Celeste Martin dreams of becoming an artist like her famous father, but years of self-doubt find her working at the Louvre copying other people's paintings. When her father mysteriously abandons her and her young brother, she must find a way to support them. Unless she can overcome her insecurities, forging her father's work appears to be her best option—until a handsome American starts asking too many questions.
Alexander Bennett believes in reason over emotion. He uses science to analyze paintings uncovering frauds to provide his wealthy clients with certified originals. After the authenticity of a Cyrus Martin painting comes into question, he grows suspicious of the man's beguiling daughter. Unfortunately, whenever he is near her emotion takes over.
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About the Author
Aster Stillwell is a hopeless romantic who believes everyone deserves a happy ever after.
She studied art for eight years, traveling to Spain, Greece, Italy and France to see some of the world’s greatest masterpieces first hand. Her interest in history and art, led her to combine them in her Belle Époque Series. The first novel in this series, Sweet Celeste, won first place in the 2017 Pages from the Heart unpublished historical category.
When she is not writing or traveling, she can be found with her husband of twenty-seven years walking along the New England coast with their golden retriever or cooking up meals for her two wonderful daughters.