The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen is a sweet romantic historical novel beginning in the art studio of Sophia Dupont's father. Sophia assists him but keeps her own art work private. Wesley has come to assist Sophia's father, and she feels likes she is being put aside.
After Sophie and Wesley fall in love, he suddenly sails for Italy, leaving Sophia in a bad situation. Wesley's brother Stephen arrives seeking Wesley, meets Sophia, and then the story really develops.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Painter's Daughter. The descriptions of the landscapes and area made me feel as though I were there, and the story was so alive. There were many other characters in this book to fall in love with as well.
The Painter's Daughter provides such a lesson in life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing a good historical novel to read. I could not get enough of it and hated to see it come to a close.