Item description for A Portrait of Marguerite by Kate Lloyd...
Real-life contemporary novel.
When single mom Marguerite Carr's son leaves for college, she feels as though her life has lost its purpose. When a friend drags Marguerite to a drawing class--her first since college--she rediscovers her long-lost passion for painting, finds unexpected love, and begins a relationship with God.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1589190564 ISBN13 9781589190566
Availability 0 units.
More About Kate Lloyd
Kate Lloyd is a novelist whose books include A Portrait of Marguerite and the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. A native of Baltimore, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania and is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Portrait of Marguerite?
A Great Book for Boomer Women Apr 26, 2007
I don't read a lot of women's fiction, but I really enjoyed this book. Lloyd has captured the angst that so many of us empty nesters feel as our one and onlys leave and we are left to flounder. To create a life separate from our children. She has a great concept in focusing on women rediscovering themselves. The loss of self is almost universal, at least among those of us who stayed home and raised our kids and now wonder where we got lost in the process. I hope her next book is about a writer!
wonderful inspirational romance Feb 9, 2007
With her son Rob off to college, fortyish single mom Marguerite Carr feels her life is over as the empty nest syndrome slams her big time. Her best friend Laurie bullies a reluctant Marguerite to attend Beginning Drawing at the college; the "crime scene" where she met Rob's father Phil. However, the instructor is a bit of a surprise as Henry Marsh is no more than a decade older than her and has no ring.
However a set back in her mind occurs when her ex husband Phil introduces Professor Henry to Marguerite and Laurie. Phil has failed Rob and her too many times to matter though he remains attractive; Laurie thinks he is even better than ever. Meanwhile Marguerite finds her love for art especially drawing remains as strong as it was twenty years ago when she passionatly painted. Over the semester Henry proves a kind caring person who is smitten with Marguerite. As she reciprocates his feelings, she has doubts about men, love, and even God while Henry tries to prove his love with A PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE.
This is a well written character study of a woman whose only reason for existence over the past two decades is her son until now when she begins to understand that life is so much greater if one passionately goes for it as God would want of his children. Marguerite is a fabulous lead character who learns to believe in the Lord, herself, and her love for Henry as even the darkest secrets are nothings when willingly revealed in the light. Readers will enjoy this wonderful inspirational romance that feels so real even when everything comes together too perfectly to be plausible as Kate Lloyd's talent shines.
A masterpiece of fiction Nov 19, 2006
Written like a true artist, each page adding more color and beauty to the story. I loved it. I loved looking forward to reading a little more each night, wanting it to last forever...but I hit a point and couldn't put it down--just had to see the finished portrait. I wasn't disapointed!
A lovely and inspirational book about creativity Oct 11, 2006
This book is definitely for women who are seeking to learn more about themselves and about their own creativity. It has something for men, too, but I consider it a book that any woman will enjoy because it has a strong woman's voice. It is about seeking to know more about oneself, but it is also about being able to forgive past mistakes and learn from them. It is about forgivenes as well, and the ability to grow and learn from the mistakes of others. A lovely and inspirational book.
Can't wait for the sequel... Oct 10, 2006
I just finished the book and loved it, loved it, loved it!!! The story was compelling and I loved the Seattle background. There is nothing I love more than a good metaphor and each chapter was laced with them. It was delicious:))) Can't wait for the sequel...