My last Wishlist Wednesday book of 2012
The Painter's Apprentice
Blurb from Goodreads
1688. Beth Ambrose has lead a sheltered life within the walls of Merryfields, her family home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls. A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, a troubled resident at Merryfields, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice. But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at their door in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. Meanwhile, Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfil her artistic ambitions. But she soon realises it comes at a price. As the Glorious Revolution begins to throw the whole country into turmoil, can Beth find the courage to follow her heart and defend all she holds dear? And change the course of history for good.
I've had this one on my wishlist since I discovered that Charlotte Betts had written a second book. I read her first book The Apothecary's Daughter in March 2012 and was completely blown away by the story telling images she portrayed in this book.
I hope its not too long before I get hold of a copy of The Painters Apprentice.