and brutal World War, the glitz and glamour of 1925 Manhattan shine like a beacon for the high society set, desperate to keep their gaze firmly fixed to the future. But Delphine Duplessi sees more than most. At a time in her career when she could easily be unknown and penniless, like so many of her classmates from Lcole des Beaux Arts, in America she has gained notoriety for her stunning shadow portraits that frequently expose her subjects most scandalous secrets. Most nights Delphine doesnt mind that her gift has become mere entertainmenta party trickfor the fashionable crowd. Then, on a snowy night in February, in a penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, Delphines mystical talent leads to a tragedy between two brothers. Devastated and disconsolate, Delphine renounces her gift and returns to her old life in the south of France where Picasso, Matisse, and the Fitzgeralds are summering. There, Delphine is thrust into recapturing the past. First by her charismatic twin brother and business manager Sebastian who attempts to cajole her back to work and into co-dependence, then by the world famous opera singer Emma Calv, who is obsessed with the writings of the fourteenth-century alchemist Nicolas Flamel. And finally by her ex-lover Mathieu, who is determined to lure her back into his arms, unaware of the danger that led Delphine to flee Paris for New York five years before. Trapped in an ancient chateau where hidden knowledge lurks in the shadows, Delphine questions everything and everyone she loves the mosther art, her magick, her family, and Mathieuin an effort to accept them as the gifts they are. Only there can she shed her fear of loving and living with her eyes wide open.
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The cover is what drew me to this book. Even though it is book 3 in the series I was able to jump right in. I liked it, a lot. I loved the mc and how the author wove fantasy with historical fiction. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Melissa_J I think I might have the first two books in this series on my shelves 🤔 2y
TheSpineView @Melissa_J At some I might get around to reading the first two. 😊 2y
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Finishing my #LitsyPartyofOne with a new-to-me author. I picked this one up based purely on the title. Fingers crossed!

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Reecaspieces I enjoyed this book. And the series is super 2y
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Grabbed this one from the library like i dont have a trillion books to read already! But this cover....😍

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2 parts historical + 1 part Fantasy + 1 part romance = this book.

MinDea Hmmmm ... I am intrigued! 2y
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I love M.J. Rose. She has been a favorite of mine for quite a while. Her books just take you everywhere. I enjoy how she weaves history and mysticism throughout her stories! It's such an adventure to read her creative novels.
Full review https://reecaspieces.com/2017/08/10/the-library-of-light-and-shadow-by-m-j-rose/

Debiw781 Her books are so intriguing 3y
Reecaspieces @Debiw781 they really are!! 3y
kspenmoll Sounds like a read for me! Thanks! 3y
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Finally gave up on this one. I don't know why, but I just couldn't get into it. Not awful, but not engaging for me.

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Ringo needs to check out all the new books I start. 📖🐱🌙

Zelma He looks very sweet. 😻 3y
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Book 3 in the Daughters of La Lune series. I love this series because it doesn't fit into one genre. It's Historical Romantic Suspense with some Fantasy mixed in.

jessicarenee I just got this from the library. I'm excited to start it. I love the series too! 3y
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If you've read MJ Rose before, everything you've come to expect is here: mysticism and witchcraft, France, a good mystery, and plenty of sex. The story of the Duplessi Family continues in this entry which focuses on Delphine, who can paint people's secrets. Not the best in the La Lune series, but still a good read. See https://itsallaboutthebook.org/2017/06/25/the-library-of-light-shadow-by-mj-rose... for a full review.

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Chores done, puppies bathed. #LitsyPartyOfOne begins for the day. #dogsoflitsy #beaglesoflitsy

Karkar What cuties 🐶🐶🐾🐾❤️❤️ 3y
Librariana Aww! My hubby and I were proud puppy parents of a sweet beagle named Hannah 😊❤🐶 She was such a good girl. Looks like your two are just as precious and loved! 3y
LaurenReads Beagles are the best!! 3y
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SoniaC They are adorable. 3y
Tanner Ohhh, so cute! Beagles really are the best. I miss mine very much. 3y
minkyb Very cute! 3y
UwannaPublishme Awwwww! Adorable! 😍 3y
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Digging into this new offering from MJ Rose while sitting beside a lovely lake in northern NY, with two tuckered out pups keeping me company. They caught the scent of something in the woods and took off about an hour ago, so now they are leashed. Love Rose's earlier books, and this one is keeping my interest. #dogsoflitsy #summervacation

Scurvygirl Ooh! Freshies! 😻 3y
ScientistSam What a lovely view! 3y
LeahBergen Beagle noses?? 3y
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PatriciaU You know it, @LeahBergen ! I was worried they were after a skunk! 3y
LeahBergen Yikes! My "dog-niece" is a beagle/border collie cross. ? 3y
Suet624 Beautiful spot! 3y
Zelma Lovely view. That looks like my ideal happy place. 😁👍 3y
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