Want to take a little trip to France? We invited 10 bloggers to journey to Paris with us… through the pages of a book! The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan is the story of two sisters living in belle epoque Paris. One sister, a young ballerina, becomes the model for Edgar Degas (you’ve heard of him before, right?) and is immortalized in his piece, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. The other sister finds herself caught up in a dangerous love affair that leads her lower into society. Captivating and gorgeously written, this book will take you on an unforgettable journey.
So, there you have the description. But what did the bloggers think?
Find out this week and next as they share their reviews on The Painted Girls blog tour! You can follow along by checking this blog, visiting the blogs below on their tour dates, or by following on twitter with the hashtag #PaintedGirlsBT.
The bloggers will also be sharing their other favourite historical fiction reads, and exclusive Q&As or guest posts from author Cathy Marie Buchanan, so be sure to watch for those!
Here are the stops on The Painted Girls Blog Tour:
January 8th: Review by Book Drunkard
“I knew when I received my copy of The Painted Girls I was in for a treat… I was not disappointed – in fact, I was completely overwhelmed with how wonderful the book is. Every word was a joy to read.” ~ Martina. Read her full review here.
January 10th: Review by Just a Lil’ Lost
“I cannot sing enough praise about this book. It has everything that I love in it: Paris, ballet, a crime to solve and it’s written by a Canadian author.” ~ Michele. Read her full review here.
January 11th: Review by Cozy Up with a Good Read
“I loved that this story takes readers to a dark place and yet it is still such a magical story.” ~ Andrea. Read her full review here.
January 12th: Review by Novel Escapes
“The relationship between the three girls was portrayed marvellously, and I’m certain that anyone that has a sister will cherish The Painted Girls even more.” ~ Lydia. Read her full review here.
January 14th: Review by Peeking Between the Pages
“Every single word and phrase takes you away to another place and time and opens up the world of artists and dancers in such a way that will evoke emotions within you and keep you enthralled within its pages and the lives it portrays. An excellent novel by a brilliant writer…” ~ Darlene. Read her full review here.
January 15th: Review by Daisy’s Book Journal
“The story of the relationship between Marie and Antoinette as well as the glimpse into 19th century Paris was spectacular. Even though it’s fiction, I loved that it was about real people.” ~ Marie. Read her full review here.
January 16th: Review by Mrs. Q Book Addict
“The Painted Girls is filled with meticulous research and well rounded characters. Paris during the 1880’s was difficult, and dangerous, Buchanan doesn’t spare readers the details. Her style quickly draws readers in, and holds their attention.” ~ Jennifer. Read her full review here.
“Cathy Marie Buchanan has written yet another book that I think should be on English lit curriculum in high school (the higher end) or even in college lit. She writes about history well and makes the make -believe parts seem believable.” ~ Cat. Read her full review here.
January 19th: Review by Serendipitous Readings
We hope you’ll follow along with The Painted Girls tour! If you get the chance to pick up the book please let us know what you think, or tweet your own review with the hashtag #PaintedGirlsBT.
The Savvy Reader