I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira
A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter
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.
A story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, from the "New York Times" bestselling author of " My Name Is Mary Sutter"