A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter
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The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil
War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of
work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce
determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to
Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late; her sister Lydia
is falling mysteriously ill; and, worse, Mary is beginning to doubt
herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her
life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for
the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So
begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of
In I Always Loved You, Robin Oliveira
brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris,
writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of
the human heart.