The Artist's Granddaughter

The Artist\'s Granddaughter

(Saturday, 21 January 2012)
Rating: 4

Book Reviewed by Bridget at The Romance Reviewsrn rnrn rnInspirational romance as a genre is quite a departure for me, but I was intrigued by the
thought of a long-lost love returning to the town—and the woman—he left behind, and the journey both characters would have to make in order to
find a future together. I am pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed—in fact, I was actually pleasantly surprised.rnrnMegan Roberts has scrimped
and saved ever since her parents' death so she can fulfill her father's last wish and purchase her grandfather's final painting at a local auction.
Left without a family, the painting has taken on an enormous significance to Megan, and she is determined to take it home with her, even if it takes
every cent of her savings. So when she loses the painting to a higher bidder, it doesn't seem that things can get much worse—until, that is, she
sees the man who won.rnrnMichael Kirk has changed in the fifteen years since Megan last saw him, but deep down, she knows he is the same man who she
loved with all her heart, and the same man who walked out of her life and never looked back. rnThere was a kind of literary magic that occurred when
Michael and Megan were together. All the fear and the hurt and the worry each character felt individually faded to the background when they spoke and
laughed and reminisced.rnrnAll in all, this was a charming story of love lost and found, and I was surprised by how much I came to care for the
characters and the small town of Carrolton. The depth of feeling in this story made each character memorable, and the plot had a few twists that
genuinely surprised me, making for a satisfying conclusion all around. Though I don't consider myself much of an expert in this particular genre, I
can say that I will be keeping my eye out for any more of Ms Bayne's books in the future!r

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