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Stormi's Review: Painter of Time by Matthew O'Connell

Author Provided Copy Publisher: Station Square Media Released: November 10th 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Length: 273 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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Bronx born and bred, Mackenzie Ferrara is both nervous and excited to begin her career as a restorer of fine art at the prestigious Cloisters in New York City. The star of the restoration team is a handsome Italian named Anthony Bataglia, world renowned for his ability to bring pre-Renaissance treasures back to life. Despite a rocky start, the two form a close working relationship, which Mackenzie hopes will blossom into something more. But the more she works with him the more she notices peculiar patterns and unexplainable similarities in all of his restorations. Is Anthony really who he claims to be? Too many strange coincidences lead Mackenzie and her father, a retired detective, to think otherwise.

Something is clearly not what it seems to be with the dashing Mr. Bataglia, and the resourceful Mackenzie is determined to get to the bottom of it. What she finds is even more incredible — and shocking — than she could ever imagine. Weaving its way between the dawn of the Renaissance and modern day New York, The Painter of Time explores the cost of pursuing fame and fortune at the expense of true art. Four Boundless Stars I have never been an artistic person so some of the stuff in this book was a little over my head, but this book painted its own picture. Some of the book follows modern day characters who are also restorers. It also follows the painters of the past who gave them the things to restore. Along the way some questions arise and everything and everyone is not who or what they seem to be.

I was kind of weary when I began this book, I honestly thought it would be a bit boring but it was really interesting. It gives history, modernism, mystery, and intrigue. It was written very well and had characters that were interesting to follow and easy to love.

Overall, I'm really glad I was able to read this book and had the chance to review it.

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