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Blog Tour: Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb: a Book Review

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Rodin's Lover
Author: Heather Webb
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Plume
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 320
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source:This book was given to me as part of a book tour in exchange for an honest review.


Synopsis: A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Époque France. 

     As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness.

     Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.

     My review: Rodin’s Lover tells a story of art, love, and betrayal in 19th century Paris. Camille Claudel comes from a middle-class family who expects her to marry well and produce sons. H…