Like the captivating bestseller, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, this exciting new series explores the stories behind the girls featured in some of the world's most dazzling paintings. The year is 1879. Beautiful and headstrong orphan Aurelia Sandborn has no family to call her own. Fleeing from her sinister guardian, Aurelia finds herself in a Massachusetts village, where the townsfolk seem all too curious about her mysterious background. When Aurelia meets a charming boy named Wayland, she would like nto open her heart to him, but feels she cannot. Surprisingly she finds herself confiding the artist Winslow Homer, who is painting her portrait. And Homer himself may hold the key to the very truth about Aurelia's past...and future.
Anna Kirwan, best-selling author of two titles in The Royal Diaries series, Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia and Lady of Panque, Flower of Bacal, as well as a title in the Portrait series, Of Flowers and Shadows. She is an accomplished poet as well, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Alchemist's Retort and Alphabestiary. " Anna Kirwan lives in Sunderland, Massachusetts.