"Fans of Maggie Shipstead’s novel Great Circle will find much to love…braided storylines, with romance, knowledgeable references to art history, and evocative descriptions of Amsterdam, New York, and Paris. … Molnar’s witty dialogue advances the plot briskly… An engrossing, impeccably researched tale connecting passionate, creative women across time." Kirkus Review

"…a delightful, original, and empowering story…" The BookLife Prize

"... an outstanding look at perseverance, overcoming... and being the strongest woman that you can be... a wonderful book that should be read by everyone." Michelle Cox


WHEN AUCTIONEER EMSLEY WILSON FINDS A 100-YEAR-OLD DIARY, the pages are full of surprises. The first surprise is, the diary belongs to Johanna Bonger, Vincent van Gogh's sister-in-law.

Johanna inherited Vincent's paintings. They were all she had, and they weren't worth anything. She was a young widow with a baby, without any means of supporting herself, living in Paris where she barely spoke the language. Yet she managed to introduce Vincent's legacy to the world.

The inspiration couldn't come at a better time for Emsley. With her business failing, an unexpected love turning her life upside-down and family secrets unraveling, can she find answers in the past?


"This book has me in my feels." Kaela Stokes

"I loved the story. The back and forth between present and past. I loved the pace of the book, not rushed but a perfect storytelling of a journey into acceptance and rebuilding of life." Judy Wagner

"... this book would be an excellent book club read. It's engaging and funny, with real depth of emothion that shines through... " Gretchen Coon

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