In Holland 1633, a woman'sambition has no place. Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to try to become the first woman admitted to the Haarlem painters guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint's relic. Both women's destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running counter to the city's most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. A vivid portrait of a remarkable artist, A Light of Her Own is a richly-woven story of grit against the backdrop of Rembrandt and an uncompromising religion. Story behind the story . . . The trail of Judith Leyster's career was so faint that only years after her death in 1660, collectors began attributing her few surviving paintings to other artists. She signed her work with only a beautiful, stylized monogram. Credit went to Frans Hals, Jan Miense Molenaer, and others. She would remain lost to history until 1893.
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing Company
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 444 g
Dimensions: 208 x 28 x 147 mm
"Featured in BookBub's list "13 New Novels to Read for Women's History Month" https://www.bookbub.com/blog/books-for-womens-history-month-editorial-blurbs
Interview: In conversation with author Mieke Eerkens The Refresh , http://www.therefresh.co/ Interview on the research, writing, and publishing process The Washington Independent Review of Books , http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/