I am so excited to announce the release of my first audiobook!! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is now available on Audible, iBooks and Amazon worldwide!
It’s already WhisperSync ready (meaning if you buy the Kindle version, you can pick up the audiobook for next to nothing). You can also listen to it for free when you sign up for an Audible membership.
I will also be organizing a promo code giveaway soon – stay tune for more details 🙂
Happy listening, mystery and historical fiction fans!
UPDATE OCTOBER 6: ‘I give this incredible book five stars!’
First review of The Lover’s Portrait audiobook is already in!!
Many thanks to Vicki Mejia-Gewe of FangirlNation for reviewing my new audiobook.
“This book gripped my interest through the entire course of listening to it. I really enjoyed the details of all the research into the provenance of art as well as all the periodic flashbacks to Amsterdam 1942, in the middle of the war. It made the realities of those living through the war become so much more vivid. The details of the characters’ natures came through interestingly as well.
Carol Purdom performs the audio edition of this book and helps to keep the book moving very quickly. She reads in a comfortable voice that enlivens the book and kept me listening nonstop to the book.
I was highly impressed by The Lover’s Portrait. I’m not interested in art in general, but that did not prevent me from being drawn to this book. Further, I only noticed halfway through that this is the second book in a series, but that wasn’t even apparent from the book. I give this incredible book five stars!”
Read the entire review here.
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery
Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers and a pesky amateur sleuth.
When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.
After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later.
When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting’s history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it.
Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.
** One of The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016 **
Set in present day and wartime Amsterdam, this captivating mystery is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen.
The perfect novel for those who love art, history and mysteries.
This amateur sleuth mystery describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.
©2016 Jennifer S. Alderson (P)2017 Jennifer S. Alderson
Written by: Jennifer S. Alderson
Narrated by: Carol Purdom
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
Publisher: Jennifer S. Alderson
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