Alyson Richman captures the reader's heart through the eyes of Marguerite Gachet, the daughter of Dr. Gachet -- the doctor who cared for Van Gogh during his last few months of life. A historical story and a story of a young girl's first love. Unfortunately her love for Van Gogh could never develop and the reasons for this are understandable, yet still leave a sense of yearning for the reader. The reader will get a better feel for the landscape of the French village Auvers-sur-oise, the last place Van Gogh was an intimate part of. Insight about Van Gogh's struggles come alive through Marguerite's perspective. This book will make you a fan of Van Gogh's and you'll want to research all of the characters mentioned in the book. It was an enthralling read!
Interesting concept, based on historical research of the possiblility of Van Gogh having an affair with his doctor's daughter. The author describe's the artist's painting style and his temperment as well as the herbal medicines he was taking for his depression. It was a fast read and unusual love story which leads the reader to quesioning the possibility of it actually happening.