Unveiling

Unveiling Still reeling from her recent divorce Rachel Piers steps off the plane in Rome prepared to embark on a demanding art restoration project that could enhance her reputation as a rising star in her pro

  • Title: Unveiling
  • Author: Suzanne M. Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9781557253545
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Still reeling from her recent divorce, Rachel Piers steps off the plane in Rome, prepared to embark on a demanding art restoration project that could enhance her reputation as a rising star in her profession As she uncovers layers of grime on what could prove to be a lost Flemish masterpiece, Rachel finds that layers of her own soul layers that she would rather have keptStill reeling from her recent divorce, Rachel Piers steps off the plane in Rome, prepared to embark on a demanding art restoration project that could enhance her reputation as a rising star in her profession As she uncovers layers of grime on what could prove to be a lost Flemish masterpiece, Rachel finds that layers of her own soul layers that she would rather have kept hidden are being stripped away.Imbued with historical and artistic detail, Unveiling will appeal to readers of A.S Byatt s Possession and Tracy Chevalier s Girl with a Pearl Earring Beautifully written, it brings the venerable city of Rome vividly to life and illuminates the power of art, imagination, and beauty to speak directly to the heart.

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    1. I finished this book at least a month ago. Already, I've forgotten most of it, and sadly, that is probably the most revealing review I can provide. The book jacket crows that Unveiling is a novel readers of Byatt's Possession will love, which is simply not true. Readers of Possession will wonder where the hell character, plot, and narrative are.Unveiling is this: A Year in Tuscany meets Danielle Steel or Tracy Chevalier, set in Rome. The story is painfully predictable and the characters little m [...]

    2. Well researched and interesting reading. Somehow the characters didn't come alive for me, but I did enjoy the plot. There were some major gaps in the storytelling, as well as some beautifully written portions. It seemed to me like the effort of a writer with great potential who needs a lot of polishing.

    3. This was a really nice fiction book about an art restorer who traveled to Rome to take a look at, restore, and authenticate a painting in a small, unassuming church. Everyone thinks this painting might be a lost work by a famous artist but it takes serious work to reveal the truth. I enjoyed it very much and read it in one sitting.

    4. I was in a thrift store the other day and found this intriguing first novel.A recently-divorced painting restorer, Rachel Piers, travels to Italy to restore a painting. If the painting is by a famous master, it will become a fund raiser for the corporation which sponsers the restoration. If not, it could become a professional embarrasment.What I liked:A good story: well paced, and with surprises throughout.A psychological mystery: family secrets brought into the light, forgiveness and healing.A [...]

    5. "Unveiling" tells the story of Rachael, a skilled conservationist of art, who leaves her home in New York, and travels to Rome to restore a piece of medieval art on commission. She's escaping her recent divorce (much to the chagrin of her mother), and still attempting to deal with adolescent drama. I must say that when I picked this book up from the library, I was prepared for another quick, light "chick-lit" read. The first half of the book seemed headed in that direction, although Wolfe clearl [...]

    6. Debating one or two stars. I finished it, so that's something, but the book felt half-done. It should have been twice as long as it was there were so many awkward jumps and so much missing information. The story has promise, but it was poorly executed. Steer clear of the fiction by this author. I see she has coauthored books on prayer - perhaps those are better.

    7. Beautifully written story of a young woman, her marriage and personal life in tatters, goes to Rome to work on an art conservation project. There, in addition to her art conservation work, she comes to a knowledge of herself, unveiling her soul. Her character is powerfully drawn, as is the setting of Rome, which really comes alive in this book.

    8. I found this to be a very enjoyable, enlightening story revolving around the restoration of a painting in an ancient chapel in Rome. An understated love story. This is a nice, easy read.

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