Sunflowers by Sheramy BundrickSunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick

Sunflowers

bySheramy Bundrick

Paperback | October 28, 2015

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In July 1888, in a public garden in Arles, France, Vincent van Gogh meets a young woman who will change his life forever. He came to Arles to escape the strains of Paris and find a different light for his painting. Meeting Rachel was the spark he needed to rededicate himself. Feeding off the energy of this fascinating woman, fighting the hopelessness deep inside him, Vincent throws himself into his work, .

Rachel, desperate to flee the shame of village scandal, is drawn to the loneliness she senses in this strange man. Filled with dreams and a love of life, Rachel strikes up an unexpected friendship with the mysterious foreigner. As she and Vincent grow closer, Rachel comes to believe that the man everyone gossips about could be the love she longs for.

But as time passes, she gains a deeper insight into a man struggling with personal demons. Can Vincent′s growing attachment to Rachel save him? And will Rachel find the strength to stand by a man she has come to care for deeply, even as he spirals into darkness?

Sheramy Bundrick is an art historian and professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.Sunflowersis her first novel.
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Title:SunflowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061765279

ISBN - 13:9780061765278

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED this book! I utterly adored this book! I actually picked it up after returning from a vacation in Arles. It was a great way to revisit this quaint city. If you have any interest in Van Gogh's life and art, "Sunflowers" is a fun read for further insight into his personal life and inspiration. It's similar to the way "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier lends insight into the life of Vermeer.
Date published: 2017-02-16

Editorial Reviews

Sheramy Bundrick, an art historian writing her first novel, is up to the task. She conjures a poignant but ill-fated romance in 1888 Arles, France, between the mentally fragile painter and an obscure historical figure, a prostitute named Rachel. Fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring, take note.