Anna faces a difficult time with the support of strong female friendships, and finds her voice in a beautiful seaside town in Maine.Paint what you love, says Mrs. Rosa. But what does Anna love? Is it her long-term boyfriend, Justin, who dumped her to spend the summer in England? Or her uninspiring thesis work in biochemistry? To bring her out of a listless depression, herAnna faces a difficult time with the support of strong female friendships, and finds her voice in a beautiful seaside town in Maine.Paint what you love, says Mrs. Rosa. But what does Anna love? Is it her long-term boyfriend, Justin, who dumped her to spend the summer in England? Or her uninspiring thesis work in biochemistry? To bring her out of a listless depression, her mom convinces her to go to beautiful Pretoria, Maine, the place of her birth. Through an art summer school, the nourishing Aunt Pat and the support of her two best friends, she begins to find her voice...
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painting pretoria Reviews
I picked up Painting Pretoria by Giulietta Spudich because I fell for the beautiful cover, mixing my love of painting and the ocean with all the right colors. What I discovered was a story of healing. Love goes bad. It breaks your heart. Now what? We have all been there. In this story, Anna finds painting is the way to help her heart heal and feel strong and brave and ready, not only to move on, but to grab life by the horns and enjoy it to its fullest. Surrounding Anna is a cast of characters you cannot help but love. Her devoted friends. Aunt Pat. Mom. And...Fernando. I highly recommend this light, easy reading, beautiful book.
I didn’t expect the book to read so well, what a captivating story. Light romance, more healing and hope rather than the usual light fluff. Beautifully written and well edited.I would recommend this book to anyone from young adult through older adult.Thank you to the writer for sharing such a beautiful story
This was a quick read but didn't really get me involved. I did love the descriptions of Pretoria, Maine and how beautiful it sounded. I was pleased that Anna found the healing that she needed and some very good friends in the process. Sacrificing your own desires is not a good recipe for future happiness or even gratitude from the one you put your life on hold for.
Thank you for my give away copy of this book. The author describes Pretoria,Maine quite poetically, and makes you want to visit. The story was slow to start but did become interesting as more characters became involved. It is good to read a promising ending occasionally!
I really enjoyed this book. Anna's gone through a tough break up-a life changing break up. When she takes a much needed vacation, she meets a gorgeous foreigner and they become friends and after a while they become a little more than friends. Anna, through her painting, learns to free her heart. This book took me on a sweet little getaway, one that would be perfect for anyone. I found myself wanting to take a vacation in Maine by the ocean and hoping to become friends with a dark haired chocolate eyed stranger. Definitely would recommend!
How do you paint with your heart? Anna Bankson learns to do just that with the help of Mrs. Rosa, Aunt Pat, and her two best friends. For the last five years she's been a hard-working grad student with a long-term commitment. She suddenly finds herself single, in a downward spiral, and hardly able to keep anything down but yogurt. After much coaxing, she goes to Pretoria, Maine and meets a sexy, foreigner who brings meaning back to her life.This is a sweet story that will make you smile!
A lovely story about a young scientist and budding artist who travels to her birthplace in Pretoria, Maine, to get over the breakup of a longtime relationship. Anna's art holiday takes on a romantic twist when she meets a handsome, cerebral Brazilian who tries to help her again see the beauty in the world. Very well written -- the visual descriptions are as lovely as the book's cover.
A beautiful book through a painter's eyeThis book was more about healing than romance. The references to painting were beautifully done and created a mental picture that really captured the theme of growing into the person you wanted to be.