I Always Loved You

  • by Robin Oliveira
  • Narrated by Mozhan Marnot
  • 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.
In I Always Loved You, Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.

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A relationship of speculation investigated

A sweet story of two great artists and their relationship both professional and personal. Well performed and a fun read for anyone interested in what these two were really up to.
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- Cathy Carmack

Phenomenal book

Fantastic book! There is great detail regarding the setting. I loved the story as well as the characters.
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- Mackenna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio