The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

The Witch of Painted SorrowsSynopsis:

Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.

Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse.

This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery.


My thoughts:

I found this book on Netgalley and thought it sounded very interesting so I was happy when I got approved for it.

It was pretty easy to get into the setting of the book and I enjoyed the historical setting quite a lot.

I found the beginning a little slow but it picked up after a few chapters.

 It was a good read with some twist and turns, some great action. It also was an emotional roller coaster for me and lets not forget some romance.

I liked all the characters but must say that I had a hard time with Sandrine in the beginning. She seemed kind of annoying but I grew to like and understand her better as the book went along.

Overall, I thought this was fast good read with some great magic.

I rate it at 3 ½ ★

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*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


Will be available March 17th 2015

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