Mistral's Daughter Author:Judith Krantz Three unforgettable women and a man of genius... — The story of threee passionate heroines whose shared legacy--and destiny--is their love for the same dominating, tempestuous man--the great painter Julien Mistral. Mistral, like the fierce wind of Provence that shares his name, leaves no one in his path unchanged. The story begins in 1920s Pari... more »s. Maggy Lunel--a flamboyant redhead with the innocence of Gigi and the style of Coco Chanel--comes to seek her fortune as a model. She quickly becomes the toast of Montparnasse and is swept into an affair with Mistral. Their few turbulent months together inspire his first major paintings and rob Maggy of her innocence.
Maggy is Mistral's first true inspiration, and though they separate, fate will always link them. Only years later when he meets Teddy Lunel, Maggy's daughter, does the obsessed Mistral discover his greatest love. Teddy is the top photographic model of the 1950s. She and Mistral abandon everyone and everything in their reckless love.
And then there is Fauve, Mistral's Daughter. Lovely, high-spirited and fearless, when an ugly secret of his past is revealed, only Fauve challenges Mistral. And it is through his devotion to her that Mistral's genius reaches its ultimate expression.
Mistral's Daughter covers decades of eventful, richly detailed drama as the story progresses from the glorious party of the 1920s through World War II and into the 1980s.« less