Read The Witch of Painted Sorrows (The Daughters of La Lune, #1) Online Free - Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.
Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.
Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse.
This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery.
|Title||:||The Witch of Painted Sorrows (The Daughters of La Lune, #1)|
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October 02, 2015
"Love was the only reason to do anything. The only value worth living for. A goal truly worth making any sacrifice for."
1890 France, an eloquent portrayal of the so called courtesans, fine exhibition of *ahem* erotic paintings, wild and passionate display of something more than just erotic pa...
January 27, 2015
M.J. Rose is one of the masters (mistresses?) of romantic suspense, and THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS shows just how good she is. If you like a little erotic romance with your thrills -- and a dash of the supernatural -- you're going to love reading this.
This isn't really the kind of book I ordina...
February 16, 2015
*I'll be posting the review tomorrow*
May 16, 2017
An 1800's French Romance with a twist...
I HATED the heroine. She was weak, conniving, and deserved to die from her own stupidity. She lied to, and stole from her loving grandmother who gave her refuge from her husband.
This book almost became a DNR
But curiosity got the best of me. I...
March 25, 2015
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.
I have mixed feelings regarding this book. I was so excited to read this book since the description held such promise. I saw that this book was set in Belle Époque Paris during the late 1800s and it just sounded wonderful. I thought tha...
November 27, 2017
I have for a while now wanted to read an M.J. Rose book. The stories in the books have intrigued me and I love the covers for them. I was quite glad when I got the chance to read this new one.
Sandrine Salome has left her husband and fled New York to take refuge at her grandmother's house in Paris...
March 17, 2015
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Release Date: March 17 th
DNF at 30%
I'll start with the positives: The pretty cover and the enticing title...both of them, made me click the request button.
The story is mainly told in such a boring, fastidious way, that I cannot in full...
January 13, 2015
Set in 1890s Paris, The Witch of Painted Sorrows is an irresistibly atmospheric, flavorful and intensely captivating gothic novel.
I was thoroughly impressed with M.J. Rose's smooth and spellbinding writing style and the amount of historical and cultural detail she included in this story. The com...
July 22, 2016
The setting creates an amazing ambiance – belle epoque Paris stirs the peruses attention, conjures the imagination. Rose takes full advantage and fulfills expectations with unbridled intent.
Rose manipulates language in such an enticing manner, enhancing the entire narrative, hypnotizing, sultry w...
February 02, 2015
M.J. Rose’s new novel, The Witch of Painted Sorrows, feels more like a very long draft of a novel rather than a fleshed-and-thought out story.
Along those lines, Sorrows does not pick up until the last 100 pages or so. Up to that point, it’s a horrible slog, not just a slog like the last 100 page...