In 1900, young women in St. Louis society must conform to certain expectations. But Deborah Huntworth longs to paint the world as she sees it—radiating with color and light. The death of her pitiless great-aunt at last releases Deborah: finally she’s free to pursue her artistic dreams and to reclaim the beloved child who was taken from her. But disaster awaits on the island of Martinique. Will the gift of her art be enough to carry her through tragedy?
“A wild, lush, and tempestuous journey from Saint Louis to New York City and across the ocean to the Pearl of the West Indies.” —Dorothy Rice, author of The Reluctant Artist
“Lois Ann Abraham is at the top of her game. This book is escapism at its finest, and I devoured it with a knife and fork—I couldn’t put it down—and still I am hungry for more…You must read this book.” —Jodi Angel, author of You Only Get Letters From Jail
“A compelling and important story.” —Mary Camarillo, author of The Lockhart Women